Sonic/Scenes Symposium
Apr
21
9:30 AM09:30

Sonic/Scenes Symposium

Sonic/Scenes Symposium
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:30-5:30
Mezzanine Lounge, W20-307 (MIT Student Center)

Keynote Speakers:
Tina Campt
Roshini Kempadoo

Please Register: tinyurl.com/sonicscenes

Image: Roshini Kempadoo (2004) From the series Ghosting. Courtesy of the Artist.

This event is hosted by MLK Visiting Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown. Funded and co-sponsored by WGS, Council for the Arts at MIT, ICEO, Literature

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Tyehimba Jess poetry reading
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

Tyehimba Jess poetry reading

Poetry reading with Pulitzer Prize winner Tyehimba Jess.
Room 3-133 at 5pm on Fri 4/13
Copies of his book Olio will be available for sale.

Co-sponsored by the Dean's Office of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Literature; the Center for Art, Science and Technology; Women's and Gender Studies; and Comparative Media Studies/Writing.

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McMillan Stewart Workshop: Feminist Interventions in Armenian Studies, Armenian Interventions in Feminist Studies
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

McMillan Stewart Workshop: Feminist Interventions in Armenian Studies, Armenian Interventions in Feminist Studies

A workshop organized by Melissa Bilal and Lerna Ekmekcioglu, MIT History

MIT Campus, building 4 room 4-237

Sponsors:
MIT McMillan-Stewart Chair, Women and Gender Studies Program
Institute of International Education
Armenian International Women's Association
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research
Mirak Family Foundation

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WGS Intellectual Forum: Nneka Dennie & Kera Street
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

WGS Intellectual Forum: Nneka Dennie & Kera Street

WGS MLK pre-doctoral fellow Nneka Dennie presents "From Abolition to Suffrage: Mary Ann Shadd Cary and Black Feminist Nationalism".

Anthropology MLK pre-doctoral fellow Kera Street presents “Everyday Purity: Black Evangelical Women and Living Right in a Digital Age"

E51-275
Wednesday, April 4th 2018
RSVP for lunch wgs@mit.edu

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Women Take the Reel: Birthright: A War Story
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Women Take the Reel: Birthright: A War Story

This documentary tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children.

Bartos Theatre, MIT building E15

6:30pm Pizza
7:00pm film start time

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Luchina FIsher, co-executive producer and writer on from the film Birthright.

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Cancelled: Women Take the Reel: Step
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Cancelled: Women Take the Reel: Step

**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!**

This documentary chronicles the trials and triumphs of the Senior girls on the high school's Step Team as they prepare to be the first in their families to go to college – and the first graduating class of The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

Bartos Theatre, MIT building E15

6:30pm Pizza
7:00pm film start time

Followed by a discussion with MLK Visiting Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown.

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WGS Intellectual Forum: Kimberly Juanita Brown
Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

WGS Intellectual Forum: Kimberly Juanita Brown

"Plantation Weddings and the Arc of Antebellum Desire"

Plantations wedding venues, particularly in the US South, spatially reconstruct antebellum slave mansions as serene sites of joy. This talk will examine the politics of race, gender, and patriarchy that center on the unfreedom of others.

E51-095
Lunch provided, please RSVP to wgs@mit.edu

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Gender, race & place: perspectives on Adichie’s Americanah
Nov
2
5:30 PM17:30

Gender, race & place: perspectives on Adichie’s Americanah

“Gender, race & place: perspectives on Adichie’s Americanah
Room 4-270

Panel featuring
Helen Elaine Lee, CMS/W Professor and WGS Director
Amah Edoh, Global Studies and Languages Assistant Professor
Kimberly Juanita Brown, WGS & LIT MLK scholar
Nneka Dennie, WGS predoctoral diversity fellow

co-sponsored by My Sister's Keeper and MIT Reads

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Panel: What Does Black Lives Matter have to do with YOU?!
Apr
22
2:00 PM14:00

Panel: What Does Black Lives Matter have to do with YOU?!

The Black Student's Union invites the MIT community to a conversation: What Does Black Lives Matter have to do with YOU?!

Panelists:
DeRay McKesson, civil rights activist, member of Black Lives Matter movement
Malick Ghachem, MIT professor, lawyer and historian of criminal justice, slavery and consitutional history.
Karlene Griffiths Sekou, member of Black Lives Matter Boston, pastor, clinical therapist, and global public health strategist.
DiDi Delgado, member of Black Lives Matter Cambridge.
Carole Bell, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Northeastern University

Come with your questions and an open mind!

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