As this quarter comes to an end, we wish you all the best of luck on your final tests, projects and papers, dear community. We hope your transition - whether to summer quarter, summer break, internships, or your post-graduation opportunities - goes smoothly. Whatever your plans are, we hope you can find time for joy, rest, and relaxation.
The Markaz is preparing for our own summer transition! You can look forward to a few upcoming events - a couple of Spring's postponed events and Class of 2021's Senior Spotlight are still to come - but, soon we will say farewell to our fabulous 2020-2021 staff and slow our regular programming. The Markaz virtual space will, of course, be "open" during the summer quarter. Zoom events will be scheduled as needed, directors Abiya and Cassie will be available for meetings, but much of our energies will go toward planning for our reopening in the Fall.
We are thrilled to begin this planning and we welcome community input in this process. Feel free to reach out with your ideas and input this summer. Let's dream big!
MARKAZ COMMUNITY AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT
The Markaz announced the winners of our 2021 Community Awards last week. If you missed that email, you can find it here. Congratulations again to Yusuf Zahurullah (Abbasi-Markaz Fellow, 2021-2022), Zainab Hosseini (VPGE Academic Achievement Award for the Markaz) and Arman Kassam (Markaz Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Contributions).
PALESTINE: CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION & FINDING SUPPORT
[CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION] MAKING SENSE OF PALESTINE TODAY | Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3
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 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.
Part 3: Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST|FeaturingMuna Dajani (London School of Economics) and Basma Fahoum (Stanford University) Register here.
[FINDING SUPPORT] INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH DR. DAKWAR
Book a 30-minute appointment between 3:00 -5:00 PM PST on Tuesdays with Dr. Enas Dakwar. Students can contact Dr. Dakwar throughVadenPatient.
[5/25-6/3] SERIES: Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East RSVP [6/2] TALK: Islamists and the Arab Uprisings RSVP [6/16] TALK: COVID-19: An Update From India RSVP [6/24] TALK: The Nonviolent Revolution of Iranian Women WritersRSVP
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.
Apply for Winter Quarter 2022 BOSP. The BOSP Winter Quarter 2021-22 application is now open! BOSP is excited to announce that Cape Town, Kyoto and Santiago will be added to our usual list of programs being offered this winter quarter! The deadline is Sunday, June 27, 2021.
[LAST CALL] 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 outthis 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!