Events – 2019

Negotiating Oppression: Women’s Agency and Empowerment in Colombian Gold Mining Communities

Tuesday, December 10th 2019
12noon in 14E-304

This talk will focus on the long-standing subordination of Columbian women in regions dominated by gold mining, then explore new ways of thinking about how women living in severely oppressive mining regions in Antioquia, Colombia can achieve greater economic agency.

Winterfest 2019

Monday, December 09, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Building 32
32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA 02139

Celebrate the semester's end with friends, food, and fun. All from the MIT community are welcome!

The death of Michael Brown, shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in 2014, was national news after protests erupted there.

Film Screening & Discussion: Where the Pavement Ends

Thursday, December 5, 2019
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

9-354 (Samuel Tak Lee Building)
105 Massachusetts Avenue,  Cambridge, MA 02139

The death of Michael Brown, shot by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in 2014, was national news after protests erupted there.

Climate Denial, Greenwashing, and Delayed Climate Action: The Corporatization of Academia?

Monday, November 25
3:30 pm 


This teach-in will give participants the background and tools to critically examine greenwashing by fossil fuel companies and how it relates to reputable institutions like MIT.

Paloma Duong, “Portable Postsocialisms

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Building E15, MIT Building E15, tables opposite room 320
20 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

How do Cuban culture and media register the defining aspects of its transformation at the turn of the 21st century?

Idagba – MIT ASA Cultural Night

Saturday, November 09, 2019 at 6:00pm

W20-202: Stratton Student Center, La Sala de Puerto Rico
84 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

A celebration of the African people and culture with the MIT African community.

MIT Reads: A Cup of Water Under My Bed with Daisy Hernandez

November 7, 2019
1-190; 33 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Book signing, 4:30pm.
Author talk and Q&A, 5:30pm.

Read the book and join the conversation!  Join us for an evening with Daisy Hernández, the author of MIT Reads‘ fall selection.

Haitian-Contemporary Dance Workshop

Sept 19, Oct 10, Oct 17, and Nov 7

W97-162, 345 Vassar Street

5:30-7:00 pm – Dance class
7:00-8:30 pm – Open rehearsal

Haitian-Contemporary Dance Workshop with Boston’s professional dance company Jean Appolon Expressions at MIT in Dance Studio W97-162, 345 Vassar Street

Standing Up Instead of Standing By: Being an Active Bystander

Thursday, November 07, 2019 at 10:30am to 12:00pm

E19-202 400 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

The goal of this workshop is to lower the barriers to appropriate bystander action through awareness, knowledge, preparation and practice.

Special Screening on the 50th Anniversary of MIT’s Historical Protests

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

6-120 182 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Exciting screening of the fully restored film by pioneering filmmaker Richard Leacock on the 50th anniversary of one of MIT’s most significant campus protests in its history.