Class Awareness Workshop

Class Awareness Workshop

Wed, January 30, 2019 - 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
MIT Stratton Student Center - Room W20-307
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Are you inspired to help end issues of class and classism at MIT? Join us and ClassAction, a national nonprofit, for this educational and interactive workshop to learn skills to raise awareness, shift cultural beliefs about social class, build cross-class solidarity, and transform institutions and systems.

Workshop details

DATE: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (during IAP period)

Back-up date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

TIME: 12:00-4:00 pm (Lunch will be served from 12:00 -12:30pm, workshop starts at 12:30pm)

LOCATION: W20-307 (Mezzanine Lounge)

AUDIENCE: Faculty, postdocs, staff and students at MIT

PRESENTER: Rachel Rybaczuk, Interim Director, Class Action

Registration is required. Lunch will be served.

SUGGESTED LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Identify different components of an individual's class background (income, occupation, education level, etc.) and how they are similar or different from others.

Understand how students, faculty and staff from particular backgrounds could have additional challenges, both in general and specifically at MIT.

Brainstorm ways of making the world and MIT specifically more inclusive and equitable.

To request additional information, please contact Shauna Bush-Fenty at sfenty@mit.edu.

Hosted by: Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) in partnership with Class Awareness Support and Equality (CASE), MindHandHeart (MHH), and Working Group for Support Staff, Civility and Respect Subcommittee (WGSS- C&R).