Events – 2018

Movie Screening: Keep Talking

December 7, 2018 - 6pm
SPXCE (W31-110, Dupont Entrance)

Co-sponsored with Office of Multicultural Programs and AISES

Lunchtime concert in honor of Pamela Wood

Friday, December 07, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Building 14, Lewis Music Library (14E-109)

The Lewis Music Library invites you to join us at a lunchtime concert to honor Pamela Wood and celebrate her legacy with selections from Black musical traditions performed by MIT’s talented student musicians.

Dolores film

Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Building 4, 4-370 - 182 Memorial Drive (rear)

Film “Dolores” followed by a Q&A with Roxana Rivera from SEIU.

Design Conversation with Dave Power, President and CEO of the Perkins School for the Blind

December 5, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

This talk will examine the art of accessible design through instructive case studies including The War of the Dots, the architecture of the Perkins campus, and the evolution of screen reading solutions.  

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action Policy

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 4:30pm
Building E40, 496

Van C. Tran, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, is a sociologist whose research and writing broadly focus on the incorporation of Asian and Latino immigrants and their children, as well as its implications for American culture, politics and society.

Ethnography: Fictions, Feminisms, and Vulnerability

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
MIT Building E51 Room 095

Can feminist praxis embrace an inherently anti-disciplinary vulnerability and refuse strictly bound notions, labels, frameworks, fields, or genres – including those assumed by invocations of ‘feminisms,’ ‘ethnography,’ or ‘research?

Impacting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on a Non-Academic Track

Wednesday Nov. 28th, 2018; 2:30-3:30 pm, room 4-149

What does it take to grow our careers outside of academia? Attend this fireside chat session with Rochelle L. Williams, Co-PI and Project Director of the ARC Network, as she shares how untangling her identity from the tenure track process led to a career in diversity, equity, and inclusion within nonprofit organizations.

LBGTQ Spirituality & Faith Series

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Building 50: Walker Memorial, MIT Rainbow Lounge 50-250
142 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

Join us for dinner and conversation as we embark on a series exploring multiple aspects of identity in a variety of religious and spiritual traditions. Hear from faith leaders about their journey through the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, and their religious, spiritual, or ethical tradition. All are welcome.

Mankiller Film Screening

Tues 11/20, 2018 at noon in 14E-304

Wilma Mankiller overcame rampant sexism to become the first Cherokee Nation Principal Chief in 1985. Her inspirational story is an important reminder of the work we can do to advocate for positive change, no matter the political climate.

MLK Scholars Luncheon Featuring Professor Kasso Okoudjou

November 20, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

In this talk, Professor Okoudjou will give a mathematical overview of Fourier’s method in signal processing, highlighting some recent extensions and applications.