THURS 13 SEPT: Composer Forum- Matt Schumaker

In threatening possibilities… Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 5PM MIT Lewis Music Library (Building 14) A presentation on the marriage of artistic inspiration and technology in the composition of several works, including two text settings: As I ride the late night freeways, a collaboration with poet Cathy Park Hong that takes a ride on the mean streets

WED 6 SEPT: Josefina Báez- A Is E’

A performative reading introduced and moderated by Lorgia García Peña, MIT Women and Gender Studies (WGS) MLK Visiting Professor. Josefina Báez (La Romana, Dominican Republic/USA): writer, storyteller, ArteSana, performer, theatre director, educator, devotee. Founder and director of Latinarte/Ay Ombe Theatre. Pizza will be served! Photo: Giovannie Savino Hosted by: ICEO, WGS, and Hermanas Unidas

Garnette Cadogan will deliver the keynote for the African, Black, American, Caribbean (ABAC) Employee Resource Group (ERG) celebration of the 12th anniversary of National Caribbean American Heritage Month (and 5th celebration at MIT). Cadogan is an essayist. He is currently a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Visiting

Imperial Arrangements: South African Apartheid and the Force of Photography Kimberly Juanita Brown, MIT MLK Visiting Assistant Professor 2017-2018 in Women’s & Gender Studies and by Literature, Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Mount Holyoke College Thursday, May 10,2018 5-6:30pm MIT Building 56, Room 114 Sponsored by the MIT Comparative Media/Writing Program This talk by Kimberly Juanita

Tracing the Ancestry of Our Stars Thursday April 19th 11:45am – 1pm MIT Room W20-306 MLK Visiting Scholar Duane Lee, Physics Please register:  https://tinyurl.com/yb3pljxk The question about our ancestral origins has always been a preoccupation of humans beings. Today that question receives even greater attention as advancements in genomics have allowed us to map out the likely origins

Sonic/Scenes Symposium Saturday April 21st 9:30am – 5:30pm W20-307 (Mezzanine Lounge), Student Center Keynote speakers: Tina Campt & Roshini Kempadoo Organized by MLK Visiting Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown Please register: tinyurl.com/sonicscenes This symposium is the sixth iteration of a continuing conversation with and between members of the Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Studies Seminar. The Dark Room is

From The Bay State Banner, 1 March 2018 One of only a few African Americans to find success in classical music, violist [and MIT Institute Professor] Marcus Thompson has garnered critical acclaim since the start of his illustrious career. The South Bronx native earned the Juilliard School’s first-ever doctorate in viola performance, and in 1968, he performed

THE GENDER/RACE IMPERATIVE—A Series of Presentations and Workshops moderated by Anita Hill Wednesday February 28, 2018, 1–3PM Location: 36-462 & 36-428 https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=36 Open to the public, no registration required The Marginalization of Experience: African American Women in STEM Hosted by: Muriel Medard – Cecil H. Green Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Research

Thursday, February 22 11:45am-1pm MIT Room W20-202 (La Sala de Puerto Rico) Abstract How do the public spaces we move in shape us and help determine the kind of people we want to become? We know more and more about the world around us, thanks to a deluge of data, but blind spots abound–too often,