written by Isabela Alvarez, class of 2019
On Friday, October 12, a group of Upper Adolescent students attended the Macalester International Roundtable. This year's theme was "Beyond Blood and Skin: The Global Production and Consequences of Race and Racisms". We spent our day listening to speeches about biomedical research on genetic health disparities and the impact of technology and memory on post-apartheid freedom. Students were offered a chance to ask questions to the plenary speakers. Our group also sat in on simulcasts of two discussion panels that focused on how politics affect racial identity in the modern day. It was a full and thought-provoking day, and we all went home with new concepts and questions. If you are a rising junior or senior, don't forget to register for next year's International Roundtable!