MICA IS HIRING COSIs for FALL/SPRING 2021-2022!
posted on April 12, 2021
MICA has seven (7) vacancies in our Community Organizing Student Intern (COSI) Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. Visit the COSI Program page for more info and links to applications.
ON CAMPUS JOB OPPORTUNITY: APPLY TO BE AN LCSL STUDENT ASSISTANT
posted on April 09, 2021
Looking for an on campus job? Apply to be an LCSL Student Assistant! We are hiring for our Marketing/Recruitment position and our Logisitics/Operations position. Applications close April 19th.
To learn more and apply for our Marketing & Recruitment role, click here or visit ter.ps/marketingSA
To learn more and apply for our Logistics & Operations role, click here or visit ter.ps/logisticsSA
Ramadan 2021 and the Center for Muslim Life
posted on April 09, 2021
The Center for Muslim Life at Maryland: https://cmlmd.org/
Reconnection: Weekly Study Group
Rconnection engages in deep study of the Qur'an focusing on extracting relevant lessons and insights to reconnect to Allah's word, empower a spiritual growth, to heal emotionally and to aid in coping with and navigating through life's stuggles.
Tuesday's 6 pm EST
Apr 13, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 27, 2021 06:00 PM
May 4, 2021 06:00 PM
May 11, 2021 06:00 PM
Virtual Jummah Reminder & Duaa
Friday's 12:30 pm EST
Apr 16, 2021 12:30 PM
Apr 23, 2021 12:30 PM
Apr 30, 2021 12:30 PM
May 7, 2021 12:30 PM
Amidst Gallery Exhibition April 12- May 15
posted on April 09, 2021
Elizabeth Katt, An Accounting: Through December, Adding machine tape, markers, time, variable dimensions, 2021.
THE STAMP GALLERY PRESENTS
April 12 - May 15, 2021
Free and Open to the Public
Artist Talk Thursday April 22 at 6pm
Register at stamp.umd.edu/AmidstArtistTalks
College Park, MD. This spring, the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, presents Amidst, an exhibition featuring three artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park: Martin Gonzales, Elizabeth Katt, and Alyssa Imes.
In the artists' own words:
Our show came from a discussion of where and when we currently are. We are in the middle of our graduate school experience. We are in the middle of a global pandemic which has changed everything in the past year. So, we decided on the word, Amidst. We are Amidst all the peaks and valleys that come with pushing ourselves in creative directions. We are Amidst the pandemic with all of its uncertainty, challenges, and changes. We are Amidst our angst. We are Amidst our perseverance. We are Amidst and that can be an uncomfortable place to be.
This exhibition will include an artist talk with the artists April 22, 2021 at 6pm. There will also be an in-gallery art-based activity series for visitors to further explore topics around the artwork on view. Visit the Stamp Gallery’s website and social media for a up-to-date schedule of events at thestamp.umd.edu/gallery
Elizabeth Katt will be performing and live streaming her piece, An Accounting, in the Stamp Gallery during the following dates and times:
Tuesdays April 13 - May 18, 1-3pm
Wednesdays April 14 - May 12, 10-11:30am
Thursdays April 15 - May 13, 11am-2pm
Saturday April 24 and May 8, 1-3pm
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Stamp Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.
Spring 2021 hours: Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am – 7 pm, Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm, Saturdays: 11 am – 5 pm, Sundays: Closed.
The Stamp Gallery's physical space will open on Monday, February 8, with an occupancy cap of 10 visitors at a time. If you would like a virtual tour of the gallery for your large group, we encourage you to email us at email@example.com. We can also provide in-person tours for small groups.
Additionally, the gallery will be reservation-only for the first hour of every day. You or your group can reserve a time to view the exhibition in 30 minute slots. Sign up at stamp.umd.edu/galleryreservation. Please note that reservations are not needed to visit the gallery during other hours- visitors are welcome to walk in!
For more information: thestamp.umd.edu/gallery
Interfaith Labyrinth Walk and Meditation
posted on April 08, 2021
Friday, April 23, Noon -1:00 pm
Labyrinth, Garden of Reflection and Remembrance
Part of the Terps Interfaith Exchange Program
AAPI Heritage Month 2021: So Now What?
posted on March 30, 2021
This past year has been particularly difficult for BIPOC communities. We have been feeling the effects reverberate as we grapple with systemic inequities and adapt to different contexts. In all that, we are also finding threads of movement, mobilization, and collective action.
The Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA) has worked diligently with a student committee for this year’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month theme: “So Now What?”. Please help us in celebrating their work and the message behind this April’s theme.
