Events – 2017

Black Fire: The Struggle For Racial Justice In Charlottesville And Beyond, 1964 To The Present

October 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Charlottesville is but only one flashpoint in the larger resurgence of white supremacy in the United States today, throwing into tragic relief the unfulfilled promises of racial justice and equity since the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

Inside Graduate Admissions

October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Student Center W20-306

Join OGE Diversity Initiatives and MIT University Center for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) for a book lecture by Prof. Julie Posselt on her most recent book, Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping.

Community Dialogue with MIT Police

October 12, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
MIT Stratton Student Center - Room W20-307

As members of a community committed to inclusion we must strive to build greater understanding, learn about different perspectives, and establish trust across differences. Come meet our police officers, exchange ideas, share experiences, and ask questions.

Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Identities

October 5, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Building 9-255

This interactive workshop will provide foundational knowledge about transgender and gender nonconforming identities.

Double Taking and Troublemaking: Socially Engaged Practice as Intentionally Disruptive Art

Thursday, October 05, 2017; 4:00-6:00pm
MIT Building 9-255

This conversation-style session brings together current visiting artists and students from different fields interested in the theory, history and practice of visual culture, public pedagogy, photography and/or socially engaged art.

Whiteness: Ana Miljacki, Nasser Rabbat, Lawrence Sass, Jessica Varner

Wednesday, October 04, 2017; 6:00-8:00pm
Building 7, 7-429

MIT Department of Architecture / Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Dinner with the In-Laws: Whiteness

An Unfinished Conversation with Lee Mun Wah

Wednesday, October 04, 2017; 12:00pm to 8:30pm
Building W20: Stratton Student Center, La Sala de Puerto Rico (W20-202)

Someone once said that westerners are very good at honoring diversity, but not very good at practicing it.

Jennifer De Leon

Tuesday October 3rd, 2017; 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
MIT Building NE49-5000

The MIT Latino ERG invites you to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month with  Jennifer De Leon.

From Stud to Stalled!:Social Equity and Public Space

Tuesday, October 3, 2017; 6:008:00 pm
Long Lounge, 7-429

This interdisciplinary lecture will address a proposed shift to make multi-stall bathrooms on campus accessible to people of all genders, ages, sizes, and abilities.

Starr Forum: North Korea

October 3, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Building 34, 101

Taylor Fravel, is associate professor of political science, member of the Security Studies Program at MIT, and acting director of the MIT Center for International Studies. His work focuses on international security, China, and East Asia.