The Lealtad-Suzuki Center (LSC), established in August 2002, is a programmatic arm of the Department of Multicultural Life (DML). The LSC provides a range of services, including intentional multicultural education and campus programming; ongoing training and development opportunities for faculty, staff, and students; and personal consultations to discuss issues of identity exploration and cross-cultural communication.
Please click here to sign up to attend the Students of Color Retreat 2018.
Join the Department of Multicultural Life for the 2018 Indigenous and Students of Colour Retreat. With the theme this year of Healing and Celebrating through Storytelling, we will be creating space for students of color to unwind from the day-to-day of navigating Macalester College.
The deadline to fill in this interest form is December 9, 2017
Invitation to Collaborate
The Lealtad-Suzuki Center is excited to collaborate with individuals and groups through social justice programming. We are particularly interested in developing and fostering long-term, sustainable and reciprocal relationships across the Macalester campus and the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul communities.
Additional Center Initiatives
Personal Consultation – Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to schedule personal consultations with the Director of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center for any questions or concerns they may have pertaining to multicultural issues, programming, etc. To schedule an appointment with the Director, please contact Afifa Benwahoud.
Lealtad-Suzuki Center Awards – These awards, presented at the Department Multicultural Life's “Harambee!” celebration, honor students who, throughout their work on campus both in and out of the classroom, embody the mission of the Department of Multicultural Life and the legacies of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center’s namesakes and Mac alums, Catharine Lealtad and Esther Suzuki. In addition, the winners of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center have demonstrated their academic excellence at Macalester by maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.