The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has, at different moments, reckoned with both structures of power/oppression and models of privilege. There are common themes this diverse community continuously comes back to (i.e. Model Minority Myth, xenophobia, anti-Blackness, etc.). While these experiences can feel new in this current moment, we can point to a number of historical moments that highlight a sense of returning. “So Now What?” is a question that prompts continued self- and community-reflection, and also offers an opportunity to understand our work within larger and historic struggles of social justice.
We invite you to join the University celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) 2021. This is the 29th year that AAPIHM has been a nationally recognized month-long affirmation of the experiences and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Our upcoming calendar of campus events will be posted on MICA’s website later this week.
Below you will find MICA’s events for the AAPIHM. We encourage you to join us this Thursday for our opening event!
1) AAPIHM 2021 Opening: Thursday, April 1 6pm | Keynote Speaker: Join MICA and Asian American Studies in welcoming our keynote speaker to open Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Julia Rhee is the current Interim Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). Her talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. Open to all. Register here.
2) AAPI Check-Ins (see dates and times below) | MICA is bringing back AAPI Check-Ins! This year, these weekly sessions will be peer led. Have lunch or a snack, take a break from studying, pause, process with your community members, and just be.
AAPI Check-In 1: Tuesday, April 6, 12pm | Led by members of the Korean Student Association. Log in at the time of the event: stamp.umd.edu/checkin1
AAPI Check-In 2: Tuesday, April 13 2pm | Led by MICA Community Organizing Student Intern. Log in at the time of the event: stamp.umd.edu/checkin2
AAPI Check-In 3: Tuesday, April 20, 12pm | Led by members of the Taiwanese American Student Association. Log in at the time of the event: stamp.umd.edu/checkin3
AAPI Check-In 4: Tuesday, April 27 12:30pm | Led by MICA Community Organizing Student Intern. Log in at the time of the event: stamp.umd.edu/checkin4
3) For graduating AAPI students, register to receive a graduation lei today! Deadline is April 16. Limited quantities. https://stamp.umd.edu/aapihmlei.
Latinx Graduation Celebration- Spring Registration NOW OPEN!
posted on March 26, 2021
The Latinx/a/o Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration will occur on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Due to COVID-19, it will take place virtually. To participate in the ceremony and receive a stole, please register by no later than Monday, April 19, 2021. Your graduation stole will be mailed to the address provided in this registration
Register at: stamp.umd.edu/LatinxSpring21Graduation
More information: stamp.umd.edu/LGC or contact Elizabeth Losada firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2021 Mentor Interest
posted on March 09, 2021
Interested in becoming a mentor with the Maryland Reading Program, the Maryland Math Program, or the Maryland Family Literacy Program? Currently, the Maryland Mentor Corps is planning for the fall, so we aren't sure of our plans yet, but if you would like to be notified when our Fall 2021 application opens, please provide your contact information here.
Apply to the Leadership Studies Program!
posted on February 25, 2021
The Leadership Studies Program is accepting applications for their minor and certificate programs for the Spring 2021 semester. Students who are currently enrolled in or have previously completed HESI 217 are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 23rd. Head to go.umd.edu/leadershipstudies for more information and the online application.
MICA Virtual Lounge - Front Desk "MICA VL"
posted on February 15, 2021
To supplement the limited availability of MICA's physical front office (lounge & front desk), we welcome students, guests and UMD community members to join us VIRTUALLY Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm | Fridays 11am - 2pm. Check out our Linking Communities Calendar for "MICA VL" weekly Zoom event details.
Arts and Creativity Classes at Studio A
posted on February 05, 2021
Studio A is the non-credit art class space in the basement of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union for UMD students, staff and community members. The Studio A spring course and workshop listing is online now, with many classes starting February 15. Visit the class listings to see what is being offered and to sign up! Classes and workshops include topics from Drawing and Painting, Dance, Yoga, Animation, and Cooking. Visit Studio A at stamp.umd.edu/StudioA
Sign up for the LCSL Newsletter!
posted on September 01, 2020
To get the latest information on LCSL and all of our programs, click HERE to sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter.
MICA Land Acknowledgment
posted on March 06, 2020
Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy into making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to migrate from their homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. Truth and acknowledgment are critical in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage and difference.
At the office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA), we believe it is important to create dialogue to honor those that have been historically and systemically disenfranchised. So, we acknowledge the truth that is often buried: We are on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway People, who were among the first in the Western Hemisphere. We are on indigenous land that was stolen from the Piscataway People by European colonists. We pay respects to Piscataway elders and ancestors. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.