Updates for Week 8, Fall Quarter
The Muslim Mental Health Initiative (MMHI) at Stanford and the Markaz invite you to participate in our campaign to demystify therapy for our community. If you have benefited from seeking mental health support (on campus or off), please share your story! Stories will be shared anonymously via social media and a community showcase project. For more information, contact MMHI Coordinators Aneeqa Abid ( or Mahnoor Hyat (
Welcoming Muslim alumni back to the Farm
On October 22nd, we partnered with Stanford Muslim Alumni Association and the Muslim Student Union to welcome alums back to the Farm at our annual Muslim Mini Reunion.  We enjoyed a delicious dinner from Ladle and Wok, heard a presentation from organizers, exchanged business cards and phone numbers, and laughed late into the night. Thank you to our staff and volunteers for making our first indoor event of the year a great success! 
If you missed this event, keep an eye out for future Minara  mixers for alumni and students.
[AFTERNOON CHAI] With the Persian Students Association | Tuesday, November 9, 4-5 PM
Join us this Tuesday, November 9th from 4-5 PM in Old Union Courtyard for Afternoon Chai! The Persian Students Association will be co-hosting this chai and serving their traditional lahijan tea and snacks! See you there.
[CHAI CHAT] Counter Narratives: Fiction, Romance and Muslims | Monday, November 15, 4-5 PM

Join us on Monday, November 15th from 4-5 PM for a virtual Chai Chat with Uzma Jalaluddin, bestselling author of Ayesha at Last and Hana Khan Carries On! Jalaluddin will be discussing Muslim representation in fiction, her experiences in the publishing industry, and why communities of color need more romance novels. 

[TALK] 11/10: Thinking about Democracy and Revolution: Egypt's 2011 Uprising RSVP
[TALK] 11/11: Decolonization and Diaspora: Blackness in Afro-Arab Worlds RSVP
[TALK] 11/11: Latin American Authors: Africanness in Action Livestream
[TALK] 11/11: Pathways to Redress in the Aftermath of Violence RSVP
[TALK] 11/11: America's Arab Refugees RSVP
[FILM] 11/11: Iranian Americans of Silicon Valley RSVP
[TALK] 11/12: On Touching: Caste and Queerness in India RSVP
[TALK] 11/16: Deconstructing Memories of Ali in Sunni and Shi'ia Islam RSVP
AAAS + BCSC Presents: The Black Panther Party Photo Exhibition Opening Reception. The photo exhibition coincides with the 55th-anniversary celebration of the Party's founding. AAAS PostDoc, Dr. Kimberly McNair is curating the photo exhibit with Mr. Billy X Jennings, a Panther veteran and historian, former personal bodyguard to Huey P. Newton, and the chair of this year's BPP Anniversary committee.  An opening dinner reception will be held on the Campbell Community deck of the Black Community Services Center on 11/9 at 6 PM. RSVP here.

Learn about and apply for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). The CLS Program is a funded summer study abroad opportunity for American university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. The deadline to apply is November 16. Learn more here.

Attend the Public Service Fair. Pursue a full-time summer of service with support from Stanford! Through Cardinal Quarter, students can build knowledge, skills, and networks while making meaningful contributions. Fellowship stipends are provided to cover living expenses and are intended to ensure accessibility for all undergraduates. Learn more at the virtual Public Service fair occurring on Wednesday, 11/10 from 6-7:30 p.m., and on Friday, 11/12 from 12-1:30 p.m. Follow this link on the day of the event to register and access the Zoom address.

Get a ticket for the premier of As Soon as Impossible! As Soon As Impossible is a comedic play that explores the relationship between two older men, Ramsey and Arthur, an Iraqi-American and a WASP. Their annual summer fishing trip is interrupted by the unexpected appearance of Ramsey’s granddaughter, Layla, who claims to be on the run. Directed by Professor Samer Al-Saber, and written by Roberta Denning Visiting Artist Betty Shamieh. More information here.
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