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Affinity Spaces for Students of Colorconnections putting their hands together

MFGSS provides formal affinity spaces for students of color that meet bi-weekly each semester. These programs are meant to be empowering and supportive spaces, consisting of speakers, interactive workshops and discussions. All affinity spaces will be meeting online until further notice. For more information and to get connected Email ACE.

Queer & Trans Students of Color (QTSOC)

Queer & Trans Students of Color (QTSOC) seeks to support students in exploring the intersectionality in their lives with a particular focus on race, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. We will be building community over snacks and food for thought. Some examples include: discussing power and privilege through current events or the Clark context, identifying resources, community members and events that allow support, using story sharing to build community, and learning about our histories. Our goal is to build community and create an inclusive space to question and dialogue using our personal experience, queer theory, culture and activities. QTSOC chooses their time each semester based on members’ schedules. Contact aa_ace@clarku.edu for more information.

FOCUS and Sisters in Stride (SIS)

These programs are meant to be an empowering, supportive space for man-identified and woman-identified students of color, respectively. Through bi-weekly sessions consisting of speakers, interactive workshops and discussion, facilitators focus on providing mentorship and cultivating community among underrepresented students. Previous meeting topics include: Mental Health in Communities of Color, Interracial Relationships, “Code Switching,” Immigration in the U.S., movie nights, and Education without Representation (Being Underrepresented at a PWI).

First Generation Student Union

Our office advises and works closely with the First Generation Student Union at Clark. The group was founded in Fall 2016, with the goal of providing community and support to the first generation students as they navigate Clark.
Unlike student organizations, membership in these affinity spaces does require consistent attendance. We ask that members miss no more than 2 meetings each semester. We welcome new members at the beginning of each semester.

FOCUS
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Bi-weekly on Mondays
Zoom

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Sisters in Stride
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Bi-weekly on Thursdays
Zoom

SIS and Focus Meeting

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Multicultural and First Generation Student Support

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