Question: What does MDG for?
Answer: Macalester Development Group and Millennium Development Goals!
Join MDG for a discussion on MDGs this Tuesday in CC214 at 7pm. Be prepared to have an awesome discussion.
Your Weekly Development Opportunities:
1. Participate in Open Core Meetings
MDG is committed to both a transparency and an openess
to your ideas, suggestions and criticisms. Join us for this new
opportunity. If you are interested in learning more about how the core
operates, e-mail email@example.com. We will send you a copy of the agenda and invite you to participate in our Sunday core meeting at 10pm.
2. Cook Dinner with MDG for a Women's Advocate Center
We are volunteering at the Women's advocate center the 22nd of November. We are cooking dinner for between 20 and 50 women and children. Dinner is being served at 4:30. Volunteers are required to show up between 3 and 3:30
depending on the dishes being prepared. It is located on 588 Grand
Avenue so transportation won't take long. We will be done by 6. If you
have any questions about the event feel free to email me. Please RSVP
if you are planning on going as we need to know that we have a group.
If you cannot come but want to be involved contact Ida as we need help
finding recipes (half of those eating will be children so food should be
kid-friendly) and purchasing the food. Residents are very excited for
this dinner as they are not normally served home cooked meals.
3. Apply for Projects for Peace
Davis Projects for Peace is offering $10,000 to make your vision for peace a reality.
Spend the summer of 2011 carrying out a grassroots project for peace,
with the help of a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace. You
design the project, and make it happen with community partners locally
or anywhere in the world. Apply as an individual or as a group. At
least one grant will go to a Macalester student or group. Funding is
provided by Kathryn Wasserman Davis to encourage creative ideas and
entrepreneurial actions for building peace.
Students are encouraged to set up a meeting with Eily Marlow (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss their project. Proposals are due January 19, 2011. Details and application information available: http://www.macalester.edu/igc/awards/projectsforpeace.html
Interested in hearing from past projects? Talk to our MDG members Michael Mannansala and Cecilia Martinez
4. Attend an IPID Talk 11/3 on Silence in NGO Discourse
The next IPID talk will be on this Wednesday, November 3rd at 11:00am in Room 70 of the Minnesota Population Center (50 Willey Hall).
Click here for a campus map: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/WilleyH/
will be: Silences in NGO discourse: The current and future role of NGOs
in Africa. Hindolo Pokawa from the Comparative & International
Development Education (CIDE) program track will be the host. Context of
the discussion: We will discuss the Relationship between Civil Society
and the states in Africa.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please e-mail email@example.com and we can sending you the list of discussion questions and readings.
5. Apply for the Northwestern Global Engagement Summit
From the website:
Are you a globally-minded leader passionate about change?
Are you looking for a space to develop your project, increase your
knowledge of development, and connect with other like-minded peers
around the world?
Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for
students committed to global change. Delegates come together to
understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to
hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan,
execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with
like-minded peers from around the world.
mission of GES is to build the capacity of the next generation of
global change leaders. GES builds delegates' skills and capacities to
engage in responsible, effective, and sustainable change around the
The conference will take place: April 20-24, 2011
GES has helped delegates raise over $130,000 to support their global projects!
Application Deadline: November 15th
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.