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

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 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

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

45th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Fulfilling America’s Promissory Note: We refuse to believe the bank of justice is bankrupt Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 | MIT Morss Hall 11am Program, followed by Luncheon Hosted by L. Rafael Reif, MIT President Keynote speaker: Rahsaan Hall Director of the Racial Justice Program for the American

The Year of Fourier: a mathematical signal processing celebration Kasso Okoudjou, 2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor Professor, Department of Mathematics & Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications, University of Maryland Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Time: 11:45am-1pm Location: W20-307 Abstract Joseph Fourier (born on March 21, 1768) proposed that every signal can be written as a superposition of

Bases of time-frequency shifts and the uncertainty principle Kasso Okoudjou, 2018-19 MIT MLK Visiting Professor Professor, Department of Mathematics & Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications, University of Maryland   Date: Monday, October 22, 2018 Time: 4:15pm Location: 2-190 Abstract The Balian-Low Theorem (BLT) is an uncertainty principle-type result that precludes the existence of a Gabor orthonormal basis