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POLITICAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE

via @bbyanarchists on Instagram.

Fostering a politically-minded understanding of our world.

We are a committee that works to push the St. Olaf community to develop a critical consciousness to the place we occupy, and our positioning in the world. PAC works to coordinate events that radically change our ways of being in this world, through an intersectional approach that enables students within the committee to grow and learn. Simultaneously, we push the wider student and faculty body to be exposed to events that will cause a radical examination of their world and life.

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PAC Members

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Helena Skadberg

Helena Skadberg

To me, PAC is a safe space that pushes individuals and the St. Olaf community to engage in political discussion and learning while providing opportunities that promote personal growth and engagement with social change.

Anna Mulhern

Anna Mulhern

To me, PAC is all about working for justice through building community and centralizing marginalized folks and their narratives.

Raveena-Flor Lalwani

Raveena-Flor Lalwani

PAC is a safe space in which all individuals are welcome to have a discussion and listen to other opinions. Through this platform, one can learn and understand the topic firsthand from an individual that has taken the time to study it or has even lived it. Alongside that, PAC is not a means limited to the individuals in the organisation- it rather spreads the word to campus and welcomes anyone to join their guest speaker’s conference in addition to their other planned events. It is a team that i

Kana Araya-Kjeseth

Kana Araya-Kjeseth

PAC is a place to go to when you want to learn and understand the issues and unrest in society. It is a great place to educate yourself, see new perspectives, and take action.

Maren Shawdi Assef

Maren Shawdi Assef

PAC allows me to both share information about global issues that matter to me, as well as gain awareness of political events that are not otherwise discussed much on campus.

Helen Clanaugh

Helen Clanaugh

PAC to me means having conversations about imagining a world outside of electoral politics where BIPOC folks, Queer folks, women, people with disabilities, and low income folks have the resources to thrive and live joyful and abundant lives. It means building a community where people have the resources to learn about liberation, abolition, and de-colonization and where we speak and manifest these things into existence.

Larissa Rabelo Santana

Larissa Rabelo Santana

PAC to me means to build an intentional community grounded in decoloniality.

Camila Avila Martinez

Camila Avila Martinez

What PAC means to me is creating a space political education from an intersectional lens. In addition, provide the means to develop critical thinking skills through the works of scholars, organizers, and community members.

Steve Romenesko

Steve Romenesko

To create opportunities for many to learn, understand, and critically think about the world we live in and their place in it

Lily Galic

Lily Galic

PAC promotes truth and justice. It aims to inform, spread awareness, and open dialogues about current national and international political and social issues or events, and calls on students to act on these issues.

Alyssa Vue

Alyssa Vue

PAC is a huge opportunity to critically reflect on politics, history, and more. It pushes me to learn what means to think about people outside of my bubble, and is a place devoted to the inclusion, discussion, and mission of understanding and making all voices heard.

Grace

Grace

Standing up for what's right.

Sannah Arvidson-Hicks

Sannah Arvidson-Hicks

PAC is an open place for developing social awareness in community. PAC causes us to think critically about our spaces, uplift narratives, share about pressing global issues, and learn from one another.

Aya Aboudou

Aya Aboudou

PAC is a way for me to put effort into actual change. I always find myself having certain opinions and ideas about events from PAC but I realized that talking about it doesn't do much and being a member allows me to listen to others as well as bring my own perspective.

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Office Hours:

Tuesdays 8-9:30AM in the OSA

Thursdays 8-9:30AM in the Cage