Events – 2017

Author Édouard Louis, “What literature can do: Literature, shame and politics”

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Building 2, 105

Is literature a tool to expand our awareness and challenge society? Or does it reinforce the existing social order and its violence?

Breakfast Series with Amanda Bosh

October 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Please join us and meet Amanda Bosh. Breakfast seating is limited. Tickets are available on a “first-come, first-served, basis” at a cost of $12.00 and can be purchased (check or cash) at the Women’s League office, 10-342.

Co-education at MIT in the 1950s-60s

October 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
MIT Maclaurin Building: 10-250

A Series of Presentations and Workshops moderated by Anita Hill

Migration Stories: The US Visa Lottery and Global Citizenship

Wed. Oct. 25, 2017 at 5:30pm

Migration Stories: The US Visa Lottery and Global Citizenship” - Charles Piot: Chair and Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University

Women in the Workplace

October 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Graduate Women at MIT (GW@MIT) and Sloan EMBA Women will host a joint event with a panel and networking session to discuss challenges faced by women in the workplace and strategies to promote gender parity and work-life balance in a variety of professions.

Starr Forum: Syria: Which way forward?

October 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Steven Simon, a visiting professor at Amherst College, is the former United States National Security Council senior director for the Middle East and North Africa. Robert Ford, a retired diplomat, is the former United States Ambassador to Syria  (2010 to 2014) and United States Ambassador to Algeria (2006 to 2008).

The Grand Flirtation

October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dr. Meral Ekincioglu will examine the historical context of the admission of women architecture students to Princeton University, a historically masculine space known as the “Old-Boy’s School” and its early figures

November Actions

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


This Thursday evening feature documentary film screening is presented in conjunction with List Projects: Civil Disobedience.  Screenings take place in Bakalar Gallery.

State of the Arab Family and the Family of the Arab State

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
MIT campus 3-370

Biannual McMillan-Stewart lecture on Women in the Developing World: with Suad Joseph presenting “State of the Arab Family and the Family of the Arab State”

Norma Rae + Clean In

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Norma Rae is the iconic film about a minimum-wage worker in a cotton mill that has taken too much of a toll on the health of her family for her to continue ignoring the poor working conditions. She becomes involved in the labor union.