Get Up. Stand Up!

Get Up. Stand Up!

History of Activism at MIT via a Glance at the Institute Archives

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Building 2, 2-139

MIT students have been involved with activism for decades. While the most well-recorded protests are those of the 1960s and 1970s against the Vietnam War, MIT students have stood up for what they believe in throughout the Institute’s history. In addition, students of color, LGBTQ students, Black students, and international students have all had to establish their claims to equal space in the Institute. The Institute Archives and Special Collections preserves documentation of the history of the Institute, including many activist efforts by students, faculty and staff. Join us to learn about the struggle for equity and inclusion inside and outside of MIT.


Contact: Alena McNamara,