5th Annual MCC Research Symposium

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 - Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location is ADA accessible

The Multicultural Community Center is excited to announce our 5th annual Research Symposium!

Join us on Thursday, April 21st from 10 am -6 pm as we showcase original research conducted by amazing undergraduate and graduate students of color and community members. The MCC Research Symposium provides individuals and communities a mutual space to share developing ideas, theories, and dreams that root our academic ambitions and desires.

Share with us your completed thesis, capstone project, research paper/project, etc!! We would love to share in your passion!! Deadline for abstract submission is April 15th by 5pm! Paper and poster submissions can be submitted online and should include a 250 word research abstract here: http://tinyurl.com/MCCresearchsubmission2016

This year we’re excited to partner with the Center for Race and Gender and Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC). Also born from the 1999 Ethnic Studies Hunger Strike, CRG is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of California, Berkeley that supports critical and engaged research on race, gender, and their intersections. The CRG cultivates innovative research and creative projects, and generates exchange among faculty and students throughout the university, between the university and local communities of color, and among scholars in the Bay Area, in the US, and around the globe. As a student initiated space, UROC seeks to increase the number of underrepresented racial and ethnic students who are conducting research on campus by providing support for current undergraduate researchers and by outreaching to students not yet engaged in research. UROC provides support spaces on campus where current and future researchers can come together and share support and access to resources that increase the success of students as academic scholars.

As spaces rooted in the legacies of resistance and resiliency of twLF, we enthusiastically reach out to everyone in our communities to participate in sharing research, projects, and knowledge that has been developed by POC minds here at Cal. This year, we encourage prospective participants to reflect on work they have created and that engages with our core values, including: Anti-Oppression, Cross Cultural Understanding Solidarity, Sustainability Wellness, Popular Education, and Social Justice. We are excited to receive your research papers, projects, presentations, and passions in any way they manifest. The MCC is proud to honor the work our communities have developed; as artists, scholars, and activists.

We invite submissions from undergraduate students, graduate students, activists, organizers, and community members. There are no restrictions as to the field or topic of study and we are very open to, and highly encourage, creative submissions. For those who are interested in presenting your work in the symposium please fill out the short google form here:http://tinyurl.com/MCCresearchsubmission2016

Also the symposium will offer a light lunch and refreshments for all participants and attendees. Please help us ensure the symposium’s success by registering as soon as possible to give us a better idea how to best create an open and welcoming space for you all. Please register by filling out the following google form: http://tinyurl.com/MCCresearchsymposiumRSVP2016

Submit to participate today and show off what you’ve been working on — or just check out some of the research being conducted by our peers!!

Request Event Co-Sponsorship

CRG Forum Proposals

Interested in presenting as an individual or as part of a panel at CRG Forum Series?

Or have suggestions for future topics and presenters?