Updates for Week 9, Spring Quarter

Join us in a safe, supportive space with mental health professionals to discuss the events unfolding in Palestine. This event will be held virtually on zoom on Tuesday, May 25 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM and lead by Dr. Rania Awaad and Dr. Enas Dakwar. Discussion will center Palestinian student voices, but we encourage all Muslim students as well as allies to attend. Zoom link here.

MAKING SENSE OF PALESTINE TODAY | Wednesday, May 26 and Wednesday, June 2
Karam Dana, Dana El Kurd, Shira Robinson, and Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins will discuss recent events in Palestine across two sessions on Wednesday, May 26 at 4:00pm Pacific and Wednesday, June 2 at 12:00pm Pacific. Sponsored by Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Markaz.

Part 1: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 4:00 PM PST | Featuring Shira Robinson  (George Washington University) and Karam Dana (University of Washington)

Register here

Part 2: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST | Featuring Dana El-Kurd (University of Richmond) and Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College)
Register here.
THE GAZA MONOLOGUES | Thursday, May 27
Written by young people in Gaza in 2010, the monologues are their personal stories of life under occupation and siege. Attend a dramatic reading organized by  31 different universities on Thursday, May 27 at 5:30 PM PST on zoom.

Register here for zoom link.

[Applications now due on Monday, May 31 at 11:59 PM PST] Apply to staff at the Markaz Resource Center in the 2020-2021 academic year! Our collaborative team works to engage and empower a vibrant community of students who identify with or are interested in Muslim experiences both here and around the world. We have a  variety of paid, part-time positions available. Choose the one that best fits your interests and experience:

[5/25] TALK: A Conversation with Reena Kallat: Migration and Maps RSVP
[5/25-6/3] SERIES: Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East RSVP
[5/27] TALK: Losing Our Minds, Coming to Our Senses RSVP
[6/2] TALK: Islamists and the Arab Uprisings RSVP
Join Campus Conversations on Wednesday, May 26th at 2PM PST. Please join President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell for the final Campus Conversations session in 2020-2021. The President and Provost will reflect on this academic year and discuss plans for next year. They will be joined by Lloyd Minor, Dean of the School of Medicine, and Elizabeth Zacharias, Vice President for Human Resources. More information here.

Seniors: Register for Baccalaureate. The Office for Religious & Spiritual Life celebrates life’s big moments at Stanford by hosting our University's annual Baccalaureate celebration. This gathering is part of Commencement weekend and is a bookend to the Opening Convocation held four years earlier. This year's Baccalaureate will be held virtually on Friday, June 11 at 11:00 am. Graduating students are invited to attend by filling out this registration form.

Submit your college essay to The Daily. The Daily is putting together a book of college essays that got students into Stanford, meaning that your essays will be *published* and viewed widely by college-seeking high schoolers looking for inspiration. They encourage stories from all backgrounds and perspectives, and from all communities on campus. If you choose to submit your essays, it will be published publicly, so please only submit if you feel comfortable with the general public having access to them! The deadline to send in your essays to be included in the book is tonight. To submit your essay, simply fill out this short form here.

Participate on a study for Muslim Mental Health. The Stanford Muslim Student Mental Health Initiative (Stanford MMHI) is a community-driven research & advocacy project that has been launched in collaboration with the Markaz and the Stanford Muslim Mental Health Lab. Stanford MMHI aims to uplift Muslim students by understanding and advocating for their mental health needs. If you are interested in helping provide insight into Stanford Muslim students' mental health needs, you can participate in the following IRB-approved study by filling out this interest form. Follow the initiative on instagram @StanfordMMHI and email any questions here.
Check out this summer course on Islam and Muslims in America.
Explore contemporary Islam and Muslims in a post-9/11 and post-Trump America in this summer course! Using ethnographic studies and digital media content, we will discuss how the lived experience of American Muslims interacts with "theoretical" and "normative" conceptions of Islam, and whether these interactions eventually create a distinctive "American Islam." Full description here!
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