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,

Garnette Cadogan: The Future of New Writing

The Future of New Writing: Introducing Freeman’s Issue Four Garnette Cadogan is among the 29 writers whose work “will continue to be traveling into the future—perhaps even define it,” according to Freeman’s. The literary journal is a new biannual of unpublished writing by former Granta editor and National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) president John Freeman, which brings together the best

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.

From Truthdig, 9 June 2017:  Although headlines about Russia and James Comey have dominated mainstream media for most of Trump’s presidency thus far, damage to democracy has been going on behind the scenes. Advocates of net neutrality are watching in horror as Ajit Pai, head of the Federal Communications Commission, works to destroy net neutrality

Former MLK Visiting Professors Christopher Rose and Sylvester James Gates, Jr. are part of Brown University’s diversity and inclusion action plan, which is committed to doubling the number of faculty from historically underrepresented groups, two initiatives are already attracting both early-career and experienced scholars to Brown. From “New programs seek to diversify faculty at Brown and beyond,” News

 Baratunde Cola wins the 2017 Waterman Award, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF): Bara won the most prestigious award to young scientists and engineers given by the US, which very very few MIT faculty have ever won. –Ed Bertschinger, MIT Department of Physics and Institute Community & Equity Officer (ICEO)          

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

 From MIT News, 30 March 2017: 3Q: J. Phillip Thompson on revitalizing Central Brooklyn Advisor to $1.4 billion state plan sees health care as foundation for “Vital Brooklyn.” By Ken Shulman | School of Architecture and Planning   In early March, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an ambitious $1.4 billion state plan to revitalize Central

 From MIT Technology Review March/April 2017 issue: Research physicist Sekazi Mtingwa, the first African-American to win the American Physical Society’s Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators, has a history of helping others overcome obstacles in science. Mtingwa, who was born in Georgia as Michael Von Sawyer, says his elementary school classmates