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MSA Events & Social


Northwestern Spring Pow Wow

All day, Evanston

Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance, in collaboration with Multicultural Students Affairs, is excited to host our 1st Annual Traditional Spring Pow Wow: Honoring the Matriarchy. This year’s Pow Wow will take place on Saturday May 7th, 2022 at Welsh Ryan Arena. Doors open at 11:00 AM. Grand entry will begin the Pow Wow at 12:00 PM and the Pow Wow will then conclude at 5:00 PM. Free Parking at the Welsh-Ryan Arena. Free Campus Shuttle Service available. Find out more infromation at    


Native American and Indigenous Community Dinner

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston

The Native American and Indigenous Community Celebration is an annual event co-hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) that celebrates the yearly contributions of Native and Indigenous graduates, students, faculty, staff, and community members. All students who participate will receive a white stole with purple and maple and oak leaves appliquéd by hand. Participates are asked to pre-register. The Native American and Indigenous Community Celebration ceremony will be an in-person event on Sunday, May 15th at 5:00 PM CDT in the Guild Lounge on the Evanston Campus. 


Queer Baby Art Fair

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston

We invite you to attend, Queer Baby Art, an art fair co-organized by Multicultural Student Affairs and the Brown Baby Art Collective. This event features a lineup of vendors made up of LGBTQ+ Chicagoland artists and creatives whose practices showcase art as a living enterprise of sustainability.    Big thanks to our co-sponsors: Sustain NU and One Book Northwestern


Lavender Graduation

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

Lavender Graduation is an annual celebration hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs that celebrates the achievements of graduating students in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community from Northwestern University. All students who register and participate will receive a rainbow and/or trans stole. Graduates are asked to pre-register to ensure participation. Lavender Graduation will be an in-person event on Thursday, June 9th at 1:00 PM CDT in Cahn Auditorium on the Evanston Campus.