❝ O U R M I S S I O N ❞

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO COMMIT TO INTERNATIONALISM AND MULTICULTURALISM IN A COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT? IN THIS GLOBALIZING WORLD, THE DEFINITION IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY ELUSIVE, AND WE ARE HERE NOT TO DEFINE BUT TO BRING REAL SNAPSHOTS OF IT, AS EXPRESSED THROUGHOUT DAILY EXPERIENCE OF INTERCULTURAL LIFE OF STUDENTS AT MACALESTER COLLEGE. 

HOME  IS A MAG FOCUSED ON INTERNATIONALISM. WE BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A COMMON FACTOR IN THE EXPERIENCE THAT WE ALL FACE REGARDLESS OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.



PUBLISHING EVERY MONTH, HOME’S MISSION IS 3-FOLD:

  1. TO PROVIDE individuals with HOME FOR THEIR DEVELOPING IDENTITIES WHICH NEED SPACE (for clarification, expression or growth) AS A PRODUCT OF ABANDONING THEIR COMFORT ZONE (experiencing disequilibrium: leaving home-country, speaking in English, being intellectually challenged or being religious in a secular environment).

  2. TO PROVIDE a platform THAT SHOWCASES HOW INTERACTIONS EXTEND TO BROADER COMMUNITIES, IN THE TWIN CITIES,  OUTSIDE THE COLLEGE BUBBLE. 

  3. TO FOSTER a home WHERE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES ARE ENCOURAGED, EXPRESSED AND SHARED, WHERE EVERYONE BELONGS AND THRIVES NO MATTER WHERE THEY are FROM, WHAT RELIGION THEY practice, WHAT FOOD THEY eat, AND WHAT LANGUAGE THEY speak.


WE BELIEVE THIS IS EMBODIED IN EXPERIENCE OF INTERNATIONALISM, AND WE BELIEVE GROWTH HAPPENS IN a CONTINUOUS and HONEST  CONVERSATION BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS OF DIFFERENT CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL VIEWPOINTS, INTERNATIONAL OR NON INTERNATIONAL.

WE PROMOTE INTERCULTURAL CONVERSATION THROUGH POETRY, STORIES, CREATIVE NONFICTION, TRANSLATIONS, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, OPINION ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS, NEWS, AND OTHER ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS THAT ENGAGE WITH ISSUES OF CULTURE, IDENTITY AND BELONGING. 


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