Mother and Whore: Colonialism, Immigration and Black Womanhood in the Diaspora Lorgia García Peña, Women’s & Gender Studies Program Date: Monday, 29 April 2019 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307   Abstract Juxtaposing the figure of the Eritrean madama popularized through photographs and postcards during the Italian occupation of Eritrea (1889-1941) with contemporary media and popular representation of the Caribbean sanky panky, “Mother and Whore” traces the

EVENT Thursday, April 25, 2019 6-8 pm MIT Student Center – W20-307 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

2019 PEN Courage Awardee: Anita Hill

PEN America will honor professor, lawyer, and equal rights advocate Anita Hill with the PEN Courage Award at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala on May 21, 2019 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment and advancing equity in the

Intimacies The Literature Section and Women’s and Gender Studies Program presentDr. Yomaira FigueroaAssistant Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing With a response from Professor Lorgia García PeñaMartin Luther King Visiting Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies Monday, April 8th, 12 – 2 PM | Building 3 Room 3-133 Abstract This talk examines how dictatorship and military occupation impact intimate kinship

Mapping Galactic Evolution Parameters in Chemical Abundance Ratio Distribution Space Duane Lee, Physics Date: Tuesday, 26 March 2019 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307   Abstract A key focus of galactic astronomy is to determine and understand the formation and evolution of all nearby galaxies (including our own Milky Way)—those galaxies where we can obtain information on their individual stars.

From University of Texas at Arlington News Center, 8 February 2019 Dr. Dereje Agonafer [MIT MLK Visiting Professor 2007-08, Mechanical Engineering], Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering – and is one of only two

From MIT News, 15 February 2019 In one of the less-remembered passages of Martin Luther King Jr.’s celebrated “I have a dream” speech in 1963, he spoke eloquently about the large debt owed by this country to its black citizens after centuries of oppression — which he described as a bad check that was being

Stream_l__i___n____e_____s (after Robert Lawrence) Matthew Schumaker, Music and Theater Arts Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307 Abstract Music reaches towards the science of flight in a new concert piece inspired by Robert Henry Lawrence, the first African-American astronaut. The composer presents on computer-assisted composition techniques he created for this work, including a method to derive

SNAPSHOT: MLK Scholars Celebrate Community

From ICEO News, 12 February 2019 Graduate students had a lively evening [on December 14, 2018] socializing with the 2018-2019 MLK Visiting Scholars [Duane Lee, Kasso Okoudjou, Lorgia Garcia-Peña, and Matthew Schumaker] over scrumptious pizza.  In typical MIT style, interesting discussions related to research and beyond filled the room. It was an enjoyable and educational experience for all.

Recalling MLK’s Time in Cambridge

From Slice of MIT, 22 January 2019 On February 14, 2019, MIT will host its 45th annual Martin Luther King Celebration Luncheon, an MIT community event that celebrates King’s legacy and the Institute’s commitment to diversity. Past luncheons have featured a traditional silent march that travels from Lobby 7 to Kresge Auditorium and past speakers have included King’s