Events – 2020

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2020 MacVicar Day: “Education for a Fulfilling and Engaged Life”

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
MIT Building 6, Room 120

Through a series of lightning talks, faculty and students will examine how MIT — through its many opportunities for experiential learning — supports students’ aspirations and encourages them to become engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. Vice Chancellor Ian Waitz will host and introduce the 2020 MacVicar Faculty Fellows.

Women Take The Reel: “Warrior Women”

Thursday, March 12, 2020, @ 6:30pm - 9:30 pm
Building E15, Bartos Theater

The story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, one American Indian Movement leader who shaped a kindred group of activists' children - including her daughter Marcy - into the "We Will Remember" Survival School as a Native alternative to government-run education.

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 6 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lobby 10

Celebrate International Women's Day  with the MIT Women's League on Friday, March 6.  Visit our table in the center of campus - Lobby 10!

Bring a friend or colleague to learn more about the WL and upcoming events.  Trivia, give aways, and more!


Women Take The Reel: “Fear No Gumbo”

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Building E15, Bartos Theater

Fear No Gumbo is structured as a tour through the 9th Ward through Kim Roberts, questioning and sometimes confronting the “culture vultures” who have swooped into the neighborhood, alongside examples of corruption and systemic racism that still victimizes the residents that returned after Katrina.

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Interfaith Bridge-Building Banquet

Wednesday, March 4 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Burton Conner, Porter Room

Get a taste for the MIT Addir community while enjoying a delicious meal and meeting fascinating peers! Religious, spiritual, secular, questioning and anywhere in between—ALL are welcome!

Brave Women of Color in Academics

Monday, March 2, 2020 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Building 4, Room 370

The anthology, and this panel, seeks to counter the discourse that women of color are solely tokens and victims of marginalization in academe. Women of color academics have leveraged their professional positions to challenge the status quo in their scholarship, teaching, service, activism, and leadership.

Crisis at our Borders: National Security vs. Civil Liberties

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Building E25, Room 111

Panel discussion with ACLU Staff Attorneys Paul Watanbe and Carl Takei and Harvard Professors Jacqueline Bhaba and Adriana LaFaille. 

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Joan Naviyuk Kane: The William Corbett Poetry Series

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:00pm

Building 32, Room 155

Joan Naviyuk Kane is Inupiaq with family from King Island (Ugiuvak) and Mary’s Igloo, Alaska. A 2019-2020 Hilles Bush Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Kane was a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry.

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Tunisian Film Screening: As I Open My Eyes

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Building 3, Room 333 

A hymn to freedom - and to the Tunisian youth.

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Hack for Inclusion

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 11:30 am - Saturday, February 22nd @ 7:30 pm
Microsoft NERD Center, 1 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142

MIT Sloan's Hack for Inclusion will bring together some of the brightest minds -- both technical and non-technical -- to build solutions that address 14 of today's biggest problems related to bias, diversity, and inclusion in business and society.