Spring 2020 Update: Identity Collectives will host virtual gatherings for the remainder of spring 2020. Please contact individual facilitators below to see if the collectives are meeting. You can still fill out the form below to be added to the google groups for each collective.

Created in 2002, Identity Collectives serve as an act of love and commitment to our common desire, across differences and spectrums, to create sacred and healing spaces, dismantle power, oppression, and privilege, engage with the complex struggle and beauty of collective liberation.

Collectives do this by:

  1. Creating space to breathe and a space for support.
  2. Engaging in critical and intersectional, life-sustaining dialogue.
  3. Inter-collective capacity building.

Recognizing the multiple and intersecting identities we all carry and the importance of a supportive community as we explore our privileged and marginalized identities, the Identity Collectives provide students with the opportunity to build community and talk together both within their specific collectives and in inter-group dialogues. Each collective group is facilitated by trained students and staff.

Please note: We ask that you self-identify with the collective that you wish to join.

Are you interested in learning more?  Please complete this Collective Interest Form

Our Identity Collectives for 2019-20 are:

  • Asian Women of the Diaspora Collective:
    • Jennifer Eng, Alice Pham, Sena Takashima
  • Asexual Spectrum Identity Collective
    • Kristin McKenzie, Audrey Bentch
  • Black Women of the Diaspora Collective
    • Ama Kyereme, Ubah Abdullahi, Muna Hassan
  • Disability, Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness Collective
    • Dylan Larsen, Malcolm Stuart
  • International Identity Collective:
    • Zain Chaudhry, Chihiro Aita
    • The International Identity collective is a space for self-identifying internationals on campus with a special emphasis on emotional well-being. We aim to spark dialogue about our identity as internationals. Occasionally, these conversations result in campus events or projects.
  • Latin American Women of the Diaspora Collective
    • Cristina Martin, Marianne Moreno, Sayira Silverio
  • Men of Color Collective:
    • Chiagoziem Anigbogu, Gabriel Ramos, Bian Zou, Juan Diaz, Brook Gelata, Tonye Arreguin
    • The Men of Color Collective seeks to create space for male-identifying students of color at Macalester to gather for fellowship, reflection, and support.  As a social group, we hope to build a bond through passionate discussions of our daily lives that cover a variety of issues within our diverse identities while curtailing judgment. We recognize that the construction of manhood in America is very narrow and limited. These limiting constructions of masculinity have historically produced unhealthy relationships between and amongst men, women, and other intersecting identities. As a collective, we want to create an intentional social space for men of color to explore notions of manhood in a challenging, loving, nurturing, and redemptive manner.
  • Mixed Race Identity Collective
    • Riya Baumann, Anjali Moore, Inge Pham-Swan
  • Queer People of Color Collective
    • Gia Rojas, Rae Hushion
  • Trans Identity Collective
    • Daria Chamness, Teddy Holdt
  • Transracial/Transnational Adoptees Identity Collective
    • Lily Jenssen, Leah Stern
  • Women of Color Collective
    • Cathy Truong, Tonantzin Cabrera, Ubah Abdullahi

For general questions, please email Tegra Myanna at .