Multicultural Affairs Affinity Communities (MAAC)
MAAC is a place where all students can become involved in the multicultural community at SAIC. Multicultural Affairs Affinity Communities (MAAC) is a monthly convening, open to all student leaders of identity-based groups, and students. MAAC is a place of intersectional* dialogue and activism around identity, and the shared and unique perspectives of community members. This includes, but is not limited to:
- International students
- Black, Brown, Indigenous, and students of Color
- Cultural/ethnic students
- Faith and spirituality-based students
- LGBTQ+ students and allies
*Multicultural Affairs recognizes the intersections* of these identities and that any one individual, their narratives, and their perspectives is a reflection of these identities.
During MAAC meetings, we share narratives, stories, perspectives, and resources. As a community, we participate a dialogue about ideas that promote inclusivity, respect, and acceptance in the SAIC community. MAAC meetings are a space for the affinity leaders and other group members of our various affinity groups on campus to come together and discuss, collaborate, encourage, and grow together.
MAAC Fall 2022 Schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, September 15, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Thursday, October 13, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Thursday, November 17, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Thursday, December 15, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Thursday, February 16, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Week of: March 6 through March 10, 2022
- Thursday, April 20, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Thursday, May 11, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
All meetings take place at Sullivan 1425. Click this link to subscribe and view all Multicultural Affairs events.
* About Intersectionality: The idea that issues of gender, race, class, etc. interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels. The term was first defined in Kimberlé Crenshaw's "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics," University of Chicago Legal Form, 1989, 139-67.