MIT's Day of Dialogue

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Virtual Event

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Dear MIT Community,

Over the past few months, we have all been managing, as well as we can, the crisis of a global pandemic and the crisis of racism come to a head. Some of us are new to understanding the extent of the latter crisis, while others of us have had no choice but to actively manage its impact our entire lives.  We are currently working to create, alongside other community members, a Day of Dialogue as a step in the long process of moving our community toward an anti-racist ethos.

It is our hope that the Day of Dialogue will serve as a catalyst of new energy to continue the ongoing conversation that is necessary to become a truly anti-racist community.  Various speakers will share their knowledge and facilitators will offer workshops to create a space to learn, take action, and assist participants on their journey regardless of where they may be. Affinity spaces will provide a more intimate space for those of shared identities to come together, learn from one another, and spark relationships that can assist participants in their own anti-racist work. 

We intentionally decided not to have a closing speaker or session, because the day, like the dialogue, should feel open-ended.  The dialogue we will initiate together needs to be ongoing and cannot end with the day.  We look forward to engaging with the community on August 5th and in the long term after the Day of Dialogue, because we have to keep at it, every day, if we want to achieve our collective goal.


La-Tarri Canty & Jason McKnight

Day of Dialogue Planning Committee Co-Chairs

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