IRT 2021 Sessions

Thursday, October 14th
11:30 A.M- 1:00 P.M. Plenary Panel

Critical Research and Activism: Student Protests and Movements Globally

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Welcome: President Suzanne Rivera
Facilitator: Prof. Olga González
Panelists: Sofia Donoso is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Universidad de Chile and a research fellow at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies; Michelle M. Jacob is an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Director of the Sapsik’ʷałá (Teacher) Education Program in the Department of Education Studies at the University of Oregon; Nathan Law is a young Hong Kong activist, currently in exile and based in London; Joshua M. Myers is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University; Prishani Naidoo is the Director of the Society, Work and Politics Institute (SWOP) of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

 


Thursday, October 14th
4:45 P.M.- 6:00 P.M. Plenary Panel

College Student Protests: Activism in Higher Education in the United States

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Welcome: Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Anderson-Levy
Facilitators: Hana Dinku, Director of Diversity Ed, Ldrsp & Incl, Jennings Mergenthal ’21; Introduction by Provost Lisa Anderson-Levy

Panelists: Zoe Allen (PIPE), Andrew Lee (Fossil Free Mac), Biibi Muse ([email protected]), AJ Papakee ([email protected], PIPE), and Gabby Whitehurst (BLAC)


Friday, October 15th
11:30 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. Plenary Panel

The Rise of Student Protests Worldwide: A Sign of Hope and Transformation?

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Facilitator: I-Chun Catherine Chang (Geography)
Panelists: Oraz Myradov, Belarus; Bafanabakhe Sacolo, Eswatini; Anjali Dalmia, India; Maria Fernanda Gonzalez, Peru; and Meaza Gidey Gebremedhin, Tigray


Thursday, October 14th
1:20 P.M.- 2:20 P.M. Discussion Group

Intergenerational Conversations about Student Protests

Facilitators and Co-facilitators: Erik Davis (Professor, Religious Studies), Brian Lozenski (Associate Professor, Urban and Multicultural Education), Karin Aquilar-San Juan (Professor of American Studies, Department Chair), Joanna Inglot (Edith M. Kelso Associate Professor, Art History), Marika Pfefferkorn ‘96, Kate Massell ‘22, Swopnil Shrestha ’21, Carly Benusa ’23, Anjali Moore ’22, Grace Nelson ’23, Paper Buck ’08

 


Thursday, October 14th
3:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. Discussion Group

Supporting Protest When You’re Not at Home

Facilitators: Shanti Freitas (Assistant Director, Center for Study Away), Kara Warren (International Student Programs Coordinator), Dipakshi Sarma ’24

 


Thursday, October 14th
Media Activism in Theory and Practice

All Day Radio Free 3

Radio Free 3 is a listening booth where students can borrow transistor radios that rebroadcast content from around the world about decolonization movements, in the hope of creating opportunities for mutual aid and solidarity. More

Location: The Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center East Patio (Rain plan: Lowe Dayton Commons)


Friday, October 15th
1:10 P.M.- 2:10 P.M. Discussion Group

Whose Stories? Constructing Macalester’s Histories of Student Protest

Facilitators: Dave Collins (Research & Instruction Librarian, Sciences); Ellen Holt-Werle (Previously Macalester Archivist and Special Collections Librarian; Currently UMN Institutional Archivist); Jessica Pearson (Assistant Professor, History); Andie Walker ’23, majoring in Digital History Communication

 


Friday, October 15th
Media Activism in Theory and Practice

All Day Radio Free 3

Radio Free 3 is a listening booth where students can borrow transistor radios that rebroadcast content from around the world about decolonization movements, in the hope of creating opportunities for mutual aid and solidarity. More

Location: The Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center East Patio (Rain plan: Lowe Dayton Commons)


Friday, October 15th
4:45 P.M.- 6:15 P.M. Voices of Protest: Music and Spoken Word Event

Location: Shaw Field
Featuring: Tish Jones (left), Traiveon Dunlap (right)

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Ernesto Ortiz-Díaz’s FYC “Soultracking Brazil: Shuffling Through the Sounds of a Musical Nation”


Saturday, October 16th
12 Noon- 3:00 P.M. Creatives After Curfew Banner Workshop
Banners are an ideal medium for supporting social justice causes with a long history of being created by artists to amplify messages at protests and actions. During the workshop, students will learn how to create and collaborate on banners that share their voices and experiences. Four local artists from the Creatives After Curfew mural collective will share best practices for composing banners and stylizing messaging. After the workshop, students can display the banners on campus. 

Creatives after Curfew is a decentralized collective of BIPOC/Queer artists & allies who mobilized during the Mpls uprisings in June 2020 to share resources, skills and knowledge as a contribution to the movement.


Location: Idea Lab
Facilitator: Creatives After Curfew


Saturday, October 16th
Media Activism in Theory and Practice

All Day Radio Free 3

Radio Free 3 is a listening booth where students can borrow transistor radios that rebroadcast content from around the world about decolonization movements, in the hope of creating opportunities for mutual aid and solidarity. More

Location: The Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center East Patio (Rain plan: Lowe Dayton Commons)


October 14th-16th
All Day

Portals of Commitment

FYC Social Design: History, Theory, and Praxis 

Location: Various locations
Facilitators: Professors Joanna Inglot, Mina Kinukawa, and Julia Chadaga

Each portal is designed by different groups of students based on their specific social and political commitment to an issue. Students will interact and invite viewers to engage with the portals and their content.

Click here for a map of the portal’s locations