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Nov. 1 Announcements

posted Nov 6, 2010, 1:30 PM by Unknown user

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  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 to 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  ( to discuss their project. Proposals are due January 19, 2011. Details and application information available:
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:
The topic 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 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?


The 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.

The 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 world.

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 for more information.