Events – 2017

Hacking Discrimitation and Bias

April 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - April 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

This hackathon is intended to provide a mechanism for meaningful dialog, learning, networking and solution development.  Our hope is that prototypes will be developed and commercialized to have far reaching, positive impact.

The Quest for Environmental and Racial Justice for All: Why Equity Matters

April 27, 2017 - 3pm–4 pm
In 26-100

Keynote Speaker: Professor Robert D. Bullard, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy. He is often regarded as the “father of environmental justice.”

Martin Luther King, Jr – Inspired Art and Performance Contest Dinner

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Student Center, W20-306

Please Join Us at the Martin Luther King, Jr – Inspired Art and Performance Contest! Come for dinner and to enjoy the visual art and performances of MIT and Wellesley students.

MIT Reads: “The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories” Brownbag Discussion

April 26, 2017 - noon–1 pm
W20-201 (West Lounge)

The MIT Libraries invites you to join the discussion about Ken Liu’s The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, chosen in partnership with the MIT Literary Society. Bring your lunch; desserts and beverages will be served.

The Spirit of Detroit: 1950 to 2050

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
MIT DUSP City Arena, Room 9-255

The Spirit of Detroit: 1950 to 2050 is a one-day symposium which focuses on the City of Detroit’s past, present, and future.

What Does Black Lives Matter have to do with YOU?!

Saturday April 22 2017 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Student Center, Mezzanine Lounge: W20-307

The Black Student’s Union invites the MIT community to a conversation: What Does Black Lives Matter have to do with YOU?!  Come with your questions and an open mind!

Speak Up! Workshop

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:30-1:30
Wong Auditorium, E51-115

The Speak Up! workshop, led by Daena Giardella, demonstrates a powerful approach to addressing acts of everyday bigotry. Daena’s team will enact a series of scenarios which demonstrate unconscious or overt bias, and the audience will be invited to help the protagonists constructively “Speak Up.”

Anti-Gender Activism in Belgium

April 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
in 14E-304

This talk will give an overview of anti-gender movements in Europe and explore some of the reasons explaining Belgian exceptionality.

An Evening with Ken Liu

April 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In Room 2-190

Join us for a discussion with Ken Liu, author of The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, a collection of fantastical fiction and this year’s final selection for the MIT Reads program

Indivisible Film Screening & Discussion

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — 5:00PM – 7:30PM
E-51, Wong Auditorium

Have you ever wondered what it is like to live, work, and go to school in the U.S. as an undocumented student? Want to learn how you can be an ally to immigrants and undocumented people living in the U.S.?