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 maffai@saic.edu 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.