Celebrating Survivors & Indigenous Women Rising

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Naco Taco 297 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA, 02139

For many of the MIT community, it has been a rough start to the academic year, in which we learned that MIT not only took money from sexual predators but invited them to campus and covered their tracks. We want to invite you out for a night of positive social action and free tacos to support the power of survivors in the face of injustice. Come join us as we raise money for a phenomenal group of Indigenous women innovators.

Indigenous Women Rising (IWR) is committed to honoring Native & Indigenous People’s inherent right to equitable and culturally safe health options through accessible health education, resources and advocacy.

IWR won an award at last year's “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” Hackathon at the Media Lab with their creation of beautiful, breastfeeding-friendly Native regalia and they continue to do amazing things for reproductive justice in the Southwest.

Come celebrate Indigenous Women Rising with us - here are the details:

Indigenous Women Rising Fundraiser

Wed, Nov 6

Naco Taco on Mass Ave (Central Sq)

5pm - 7pm

Eat FREE tacos, buy some IWR-designed popsockets, and write IWR a check/Venmo/Paypal. Any donation
amount is welcome.

Can't make the event? You can still donate to Indigenous Women Rising at http://PayPal.me/IWRising

In solidarity with all survivors,

  • The MIT Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • Mariana Arcaya – Associate Professor, DUSP
  • Chelsea Barabas – PhD student, MIT Media Lab
  • Rahul Bhargava – Research Scientist, MIT Center for Civic Media/Media Lab
  • Rubez Chong Lu Ming – SM'20, MIT Center for Civic Media/Media Lab
  • Catherine D'Ignazio – Assistant Professor, DUSP, & Director of the Data+Feminism Lab
  • Erhardt Graeff – Assistant Professor, Olin College & PhD '18
  • Alexis Hope – PhD candidate, MIT Media Lab
  • Erica C. James – Associate Professor, DUSP
  • Janelle Knox-Hayes – Associate Professor & Director of the Resilient Coastal Communities Lab, DUSP
  • Arwa Michelle Mboya – SM'20, MIT Center for Civic Media/Media Lab
  • Chris Peterson – Assistant Director, MIT Admissions & SM '13
  • Pedro Reynolds-Cuellar – PhD student MIT Center for Civic Media/Media Lab
  • Wonyoung So – MCP '20, MIT DUSP
  • Sarah Williams – Associate Professor Technology and Urban Planning, & Director of the @CivicDataDesignLab, DUSP MIT

TOTALLY FREE tacos provided by #dusp and the MIT Center for Civic Media in return for a donation of any size to Indigenous Women Rising.

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