About

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 have 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. While also pushing 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

Gervonne Ngoumba
Gervonne Ngoumba

ngoumb1@stolaf.edu                   I hope to bring all sorts of people on campus in order to aid/guide to students to reach a higher intellectual plain.

    Carter Mickelson
    Carter Mickelson

    mickel3@stolaf.edu                         I hope that PAC continues to feature new voices and challenge preconceived ideas. PAC is a wonderful way for me to get involved on campus and engage in a broader political discourse.

      Wendy Garcia-Torres
      Wendy Garcia-Torres

      garcia27@stolaf.edu                PAC holds a variety of events and I hope to attend more of them. My personal goal is to lead bringing a speaker to campus through PAC. For PAC in general, I hope to have posters up for events at the latest a week before and will help in any way I can. I hope we have more interactive events on the situations in Kashmir, Palestine, Hong Kong, Canada, and local MN/US politics.

        Or Pansky
        Or Pansky

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          Maren Shawdi Assef
          Maren Shawdi Assef

          assef2@stolaf.edu                  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.

            Mahmoud Ahmed
            Mahmoud Ahmed

            ahmed6@stolaf.edu              PAC is a space where I can both learn and facilitate political discussion and critique, in the form of scholarship and artistic expression

              Kirsten Anderson
              Kirsten Anderson

              anders51@stolaf.edu                    I want to bring in speakers and artists who advocate for and represent the communities who are especially marginalized and underrepresented on this campus in order to fuel our own education on what it means to exist at St. Olaf and in our world as a whole. PAC is very important in this regard because we can help facilitate these much needed discussions from which we have the opportunity to grow and gain so much.

                Myrtó Neamonitaki
                Myrtó Neamonitaki

                (she/her/hers) neamon1@stolaf.edu           PAC is a safe space which will challenge you and educate you about our world's issues and positionalities; it provides you with opportunities that promote personal growth and strength for social change.

                  Brigid Duffy
                  Brigid Duffy

                  she/her/hers                   Keep engaging with students and faculty who are passionate about social change and learning and understanding more about what is happening domestically and internationally and how we can be channels to advocate and educate students and facilitate discussion and exposure to important, prevalent issues.

                    Camila Avila-Martinez
                    Camila Avila-Martinez

                    avilam1@stolaf.edu                      My vision for PAC is to create and maintain a proactive platform for underrepresented, marginalized, and silenced voices on campus. In addition, I hope to help facilitate in bringing awareness to international and domestic issues that affect my community, and how to support movements that advocate for human rights and justice. Being a part of PAC allows me to dive deeper into complex political issues around the world and invest in advocacy with community leaders.

                      Steve Romenesko
                      Steve Romenesko

                      romene1@stolaf.edu                   To create opportunities for many to learn, understand, and critically think about the world we live in and their place in it

                        Joud Haidar
                        Joud Haidar

                        haidar2@stolaf.edu                      PAC is the platform I intend to utilise to inform my fellow students about political issues and opinions that are prominent today and influence our everyday life. It is the space that will allow me to share and receive information that is not necessarily highlighted by the main stream media - Hopefully leading to the further development of interest and actions.

                          Dagmawe Haileslassie
                          Dagmawe Haileslassie

                          hailes1@stolaf.edu                  PAC is an opportunity to be reach out to all communities on campus and have the opportunity to represent and reach out to groups of people misrepresented and underrepresented.

                            Isabel Istephanous
                            Isabel Istephanous

                            she/her/hers                           a focus on a wider spectrum of issues that lies outside of the mainstream

                              Danely Quiroz
                              Danely Quiroz

                              she/her/hers                        My vision for PAC this year is to continue casting a light on issues such as orientalism, colonialism, dialectics, anti-imperialism, third world feminism, national liberation, and perspective of the state to a broader community aside from Northfield.

                                Lily Galic
                                Lily Galic

                                she/her or they/them galic3@stolaf.edu                        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.

                                  Guadalupe Guerrrero
                                  Guadalupe Guerrrero

                                  she/her/hers                Since my freshmen year, PAC has been one of the only organizations on campus that bring to campus events that made me feel welcome at St Olaf. This being particularly hard for me as a low-income, first generation, financially, and otherwise, independent student of color. My hope for PAC this year is that we continue to bring this campus what it needs, and not what it has an excess of on the basis of majority population.

                                    Joey Dagher
                                    Joey Dagher

                                    she/her/hers consistency and table turning speakers and events

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