Updates for Week 10, Fall Quarter
Week 10 is here – and as we enter the final days of this busy quarter, we hope you find time to celebrate your accomplishments. Despite how tumultuous the last ten weeks have been, there is so much joy and inspiration to be found. We know that many of you have taken on new and challenging coursework, some of you are working in student organizations to build community remotely, and others are finding important ways to care for yourselves and your loved ones during this time. We see your efforts and we applaud them!
The Markaz enjoyed hosting many wonderful events and launching new initiatives this Fall. Thanks, of course, to the hard work of our student staff and our on-going partnership with the student leaders in the Muslim Student Union. (First year students and transfers: If you would like to get involved with Markaz next quarter, we are still accepting intern applications. More information below.) Our last event of the quarter will be a virtual scavenger hunt during AfterZoom Chai. We hope to see you there to say goodbye, but if you can't make it, we hope you find time to rest and relax this winter break! You certainly deserve it. See you in 2021!

Applications are now due on Friday, November 27th at 11:59 PST.  You can learn more about the program and apply here! The Markaz's intern program is at the heart of our mission to empower a vibrant community of students who identify with Muslim experiences both here and around the world. Using a framework grounded in social justice and our understanding of intersectionality, this program is a volunteer opportunity for first-year students to actively engage in community building, advocacy and allyship at the Markaz in the Winter and Spring Quarters.

AFTERZOOM CHAI: Scavenger Hunt!
Tuesday, November 17 at 3:30 PM PST
Join us this Tuesday (11/17) at 3:30 pm PST for a fun and interactive scavenger hunt during the last AfterZoom Chai of the quarter! We look forward to seeing you all one more time before the quarter wraps up. Please contact for any questions about accessibility. Zoom link here and always available at
[11/19] LECTURE: Iran's 1933 Oil Concession: Myths and Realities RSVP
[11/19] LECTURE: Dalit Studies and the Study of South Asia RSVP
[11/20] SEMINAR: The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East RSVP

Did you miss an event hosted by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies this quarter? Visit their Youtube channel for event recordings to enjoy during break. Here are a few we recommend:
  Apply for a University Committee Position. Students nominated by the ASSU Nominations Commission to serve on University Committees work with faculty, administrators, alumni, and trustees to enhance the welfare of the Stanford community. Sitting as a member can therefore be very rewarding, an excellent opportunity to voice your opinions and subsequently contribute to the community. The Nominations Commission has five new University Committee offerings:
  • The Committee on Campus Climate, Community, and Speech is currently seeking two students to help brainstorm and implement changes to help depolarize the campus. 
  • The New Student Organization Committee is currently seeking two students to help assess application of new student organizations (VSOs). 
  • The Registrar’s Office Task Force is currently seeking one undergrad and one graduate student to help assess course units and cross listing. 
  • The Judicial Charter Review Committee is currently seeking one student to help assess the Student Judicial Charter. 
If you're Interested in one or more of the roles above, send a brief statement of interest for the committee(s) you are interested in and a resume to NomCom and CC Rachel Wallstrom.
  • The Committee on Three Books Selection is currently seeking one student to help select the three books that the incoming Class of 2025 will be assigned to read over the summer. To apply for this committee, email a statement of interest and a resume to NomCom and cc Hayleigh Quinn and Matthew Jacquez .
Attend a 3-part series on Black Wellness in Higher Education. The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, Stanford University’s Department of Religious Life, and Boston University School of Theology welcome a panel of university spiritual care providers and scholars to discuss Black wellness in higher-education in this 3-part series. Flyer below and more information here.
CAPSConnects: Counseling Sessions with Dr. Enas Dakwar

Dr. Dakwar's hours will be on Tuesdays starting this week. There will be 30-minute slots available between 3-5PM PST. Find more information here.
Spiritual Support: One-on-one sessions with Dr. Rania Awaad
Have questions on Islam? Or want to speak to a qualified Muslim psychiatrist on mental health needs? Sign up for one-on-one session with Dr. Rania Awaad.
Well-being: Coaching Sessions with Maija Cruz

Maija works to support students who want to clarify their goals and create movement towards a sustainable, authentic self. Sign up for coaching with Maija here.
Support the Markaz by making a donation today!

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