Multicultural Affairs Affinity Communities (MAAC)

Multicultural Affairs Advisory Meeting in Sharp Classroom


Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee (MAAC)

MAAC is a place where all students can become involved in the multicultural, pluralistic community at SAIC. Multicultural Affairs Advisory Committee (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, People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Cultural/ethnic students
  • Underrepresented underserved students
  • Faith-based groups
  • LGBTQ+ students and allies
  • Community engagement groups
  • 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. We open a dialogue about ideas that promote inclusivity, respect, and acceptance in the SAIC community. And we collaborate on community-wide programs, initiatives, and events.

MAAC Spring 2022 Schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • MAAC Week March 7-11, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022; 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Click this link to subscribe and view all Multicultural Affairs events in your calendar. 

To get involved with MAAC, look for flyers or email to be added to the mailing list.


* The idea that issues of gender, race, class, etc. interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels; an example is black feminism. 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.