Jennifer Finney Boylan
Feb
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

Jennifer Finney Boylan

Reading & Q&A with Jennifer Finney Boylan.

Location TBA

JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN is Professor of English at Colby College and the author of the bestseller She’s Not There, as well as the acclaimed novels The Planets and Getting In. A three-time guest of The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has also appeared on Larry King Live, Today, and 48 Hours, and has played herself on ABC’s All My Children. She lives in Belgrade Lakes, Maine.

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

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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“Diversifying Barbie & Mortal Kombat: 20 Years Later” symposium
Apr
6
11:00am11:00am

“Diversifying Barbie & Mortal Kombat: 20 Years Later” symposium

“Diversifying Barbie & Mortal Kombat: 20 Years Later” symposium

Panel discussions include:

11:00pm – 1:00pm: “WHERE ARE WE NOW” in 9-354
2:30pm – 4:00pm: “WHERE ARE WE GOING" in 9-354
5:00pm – 6:30pm: “BARBIE & MORTAL KOMBAT: 20 YEARS LATER” in 56-114

You can join for one or all of the panels.
Please register at http://www.equityingaming.com/dbmk.html by April 5th.

This symposium is organized by our fabulous MLK Visiting Scholar Kishonna Gray.
It is co-sponsored by WGS and CMS/W. #DBMK20

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Women Take the Reel: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger
Mar
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women Take the Reel: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger at MIT

Directed by Sam Feder
March 24, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm*

MIT Campus Building 6 Room 120

Performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait on Bornstein, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with film director, Sam Feder

*pizza served at 6:30pm

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Can the ‘Woman Question’ Be Answered?  The Curious Case of France, 1400 to the Present
Mar
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Can the ‘Woman Question’ Be Answered? The Curious Case of France, 1400 to the Present

Biannual McMillan-Stewart lecture on Women in the Developing World:
Karen Offen, Senior Scholar at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research presenting Can the ‘Woman Question’ Be Answered?  The Curious Case of France, 1400 to the Present.

MIT Building 3,  Room 333
 

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Women Take the Reel: Daughters of the Dust
Mar
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women Take the Reel: Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust at MIT

Directed by Julie Dash
March 17, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm*

MIT Campus Building E-15 Bartos Theater

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.

The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, “Daughters of the Dust” was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Casting a long legacy, “Daughters of the Dust” still resonates today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade.” This is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the film’s original release.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Sandy Alexandre, Professor of Literature at MIT.

*pizza served at 6:30pm

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Women Take the Reel: Jackson
Mar
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women Take the Reel: Jackson

Jackson at MIT

Directed by Maisie Crow
March 9, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm*
MIT Campus Building 6 Room 120

Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with film director, Maisie Crow

*pizza served at 6:30pm

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Women Take the Reel: 13th
Mar
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Women Take the Reel: 13th

13th at MIT

Directed by Ava Duvernay
March 3, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm*
MIT Campus Building E-15 Bartos Theater

America makes up 5% of the world's population, yet locks up 25% of the world's prisoners. Ava DuVernay's 13th explores how we got here.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, organizer with Black Lives Matter, and interviewee from the film 13th.

 *pizza served at 6:30pm

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Pre-release Screening of Hidden Figures
Dec
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

Pre-release Screening of Hidden Figures

Join us for an exciting pre-release screening of Hidden Figures on Thursday, December 8th at the Kendall Square Cinema at 2:00pm!

The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with panelists Margot Lee Shetterly, author of "Hidden Figures," Aero Astro's Sheila Widnall, and moderator Debbie Douglas, MIT Museum's Director of Collections and author of the book "American Women and Flight Since 1940."

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MIT Reads: A Conversation with Janet Mock
Nov
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

MIT Reads: A Conversation with Janet Mock

MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding.

Fall 2016 book selection: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock!

MIT reads is partnering with LBGTQ@MIT and the Gender Fluidity Group for discussions.

The MIT Libraries own multiple copies of Redefining Realness, see the Libraries’ catalog record to see if one is available or to be added to the waiting list for a copy. Also, the MIT Press Bookstore is offering this book at a steep discount to the MIT community, just show your MIT ID when purchasing.

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re:Vision Women Writers Reading Series with Joanna Rakoff
Sep
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

re:Vision Women Writers Reading Series with Joanna Rakoff

Joanna Rakoff’s memoir, My Salinger Year, chronicles her time working at one of the New York’s oldest literary agencies. It won wide acclaim and is an international bestseller. Her first novel, A Fortunate Age, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and won the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers. She is a freelance journalist and writes for major newspapers and publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Vogue. She lives in Cambridge, MA.

Hayden Library Reading Room, MIT
Reception & Refreshments
Free & open to the public

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