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Excursions and Conferences

Sharing the Dream Conference Delegation

May 26-27,2020

Multicultural Student Affairs is taking a delegation of students to the upcoming Sharing the Dream Conference. This is a one-day conference dedicated to working with and supporting undocumented students. 

This year, the conference will take place at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. 

Registration, transportation, lodging, and meals will be provided. If selected for the conference, participants will be required to attend a pre-conference meeting during the week of May 11th and engage in a post-conference teach-in on-campus the week of June 1st. 

Because of the travel distance, you will need to be available to depart campus by 4 pm on May 26, 2020. We will depart immediately after the conference and be on-campus on May 27th late in the evening. 

A deposit of $25 is required and will be returned to you on the day of the trip. Apply now to be a part of the delegation. Spots are limited. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 17th.

Email for any questions. 

Reclaiming our Now: MSA Excursions Series

This new pilot program from MSA engages students in building connections with communities in Chicago through neighborhood excursions. In partnership with local nonprofits and the Asian American Studies Program, students will analyze how community spaces can support a sense of shared cultural identity, learn the ways activism and organizing is used to honor a neighborhood's history and identity, and practice allyship in supporting local neighborhoods and communities. 

In spring of 2019, MSA's Excursions series visited Paseo Boricua, a neighborhood in Humboldt Park with a strong Puerto Rican community identity, and the Argyle district, a neighborhood in Uptown with large Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai immigrant populations.
The program took place over four dates:
Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming year's locations and dates.

Creating Change Conference Delegation

Interested in attending The LGBTQ Task Force's annual conference in Dallas this year? MSA is assembling a small delegation of Northwestern undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Creating Change conference from January 15-19, 2020. MSA will cover all expenses. LGBTQIA-identified students with diverse identities are strongly encouraged to apply.