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Excursions and Conferences

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.

Sharing the Dream Conference Delegation

Multicultural Student Affairs sent a delegation of undergraduate and graduate students to the upcoming Sharing the Dream Conference. This was a one-day conference dedicated to working with and supporting undocumented students. This year, the conference took place at Northern Illinois University at DeKalb, IL on Wednesday, May 15. 

Stay tuned for more details on this upcoming year's conference. Questions? Contact


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.