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APIDA 101 is an MSA program for undergraduate students that explores what it means to be a person of Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or Desi descent in the United States. Over the course of 6 sessions, you will make connections between your cultural/ethnic identity and a racial/political identity, analyze the history and dynamics of the APIDA experience in the United States, explore APIDA activism, and develop strategies for allyship and solidarity across communities.

This program centers the lived experiences of Asian, Pacific Islander, and/or Desi students - communities which are inclusive of, but not limited to, the East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander diaspora, as well as multiracial and multiethnic APIDA communities class

Winter 2021

  • Thursdays, 6 - 8 PM Central Time
  • January  28 - March 4 (6-week series)
  • Virtual (Zoom)
  • Sign up by 1/24 at this link:

APIDA Solidari-Tea

APIDA Solidari-Teas are a space for students to build community with each other through reflection, storytelling, and conversation centering Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) identity and experiences. No prior knowledge is required to participate — our discussions offer a safe space for students to learn about, from, and with each other. We're remaining virtual for winter quarter, so we welcome everyone to bring their favorite tea, coffee, and snacks with them!

Winter 2021

Additional Discussion Groups

For Us, By Us (FUBU)

FUBU is an ongoing space for courageous conversations by Black women, about Black women, and for Black women.

Harvest Indigenous Discussions

Join MSA for our monthly dinner and discussion series on topics important to Indian Country and the Northwestern Native and Indigenous Community. All are welcome.

Queer Leadership Coffee Hour

Join us for a monthly hour-long of conversation with elders, alumni, and community members as we personal honor oral histories and the unique ways queerness informed their leadership and how their concepts of leadership informed their queerness.

Winter 2021 Speakers

February: adrienne maree brown

  • Details: Feb 26th 
  • Zoom Link: Coming soon!
March:  Coming Soon
  • Details: Coming Soon
  • Zoom Link: Coming Soon

Queer &

Queer & is a collaboration of Multicultural Student Affairs and Social Justice Education exploring queer solidarity, accountableity, and futures in a journey toward collective liberation. 

Queer &: Envisioning Community-January 27th 2021 6:00pm-7:30pm

Pre-register and sign-up here: