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Updates for Week 3, Fall Quarter
INTRODUCING THE MARKAZ STAFF AND FELLOWS!
Introducing the Markaz staff! This fantastic team is already hard at work planning events and projects for the year, and are eager to build community. We invite you to contact them with questions via email or reach out during Afternoon Chai.
Space & Afternoon Chai Manager: Manar Barsi 
Communications Manager: Habboba Musa
Frosh Experience Coordinator: Lara Hafez
Mentorship Coordinator: Maryam Khalil
Chai Chat Coordinator: Ayesha Khawaja
Community Outreach Coordinator: Hodan Farah
Telling our Stories Manager: Sophia Vahanvaty
Muslim Mental Health Initiative Coordinators: 
Aneeqa Abid & Mahnoor Hyat

Graduate Scholar Activist: Sarah Maung
Abbasi-Markaz Fellow: Yusuf Zahurullah
Minara Fellow: Nour Aissaoui
[NEW] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THE SOUTH ASIA-MARKAZ FELLOWSHIP
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 www.tinyurl.com/southasia-markaz
SIGN UP FOR NEW MUSLIM MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

With the support of the experts at BEAM Career Education, the Muslim Student Union, Stanford Muslim Alumni Association, and the Markaz Resource Center have teamed up to launch MINARA, a new professional mentorship program for the Stanford Muslim community. Featuring one-on-one mentorship matches, virtual panels, and in-person mixers for networking and connection, this 8 month program is as innovative and dynamic as our alumni and student community!

Learn more at markaz.stanford.edu/minara and sign up here.

MARKAZ EVENTS THIS WEEK: AFTERNOON CHAI
Join us this Tuesday, October 5th from 4-5 PM in Old Union Courtyard for Afternoon Chai! We will be cooling off with hibiscus tea and good company. See you there! All are welcome.
MARKAZ DIRECTOR OFFICE HOURS
[Bonus] Virtual Office Hours: Meet with Abiya remotely from the comfort of your dorm on Mondays, 11 AM-12 PM. Zoom link for drop-in visits is here: tinyurl.com/abiyaofficehours.
EVENTS FROM CAMPUS PARTNERS
[TALK] 10/5: The Politics of Art with Hanan Toukan RSVP
[TALK] 10/5: 9/11 and Afghanistan Twenty Years Later RSVP
[TALK] 10/6: African Literature and Publishing Platforms RSVP
[MUSIC] 10/8: Derek Gripper and Yacouba Sissoko
RSVP
[FILM] 10/8: Caste in India with Natasha Raheja RSVP
[TALK] 10/12: Education Policy in Low-Income Countries after COVID-19 RSVP

[TALK] 10/12: Street Sounds with Ziyad Fahmy RSVP
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES
Contribute to a study on Afghan resettlement in the Bay Area. A graduate student in Stanford's journalism program is working to cover stories on Afghan resettlement efforts and challenges in the Bay Area. If you're working on something relating to the resettlement - or have family or friends in Afghanistan who are struggling to leave (or figuring out ways to stay) - they'd love to hear your story. Please reach out at (203) 962-2188 or emiolene@stanford.edu. 

Explore the International Engagement Fair. Attend the 2021 International Engagement Fair and learn about academic and professional experience abroad, academically-focused activities and other forms of international exchange. Students who attend can enter into a student raffle for the chance to win prizes! The Fair will be held outdoors at SIEPR Koret-Taube Conference Center Courtyard (366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, 94305) on Wednesday, October 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. No RSVP required.

Check out these awesome resources from the Vice Provost for Graduate Resources. Follow this link to learn more about valuable workshops hosted by the VPGE - examples of workshop topics include "Pandemic Fatigue - Sustaining our Energy and Well-Being Through Uncertainty," "Designing for Greater Balance and Energy," "Understanding Leverage and the Psychology of Influence," and "Introduction to Grad Grow,"  and the VPGE is also accepting applications for their Preparing Future Professors program until 10/6!
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