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Updates for Week 5, Winter Quarter
[TOMORROW] WELCOMING DR. DARWISH AT AZCHAI

Join us for a casual conversation at AfterZoom Chai, Tuesday, February 9th from 3:30 - 4:30 PST with Dr. Amina Darwish, the new Associate Dean with the Office for Religious & Spiritual Life.  Read Dr. Darwish's bio, bring your questions, and help us welcome her to Stanford! All Stanford affiliates are welcome to attend. Find the zoom link here.

MUSLIM MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE: PARTICIPANTS STILL NEEDED
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.
Study Details:
  • Participation will include a 1.5-2 hour focus group discussion in response to ten questions about 
  • the well-being of Muslim students at Stanford 
  • The focus group will be conducted over Zoom
  • Participants will receive $25 as compensation for their time
Eligibility: 
  • 18 years or older
  • Enrollment as a full-time Stanford student in any undergraduate or graduate programs (including Stanford Medical School, Stanford Law School, coterm, masters, and PhD programs).
  • Self-identify as Muslim
UPCOMING EVENTS
PRE-PROFESSIONAL TALKS: LET'S TALK LAW
WITH CURRENT STANFORD STUDENTS
Thursday, February 11 at 7PM PST
Interested in the legal profession? Looking to connect with and learn from current Stanford Law Students? Join us this Thursday, February 11 at 7PM PST for a casual discussion and Q&A with Stanford Law School Students, Olamide Abiose and Niyyah Barber. RSVP here for the Zoom link.
DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
Sunday, February 14 at 11AM PST
We are often faced with difficult situations concerning our Muslim identity and are unsure how to respond. The Markaz will be hosting "Difficult Conversations," a student only space where we will present different scenarios, hear one another's perspectives, and discuss potential ways to respond. Join us for another session on Wednesday, February 10th at 5 pm PST. RSVP here.

These sessions will also be tailored to your interests. You can fill out the anonymous form in the RSVP link with topics you want to see discussed: bit.ly/conversationsrsvp
CHAI CHAT: ISLAMOPHOBIA IN FRANCE
Tuesday, February 16 at 12PM PST

Join us for a Chai Chat with Rim-Sarah Alouane to learn more about the current state of Islamophobia in France, its roots, and implications on a global scale. Register for the event here: http://bit.ly/W21ChaiChat

Rim-Sarah Alouane: As a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Law at the University Toulouse-Capitole in France, Rim-Sarah’s research focuses on religious freedom, civil liberties, constitutional law and human rights in Europe & North America. Her work has been published by leading law and social sciences global journals including Atlantic Council, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Brookings and Foreign Policy. Ms. Alouane frequently appears on TV and radio outlets in America and worldwide, including NPR, Al Jazeera, France 24 and the BBC.

MARKAZ-AFFILIATED FACULTY MEET & GREET
Wednesday, February 17 at 3PM PST

Come hang out with faculty researching Markaz-affiliated communities and cultures. At our first Faculty Meet & Greet on 2/17, we will be joined by Anna Bigelow, Samer Al-Saber and Denise Gill. No RSVP required, zoom link here: http://tinyurl.com/markazfaculty.

EVENTS FROM OUR CAMPUS PARTNERS
[2/9] FILM: Song Sparrow with Farzaneh Omidvarnia RSVP
[2/10] TALK:  Event with CAIR National Deputy Director, Edward Mitchell RSVP
[2/11] WORKSHOP: Racial Bias in the Mind and on the Ground RSVP
[2/12] PANEL: Community Gathering on Student Academic Experiences RSVP
[2/13] TALK: An Introduction to Mughal History with MSU RSVP
[2/17] TALK:
Justice as Art, as Artifice and as Advertising Billboard RSVP
[2/17] TALK: A Conversation on Women's Empowerment RSVP
[2/25] TALK:
The Farmers Protest and the Future of India RSVP
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Work at the Office of Belonging, Inclusion, and Intergroup Communication (IBIC). The IBIC office is hiring two student staff members to join their team! They are hiring an IBIC generalist student staff role and a peer facilitation program support role. Both are 5-7 hrs/week positions, working directly with the IBIC team on programs and efforts centered on identity, intergroup communication, and social justice. Please find position descriptions and application instructions here.

Apply for the Oral History Award for Excellence. Established in 2018 by the Stanford Historical Society, the purpose of the award is to encourage oral history at Stanford University, to strengthen the collections of the Stanford Historical Society (SHS) and the Stanford Libraries, and to recognize excellent quality in oral history work. Nomination deadline is April 5, 2021. Find more info here.
 
Apply to the 2021 South Asia Summer Language Institute at UW-Madison. The South Asia Summer Language Institute 2021 Program is an eight-week intensive summer language program. Courses in the following languages are offered: Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu. For funding opportunities, see this funding. The application deadline is April 1, 2021. Click to apply. For direct questions, email sasli@southasia.wisc.edu.

Apply for a Community-Based Research Fellowship. Are you an undergraduate interested in social change, activism, and research? Are you interested in using research to address community needs and interests? Apply to be a Community-Based Research Fellow to advance scholarship and social change through work with local and global community partners. Fellowship support includes a stipend of $5,000 or more. Apply here by February 24.
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