Events – 2017

Congratulations, graduates!

June 8, 2017 - June 9, 2017

MIT is honored to welcome Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, as guest speaker at the 2017 Commencement Exercises.

Dive-In Movie: Moana

May 24, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stata Center

Join us on the lawn outside of Stata on May 24th at 8:30 pm for a screening of Moana. 

Multicultural Awards Banquet

May 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
W20 Sala de Puerto Rico

Come join us in celebrating students, student organizations & faculty’s outstanding work and their impact on the MIT community.

Starr Forum: US & Mexico in the Trump Era

May 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
E15-070 Bartos Theater - 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Why build fences when we can build bridges?

Latina Summit 2017: Latinas in the Us Breaking Boundaries and Moving Forward

Wednesday May 10, 2017 - 5:00 – 9:00 PM
E15 Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA


During this event, we will also celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Women of ALPFA (WoA). The Latina Summit includes a keynote speaker, panel discussions, and a networking space.

Breaking through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World

May 9, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

In this event series, we have done a “deep dive” into the experience of residents of the midwest and the Deep South, and we have learned about some of the MIT research on how people choose a political candidate.

Colors of the Commonwealth: a Panel Discussion on Building Alliances to Combat Hate

Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2pm – 4 pm
Wong Auditorium, MIT, 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge

Did you, your parents, your grandparents or your ancestors come to this great nation by land, sea or air? Well, then this event is for you! Join us in this discussion moderated by Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan, Professor of Marketing and co-chair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School.

Can We Solve the Politics of Misinformation?

Monday, May 1, 2017 | 11:30am–1pm | E51-345

Why do voters believe lies and questionable political claims? In the wake of recent elections, both in the US and abroad, many observers have questioned why voters place their trust in candidates who disregard the facts and the truth.

Starr Forum: Somaliland

April 29, 2017 - 2pm to 4pm
Bldg. E25-111

SOMALILAND is a feature-length documentary about hope, perseverance, and the transformative power of education.

“The Revival: Women and the Word” film

Friday April 28th, 2017
Room: 3-270

Join us for the 2nd film in a series brought to you by My Sister’s Keeper! “The Revival: Women and the Word”, directed by Sekiya Dorsett, chronicles the US tour of a group of black lesbian poets and musicians.