M.E.S.A. Community Summit 2013
Middle Eastern and South Asian
“Strengthening the Fabric
of our Communities”
Saturday, April 27th, 2013
9am to 5pm
UC Davis Student Community Center
This event is free and open to all UC Davis students.
Please fill out the following form to register as a participant:
Summit Participation Form
Registration is open until April 12th at 5 pm.
We are seeking workshop submissions!
If you would like to facilitate a workshop, please fill out the following form:
Workshop Facilitation Form
Workshop proposals are due by April 12th at 5 p m.
The purpose of the Middle Eastern and South Asian (M.E.S.A.) Community Summit is to empower, educate and enhance the lives of students and allies within the UC Davis community. The Summit will be a one-day conference and an opportunity for students of Middle Eastern, Arab, Muslim and South Asian backgrounds to come together. We aim to offer a space for students to connect with one another, reflect on the current campus climate and share resources, strategies and visions. During the conference students will gain leadership skills, strengthen the community through relationship building and create a more purposeful vision of their time here at UC Davis and post-grad. We hope to create bridges between students that are new to being active on campus, current student leaders and the academic community.
The Summit will aim to provide a foundation for students to learn about and utilize historical, contextual, critical and socially-conscious frameworks when seeking solutions on both, personal and community levels. Through identity exploration and a critical look at the intersectional realities of the world we live in, we wish to build and strengthen relationships so that we may create lasting and positive change. Creating a more cohesive and supportive environment across different generations, ethnic and racial groups, religious and spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic levels, sexual identities, and physical abilities is essential in creating a genuinely supportive campus environment.