#BlackLivesMatter Protest

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2:15 pm-Assemble

Bldg 50 (Rainbow Lounge and Black Student Union)

2:45pm-3:15pm- Silent Protest

Bldg 32 (Stata Center)

The Institute Equity and Community Office (ICEO), along with the Black Students Union (BSU), Black Women’s Alliance (BWA), Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), Office of Minority Education (OME), Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP), LGBT@ MIT, Black Alumni @MIT (BAMIT), MIT Alumni Association and the Media Lab invite you to attend a peaceful silent protest in the wake of recent events in Ferguson, MO and New York.

We will be standing in solidarity and silence at the entrances of Stata. This event is a precursor to the community-based, solutions-oriented panel discussion and workshop, taking place from 5-7pm in Wong Auditorium, E51.

Community members are encouraged to wear all black on the day of the event.

Join us as we make signs and buttons at the following locations:

  • ICEO Office 4-250 from 10am-5pm on 12/9/2014 (Signs)
  • Office of Multicultural Programs W20-549 from 6pm-8pm  12/9/2014 (Signs & Pizza)
  • Rainbow Lounge Bldg. 50, Basement from 12-2pm 12/10/14 (Buttons & Signs)
  • Bldg. 16-159, from 12-2:30pm, 12/10/14 (Refreshments & Signs)

Game Night Time Change

BGSA is hosting a game night this Wednesday, Dec. 10, at BSU Lounge from 7-9 PM. The event will now take place immediately after the Black Lives Matter event (which is 5-7 PM in E51). There will board games, cards, Wii, snacks, and drinks.

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Black Lives Matter Event

December 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wong Auditorium (E51)

The Institute Equity and Community Office (ICEO), along with the Black Students Union (BSU), Black Women’s Alliance (BWA) and Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), invite you to attend a panel discussion in the wake of recent events in Ferguson, MO and New York.

The discussion will feature a panel of community activists, MIT faculty and students, who will offer commentary on US systems of inequality based on race, as well as potential strategies to affect change in race relations at MIT and beyond. Dinner will be provided, and all members of the MIT community are invited to attend.

Community members are encouraged to wear all black on the day of the event. To learn how national events affect MIT, you can hear MIT students speaking in Lobby 7 during noon-1pm December 10.