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MIT Day of Action and Engagement
Events with SHASS community
April 18, 2017
 

 

On Tuesday, April 18, members of MIT and the broader local community will pause our everyday activities and devote the day to engaging with the political, economic, and social challenges facing the nation and the world today. Join us for the following sessions led by members of the MIT SHASS community. Also see the full list of the day’s activities.
 



Events by members of the SHASS community
Find locations at the full list of the day’s activities.
 


OPENING REMARKS
9:30a-10:00a
 

10:00a-11:00a
The Future of US Healthcare Policy
Jonathan Gruber

11:00a-12:00p
Causes and Consequences of the Rise of Right-Wing Populism
Daron Acemoglu, Abhijit Banerjee, and Michael Piore

11:15a-12:30p
Philosophy and Racial Justice
Kevin Richardson

12:00p-1:30p
Literature: Light in a Time of Darkness
organized by Helen Elaine Lee, Ruth Perry, and additional speakers

1:15p-2:15p
History of Activism at MIT: Voices From the Past
Debbie Douglas / MIT Museum

1:30p-3:30p   
Resistance on Film: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
followed by Q&A with Sally Haslanger and Rose Lenehan

1:45p-2:45p
Illiberal Democracies
Panel discussion moderated by Professor of History Jeff Ravel

2:30p-4:00p
Eugenics: A Continuing Legacy?
Erica James, Amy Moran-Thomas, and Stefan Helmreich

3:00p-4:30p
Why March (or Not): Let’s Talk
panel discussion featuring John Fernandez, Deborah Fitzgerald, Linda Griffith, and S.P. Kothari, moderated by J.J. Jackson

3:45p-5:15p
White Fragility: Changing the Rules of Engagement
Nina Davis-Millis & Emily Neill

4:00p-6:00p
Poetry Across Borders
Nick Montfort and Ed Barrett


ONGOING | Drop in any time


10:00a-8:30p
Ask a Philosopher Booth
New England Public Philosophers and MIT Philosophy Students


11:00a-3:00p
Science & Society Carnival
organized by students of the MIT SHAS HASTS program (History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society)

5:00p-8:30p
Multimedia Protest Party
organized by Paloma Duong and Ian Condry
 

8:30p-9:00p
CLOSING REMARKS

 

Full list of the day’s activities