Events – 2016

Civil Rights Activists Bob and Janet Moses, and Topper Carew

December 14, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with activists who worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, and other civil rights leaders in the 1960s

Breaking the Mold Lunch Workshop to Develop Hackathon Challenges

December 12, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 12:55 pm

Since its founding in 2014, Breaking the Mold has served as a platform for three conferences, four workshops, and dozens of open discussions, all aimed at promoting tolerance and understanding.

Pre-release Screening of Hidden Figures w/ author Margot Lee Shetterly

December 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kendall Square Cinema

Join us for an exciting pre-release screening of Hidden Figures on Thursday, December 8th at the Kendall Square Cinema at 2:00pm!

Chivalrous Pugilism

December 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

William F. Buckley was not a feminist. This hardly constitutes a shocking revelation. Yet he was not unsympathetic to all of feminism’s goals, and he did not harbor the callous antipathy toward the movement that is typical of so many on the hard right.

#Misogynoir, #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, and other forms of Black Digital Feminisms

December 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Women of color have a variety of responses when employing digital technologies for empowerment. New communication technologies have expanded the opportunities and potential for marginalized communities to mobilize in this context counter to the dominant, mainstream media.

Raising Children Who Care About Others and Their Communities

December 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This presentation will share research about children’s social, emotional, and ethical development and describe the skills that contribute to success in relationships, in school, and in life. Strategies will be shared for building empathy and perspective taking, and for helping children be more compassionate in their everyday interactions. Presenter – Luba Falk Feigenberg, Ed.D.; Research Director, Making Caring Common

Cultural Awareness for operating more sensitively in the MIT world

November 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
W98 Welcome Center.

Designed to highlight and identify subtle cultural signs and dimensions in our interactions with a diverse alumni body, this interactive workshop will help us communicate more effectively in different cultural settings. We encourage you to attend.

MIT Reads: Redefining Realness Discussion

November 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join the discussion about Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness.  Open to the entire MIT community, but pre-registration is required.

2016 Election Debrief Panel

November 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MIT Room 32-123 (Stata Center)

Join us for an election day debrief panel that will include experts from the MIT faculty in the US political process, civic engagement, voting rights, economic inequality, technology policy, racial attitudes, and international student issues.

Workshop on “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

November 17, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

We all have blind spots: subtle cues that influence our perceptions of others, and how we act towards them. Harvard Prof. Mahzarin Banaji, co-author of the best-seller Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People, is hosting a workshop at MIT to help community members probe their own blind spots.