Events – 2019

What is a Human Being?

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Building 2, Room 2-190
182 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02139

Join MIT Chaplains from Bahai, Christian, Humanist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim traditions in wrestling with the age-old question of what it means to be human.

Dawnland Documentary Screening

April 2, 2019 - 5:00 pm–7:30 pm
Reception to follow.

Join AISES and the MIT community for the screening of Dawnland, a documentary about Indigenous child removal and cultural survival in the United States.

Women at Work: Käthe Leichter and Marie Jahoda

April 1, 5:30 PM
MIT Stratton Student Center, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, W20, Room 306

This 90-minute play highlights the life and achievements of Käthe Leichter (1895–1942) and Marie Jahoda (1907–2001), two Austrian pioneers in the 1920s and 1930s in researching and writing about unemployment, work and gender pay inequality.

Live Performance | Princess: Out There

Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Building E15, MIT List Visual Arts Center | Bartos Theater
20 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to present Out There, a  concept video album and live performance piece by the band Princess.

WGS Intellectual Forum: Misty De Berry + Judith Rodríguez

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 PM –  3:00 PM

Misty De Berry will present work from her dissertation In Due Time: Performance, Debt, and Habitual Violence. Judith Rodríguez will present work from her dissertation Africana Profunda: The Aesthetic Blackening of Puerto Rico and its Diaspora

Ignite Your Comeback from Racial Blowback

MIT SPXCE (W31-110)
Monday, March 18, 2019 | 5:30 PM

A discussion of strategies graduate students of color may use to cope with imposter syndrome and other forms of racial blowback. 

#MeToo in France

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

14e-304, 14E-304 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Professor Laure Murat (UCLA) will present her new book, A Sexual Revolution? A critical assessment in a post-Weinstein era.

Taking Root The Vision of Wangari Maathai

March 18 @ 12:00 pm

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai is a documentary of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai’s tree planting environmental and human rights activism.


Friday, March 15, 2019 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Building E15, Bartos Theatre
20 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

Director Wanuri Kahiu will be here to discuss Rafiki, which was banned in her home country of Kenya for its lesbian content.

Carmen Esposito Stand-up!

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium, Little Kresge, W16-035
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

An evening with comedian Cameron Esposito. Stand-up set followed by audience Q&A