African, Black, American, Caribbean (ABAC) ERG Organizer of Of Thee I Sing: African Americans, Nationhood, and Flag Imagery   11:45am-1:30pm EG&G Education Center 50 Vassar Street, 34-401 Cambridge, MA 02139 A talk by Dr. Kimberly Brown, visiting Assistant Professor in Women’s & Gender Studies and Literature at MIT and MLK Scholar, 2017-2018. ABAC @MIT strives

Plantation Weddings and the Arc of Antebellum Desire Kimberly J. Brown, MLK Visiting Assistant Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies and by Literature at MIT Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 12-1:30 pm MIT Room E51-095 Lunch provided, please RSVP to wgs@mit.edu Plantations wedding venues, particularly in the US South, spatially reconstruct antebellum slave mansions as serene sites of joy. This

Double Elegy: African American Cultural Production and the Poetics of Loss Kimberly J. Brown, MLK Visiting Assistant Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies and by Literature at MIT Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 5-6:30 pm MIT Room 14N-417 This talk considers the elegy as the doubling mechanism of African American cultural engagement. At once firmly situated within and excluded from

The Gender/Race Imperative: The Future of Title IX Anita Hill participated in CNN’s town hall titled “Tipping Point: Sexual Harassment in America” on November 9, 2017. In light of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men in the media and government, Hill said that the strong focus on sexual misconduct is like nothing she’s ever seen and

Undoing ‘Generations of Rank Discrimination’: Inclusive Communities and the Future of Anti-Bias Forensics Anita Hill, MLK Visiting Professor of Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)  Tuesday, October 17 11:45am-1pm MIT Room 6-104 (Chipman Room) In June, in a decision that promises to energize American desegregation efforts, the U.S. Supreme Court endorsed a broad interpretation of the 1968 Fair

The Gender/Race Imperative: The Future of Title IX Anita Hill will be moderating a series of presentations and workshops entitled The Gender/Race Imperative. It aims to revive awareness of the broad capacity of Title IX, the crucial law mandating equal education opportunities for women. The hope is that the series will kick start inquiry to foster legal, policy,

EVENT Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:45 am – 1 pm MIT Room 6-104 (Chipman Room) Please join us in our first 2017-2018 monthly MLK Scholars luncheon on Tuesday, September 19 in 6-104. All members of the MIT community are welcome! Lunch will be served. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or preferences.

EVENT Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm MIT Student Center – W20-306   Come for dinner and to enjoy the visual art and performances of MIT and Wellesley students. All visual, literary art and performance art is inspired by the ideals of Dr. King and/or other civil rights leaders in the past or current human rights

  WHEN Sat, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar WHERE MIT DUSP City Arena 105 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 9-255 Cambridge, MA 02139 View Map   The Spirit of Detroit: 1950 to 2050 is a one-day symposium which focuses on the City of Detroit’s past, present, and future. The symposium

Kenneth Reeves MLK Visiting Scholar of Urban Studies and Planning  Detroit – July 23rd, 1967 This year will be the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riot, also known as the 12th Street riot. In 1967, Detroit had a large population of home-owning black middle-class and blue-collar residents, and the city was synonymous with the American