Sat, May 7, 2022 7:00 PM –

Fri, May 13, 2022 8:00 PM PDT (GMT-7)

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We at the MENASARC are excited to unveil this year's schedule of programming for our annual MENASA Culture Week! Join us at any and all of these events, each of which have their own unique Shoreline event RSVP page:

Saturday, May 7th | 7pm
"Arab Culture Night" (with SJP, ASG & LSC)
@ IV Community Theater

Monday, May 9th | 7-9pm
"CommuniTEAS of Care" (with the MCC and the Anacapa APIDA LLC)
@ Anacapa Main Lounge

Tuesday, May 10th | 1-4pm
"MENASA BAZAAR" (with our affiliated student orgs!)
@ SRB Faculty Lawn

Friday, May 12th | 12-2pm
"QT API-SSWANA Potluck" (with the RCSGD and MCC)

We hope to see you all there!


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Fri, May 13, 2022
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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The RCSGD, MENASA Resource Center and MultiCultural Center are collaborating to bring you our first ever QT Asian, Pacific Islander, South and Southwest Asian, North African cultural potluck! Taking place during AAPI Heritage Month and MENASA Culture Week, this event is to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of QT API-SSWANA folks. People at these intersections have unique experiences that are often overlooked, so we want to honor these folks and help foster community over a celebratory meal that represents our diverse cultures.

Register for the event on Shoreline to attend and complete the attached Google Form if you are interested in contributing food or beverages. If you provide food, you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25-50 gift card!

Tue, May 10, 2022
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
MENASA Bazaar 2022

Get a blast of Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian music, fun and culture at this year's MENASA Bazaar! Join us for a day of activities, festivities, and cultural celebration at the SRB Faculty Lawn from 1-4pm, in collaboration with the MENASARC's many student organizations!

Inspired by the Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian marketplaces where this festive event gets its name, this annual bazaar is a tradition initiated and maintained by the MENASA student communities here at UCSB. The entire UCSB community is welcome to become more culturally aware and informed of the cuisines, music, dances and festivities celebrated in the cultures of our MENASA student community. This event will emphasize the diversity of cultures and identities that make up the mosaic that is the MENASA community on campus. The Bazaar will feature "booths" for each student organization or individual student who are representing a Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian cultural group and offers an opportunity for students to join others in collectively embracing their cultures through playing an instrument, giving out a type of food, or even showing the designated types of dress of his/her ethnic group. While this event is open to all members of the UCSB community, it will center the cultures and experiences of MENASA students on our campus that encourages development in understanding one another's cultures and solidarity across cultural differences.

Mon, May 09, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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CommuniTEAs of Care: APIDA-MENASA Creative Self-Care Space

Sponsored by the MCC, APIDA Living Learning Community, and EOP, this event is presented as part of MENASA Culture Week and in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. This event values connecting MENASA-APIDA identities and holding space for solidarities through a collective-individual wellness. Will practice creatively engaging with how we practice self-care and looking to shared and distinct heritages for inspiration in practicing self-care as a community

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