Updates for Week 5, Fall Quarter

The Stanford Muslim Alumni Association and the Markaz Resource Center would like to invite you to our annual Muslim Mini-Reunion, held on the Friday evening of Reunion Homecoming weekend (10/22/21). Enjoy halal refreshments and catch up with friends.

[LOCATION CHANGE]: As of 10/18, the event has been moved indoors to the Clubhouse Ballroom to avoid bad weather. Building capacity is 275, and we will be capping event attendance at 70 to ensure maximum social distancing.

[STUDENTS] This event is now at capacity for student attendees. Only registered guests will be permitted entrance to the event. We invite you to join us at a future Minara mixers to connect with Muslim alumni.

Registered homecoming guests and non-registered local alumni are welcome to attend. RSVP required:

The Center for South Asia and the Markaz Resource Center jointly invite applications for a two-quarter undergraduate fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to foster student-led campus conversations on themes related to societies, cultures, religions, and issues in South Asia.  Learn more and apply at
Join us this Tuesday, October 19th from 4-5 PM in Old Union Courtyard for Afternoon Chai! We will be serving some Moroccan mint tea, as well as our classic chai. See you there! All are welcome.
[TALK] 10/22: Images & Words in the Films & Stories of Ebrahim Golestan RSVP
[TALK] 10/26: Unknown Past: Layla Murad, the Jewish-Muslim Star of Egypt RSVP
[FILM] 10/29: There is No Evil with Mohammad Rasoulof INFO

[TALK] 10/29: Tunisia: Political Conflict after July 25 RSVP
[TALK] 11/4: Success and Challenges in Benin and South Africa 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.

Sign up to join a new South Asian TAPS play: Pali/Altaf. Inspired by the story “Pali” by Bhisham Sahni: four-year-old Pali is separated from his Hindu family during the chaos of India’s 1947 Partition. Left behind in newly-formed Pakistan, he is adopted by a kind Muslim couple, with whom he lives for seven years — until one day, his biological father arrives to bring him back to India. Caught between two nations, two religions, two families, and two names, Pali/Altaf embodies the violence of colonialism and its aftermath. Audition to join the Winter Stage play now on 11/15 and 11/16 - find out more here.

Learn about the Strauss and Truman Scholarships. Webinars will be held to give information about these two prestigious scholarships, and students are welcome to join and learn more:
  • The Strauss Scholarship awards $15,000 to 1-2 Stanford students every year and promotes the value of public service in the education.  Click here  to sign up for the webinar on Tuesday, 10/19 at 4 PM
  • Juniors, the Truman Scholarship seeks students with a strong record of leadership and public and community service, who are committed to careers in public service. The scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding for grad school. Click here to learn more about this scholarship and the application process. Applications are due 10/22.
Check out these resources from the VPGE. The Vice Provost for Graduate Education provides numerous helpful resources for Stanford students to utilize:
  • Diversity Works: How journalism serves local communities when led by people of color.  Held virtually on 11/10. Learn more about the event and RSVP here.
  • Hume's Dissertation Bootcamp:  Join fellow students and get help from knowledgeable tutors as you work on your dissertation. The next Bootcamp will be held between 11/8 and 11/19, from 7 AM to 11 AM each day. Sign-ups will begin on 11/25. Learn more here.
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