MESA is an organization that promotes diversity and community with the goal of educating the University of Michigan’s campus on race, ethnicity, and social justice. You may have heard of the Trotter Multicultural Center, located at Washtenaw and South University, which is affiliated with MESA as well. MESA offers a variety of events and programs, including the Heritage Month Celebration and the Taste of Culture. The Heritage Month Celebration recognizes a different culture each month and holds events reflecting that group’s customs. The Taste of Culture takes place during Welcome Week in the fall at the Trotter Multicultural Center, offering live music, authentic cultural foods, prizes, and many fun activities for all ages.
In addition to these campus-wide events, MESA has created several specific programming initiatives, including community summits and the M.A.P. MESA Affiliate Program. Community summits allow people to discuss issues that the Division of Student Affairs, MESA, and the Trotter Center can change for students. These summits occur once or twice per semester and ensure that students of all different backgrounds have a chance to voice their concerns about diversity issues on campus. The M.A.P. Affiliate Program incorporates student leaders involved in various multicultural organizations to work together and form partnerships, with the goal of creating change on campus. The M.A.P. Program is a great way for actively involved students to gain experience in intercultural leadership skills and community organization. Overall, whether you want to try some different food, learn more about your heritage, or get involved in multicultural programs, MESA is the place to go!
530 S State Street,
2202 Michigan Union
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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1443 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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