MIT Day of Action
April 17, 2018
The second annual Day of Action at MIT, a large-scale grass-roots civic engagement and action event, will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Day of Action comprises community-contributed content including lectures, town-hall sessions, film screenings, workshops, and more, devoted to the political, economic, environmental, and social challenges facing us today, and to community building and strengthening. It is open to all parts of the MIT and broader local community. Last year’s Day of Action had over 70 events and drew over 1,000 participants. April 17 is a student holiday, but not an Institute holiday, so participation doesn’t require cancelling or skipping classes for MIT faculty or students.
Together, we act to fulfill MIT’s mission “to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges,” seeking open-minded dialogue with peers and colleagues of diverse backgrounds and views. All of us, regardless of political affiliation, can contribute to identifying and seeking out the roots of the greatest challenges facing our society, and to planning for actions addressing these challenges in the present day and in times to come. We intend this Day of Action to be open to all, representing the full diversity of our society. We are made stronger by open, respectful dialogue and the exchange of ideas from the widest variety of intellectual, religious, class, cultural, and political perspectives. We invite you to join us, to share your concerns and questions, your hopes and ideas, and your knowledge and skills.