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:
- Creating space to breath and a space for support.
- Engaging in critical and intersectional, life-sustaining dialogue.
- 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 2018-19 are:
- Asian Women of the Diaspora Collective
- Asexual Spectrum Identity Collective
- Black Women of the Diaspora Collective
- Disability, Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness Collective
- International Identity Collective: 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
- Men of Color Collective: 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
- Queer People of Color Collective
- Queer Women Identity Collective
- Trans Identity Collective
- Transracial/Transnational Adoptees Identity Collective
- White Anti-Racist Identity Collective
- Women of Color Collective
- Working Class Collective
For general questions, please email Tegra Myanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.