The Intercultural Center at MMC is no ordinary student lounge — it’s a mission-driven community space for the next generation of social justice activists and the programming to jumpstart their creative change-making.
Here’s what visitors can expect throughout each semester in the IC:
Campus Speaker Series
Monthly speaker series with local New York City-based social justice leaders who work across various disciplines. The series will include notable speakers for a large-scale event that will draw members of the MMC and surrounding community.
Community anti-racism training will be offered in the IC lounge on a semester-by-semester basis. Each semesterly training will require participation from participants for 2 ½ days on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Participation is voluntary except when participation is required as a sanction for a violation of MMC’s Discrimination Policy.
NYC as Seen by New Yorkers
A monthly series providing opportunities for students to explore the parts of New York that New Yorkers call home. The series allows students the opportunity to connect to cultures through food, music, and visuals while also providing the history and relevance of what they are experiencing. The cost to participate will be covered by the IC so all students are able to participate. 25% of registrants will be reserved for students from New York.
Dish It Up Thursdays
A bi-weekly lunch and chill series providing opportunities for students to discuss contemporary issues happening in the media and in society, as it relates to social justice, diversity and inclusion.
A running virtual blog space for students to share publications, poems, or other musings related to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.
International Education Week
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. During November of every year, the Intercultural Center will arrange events to expand global awareness and promote education abroad.