Events – 2018

Virginia Valian: An Inclusive Academy

November 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virginia Valian and co-author Abigail Stewart argue that diversity and excellence go hand in hand and provide guidance for achieving both.

Kijiji: An African Cultural Night

Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
La Sala de Puerto Rico, W20-202

The oneness in the African Village is but the cupped hands that shield the light of the flame from the winds of change.

Women in Computing & Engineering Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Friday, November 02, 2018 at 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Building 12, 12-0168

Join the MIT Libraries and EECS GSA and EECS GW6 members on November 2 as we celebrate women in computing and engineering!

BAMIT Capstone Weekend

November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Black Alumni/ae of MIT celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MIT Black Students’ Union

Ria Brodell: Butch Heroes

November 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join MIT Press Bookstore in welcoming artist Ria Brodell to discuss their new book, Butch Heroes.

Storytelling Event

November 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chipman Room (6-104)

Storytelling lunch returns! This is an opportunity for friends and colleagues to share their stories of the time they fought the good fight.

Vigil for Hope in the Face of Hate

Wednesday, October 31 at 12:30pm
Student Center Steps

A chance to express our grief, our solidarity and our hope for the future. Hot cider and cookies will be served.

Starr Forum: Pachinko

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Building 10, 250

Pachinko, a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award in Fiction, “chronicles four generations of an ethnic Korean family, first in Japanese-occupied Korea in the early 20th century, then in Japan itself from the years before World War II to the late 1980s”—New York Times.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MIT Building 56, Room 114

This talk by Sasha Costanza-Chock explores key findings and recommendations from #MoreThanCode (, a recently-released field scan based on more than 100 practitioner interviews.

Equity as a Foundation for Organizations, Technological Design and Research

October 24, 2018 @ 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT 6-120

Racism and Inequity are products of design. They can be redesigned.