[act-ma] 3/04 THE POWER OF PROTEST:

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Feb 20 15:15:13 PST 2019

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MIT March 4th @ 50 Years
Monday, March 4
5:30 - 7:30pm
MIT Building E15 Bartos Theater

Join us for an exploration of the power of protest at MIT. What can we 
learn from previous protests and use that knowledge and energy to spur 
the Institute to create ethical policies?

We will screen excerpts of November Actions: Defiance at MIT, 1969--a 
powerful documentary following the protests of MIT students, faculty and 
staff against the war in Vietnam and MIT's complicity in that war.

This would be followed by a moderated conversation with a panel to 
provide focused discussion on three pressing issues/crises facing the 
MIT community: The Ethics of AI and the #techlash movement of tech 
workers; MIT's on-going relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 
and the local impact of MIT, particularly housing. We will invite 
experts on each of these issues to serve as panelists.

This event will be a starting point for additional programs, lunches, 
panels later on in spring 2019, focusing more specifically on these 
issues. Participants at the MIT March 4 @ 50 Years event would be able 
to sign up for follow-up programming.

This program will provide not only historical information but can 
provide inspiration and a strong sense of "what's next". We will discuss 
direct actions we can take now to help create a more equitable society 
for all.

Speakers TBD. Refreshments will be served.

Co-Sponsored with the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology's 
February School.

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