Multicultural Student Engagement


Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (MCSE)! MCSE is located in 126 Coffman Union (Student Unions and Activities Suite). We are a unit of the Office of Student Affairs on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. We are specifically tasked to serve all students through diverse engagement opportunities in an effort to retain culturally competent and academically successful students. Learn more about MCSE.

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Power & Privilege Series

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Dolores and for a panel with local migrant farmworker activists facilitated by Chicano/Latino Studies faculty.

Film Screening with complimentary popcorn: 4:00-5: 30 PM
Panel Discussion featuring Ramona Rosales, Aiyana Machado & Melissa Magana: 5:30-6:15 PM
Reception: 6:15-7:00 PM

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Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt. (

After the movie, there will be a panel facilitated by Dr. Jessica Lopez Lyman, Chicano/Latino Studies

The panelists include:
*Melissa Magana - Chemistry & Chicanx Latinx Studies ('18), La Raza Student Cultural Center Board
Melissa is currently involved with La Raza Student Cultural Center and participated in the Casa Sol Living Learning Community. Majoring in Chemistry, she is actively involved in social justice activism and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. Salvadorian born and California raised, Melissa, moved to St. Paul in 2004. 

*Ramona Arreguin de Rosales - Founder, Latin Liberation Front & Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School 
Ramona Arreguin de Rosales is a community leader and educator in Minnesota and has dedicated over 45 years of her life working and advocating for the Latino community. She has created countless opportunities for the Latino community through the many community-based organizations she has founded including the University of MN Department of Chicano Studies and Chicano House, Latin Liberation Front (a student organization), Centro Cultural Chicano in Minneapolis, a Youth Drop-In Center in St. Paul’s West Side, La Clinica in St. Paul which originally started as the People’s Health Center, Migrants in Action and the Hispanic Pre College Program at the University of St. Thomas, just to name a few. 

*Aiyana Machado - Co-Founder, Indigenous Roots Cultural Center & Organizer, Minnesota Alliance of Communities for Puerto Rico 

This event is Free and Open to the Public

Co-sponsored by Chicano/Latino Studies, La Raza Cultural Center, and Student Unions and Activities