The Education and Power Forum Series is a partnership between the Educational Studies Department and the Kofi Annan Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College.

The forums are hosted by Macalester students who are taking a course called Critical Issues in Urban Education. The students work in collaboration with impactful educational leaders from across the Twin Cities to craft the event.

The Education & Power series seeks to create forums that are intentional, democratized spaces where stakeholders in the community meet to dialogue, debate, strategize, network with, and learn from each other and educational leaders. The Education and Power mentors are active community members with deep knowledge about an educational topic and its history in the Twin Cities. They mentor 5-7 students to organize the forums. Students spend the semester narrowing down a topic, planning the session, inviting key participants, and finally facilitating a 75 minute forum exploring power and education in our communities. 

Information on 2024 forum dates and locations can be found here