The Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s Communities Innovators Lab (CoLab) and the Students of Color Committee (SCC) are co-hosting an information and discussion session entitled Social Justice in Practice that will highlight the social and racial justice work these two groups are engaged in at MIT and beyond as well as exciting new opportunities for student involvement in real-life, community-based planning and development projects. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here:
What: Social Justice in Practice info session
Who: MIT students who care about social and racial justice
Students of color strongly encouraged to attend
When: Monday, February 2nd, 12-1:30 pm
CoLab supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy, mobilize community assets, and generate shared wealth. CoLab facilitates the interchange of knowledge and resources between MIT and community organizations. CoLab engages students to be practitioners of this approach to community change and sustainability. More at: http://web.mit.edu/colab/index.html
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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)