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Mission Statement

Created in 2003, the mission of the Allies Project at Macalester College is to form a group of staff, students, faculty and alumni who are committed to creating safer and supportive environments and communities through education for all people – taking into consideration multiple social identities such as sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, class, age, or ability. The Allies Project Workshop participants will have the opportunity to connect personal experiences and social identities, to better understand (in)abilities to act in resisting forms of oppression.

Learning Objectives:

  • Connect personal experience and social identities, to better understand (in)abilities to act in resisting forms of oppression.
  • Participants will be able to express ideas, identify behaviors, and actualize practices that promote action towards social justice and equity.
  • Utilize real life scenarios to practice interrupting microaggressions and oppressive behaviors that adversely impact marginalized people and communities.
  • Self-reflect on and self access the concepts on best social justice practices and values

Allies Workshops Spring 2019

Foundational  vs. Developmental: Both are open to all campus community members.

  • Foundational: Interactive workshops for new and emerging allies and social justice content that is more broad! As the 2 Foundational workshops below are the same, please only RSVP for the one you are able to attend.
  • Developmental: A more focused topical workshop that speaks to certain social justice issues which complements the foundational workshop. ​

Spring 2019 Workshop Opportunities 

Foundational Allies Workshop
Friday, February 15th 1pm-3pm
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Listening as a Tool for Liberation
Tuesday, February 26th 11:20am-1pm
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Naming Whiteness
Thursday, March 14th 11:20am-1pm
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Multiculturalism and Internationalism
Wednesday, April 3rd 11:20am-1pm
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Foundational Allies Workshop
Monday, April 15th 11:20am-1pm
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Request a Dialogue (RAD):

Facilitators are available for foundational workshops or to deliver tailor made workshops for your student group, department, or classroom. Please complete the form below for your student group, department, or classrooms at Macalester College. Note: Completing this form does not guarantee confirmation that someone will be able to deliver a dialogue for the semester you are requesting.

To request a dialogue, please CLICK HERE

For more information about the Allies Project Workshops, e-mail Jason Jackson.