Community conversation on issues raised in Ferguson today


August 22, 2014

Institute Community and Equity Officer Edmund Bertschinger invites MIT community members and alumni to participate in a gathering today, August 22 from noon to 3 pm in the Bush Room 10-105. It will be an opportunity to share thoughts and feelings with each other on the issues raised in Ferguson, MO. His hope is that this gathering will then spur each of us to continue the conversations in our own departments, small groups, homes and neighborhoods. Now, more than ever, is the time to come together as a caring community in solidarity and peace. This is an MIT-only event.

Noon – 12:30 pm
Refreshments/water provided or bring your own lunch

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
Welcome – Ed Bertschinger, Institute Community and Equity Officer
Words of inspiration – Robert Randolph, MIT Chaplain

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
Viewing of selected videos
Affinity groups announcements

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Guest Speaker – Malia Lazu, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Future Boston Alliance
MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab) Mel King Community Fellow, Class of 2011

1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Facilitated conversations

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