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Tuesday, April 18 2017

April 18, 2017 - 8:30 AM
E14-6th floor: MIT Media Lab

Blockchain - You've heard the term, now understand the impact.

Digital technologies let people who've never met do business across borders and continents in an instant. But how can they trust one another without relying on bureaucracy and middlemen? How can security, identity, and ownership be guaranteed while still operating at the speed of the Internet?

April 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM
56-114

Serena Parekh is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University. Kate Akkaya is a law student at Northeastern University who focuses on refugee issues. Meredith Blake works for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and has a broad background in the European Refugee Crisis.

April 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM
32-155

The current national political climate has generated considerable concern and anxiety on the part of many Cambridge residents, especially members of immigrant communities.

April 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM
66-144

How to Use Media Cloud for Activism

April 18, 2017 - 11:00 AM
32-124

The White Person???s Accountability Group (WPAG) will host a forum to discuss the value and role of anti-racist white people caucusing with one another. Two members of the group???Libby Mahaffy and Ryan Kruis???will present their experiences and lessons learned from forming an ad hoc accountability group at MIT.

April 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM
26-100

A lecture by Media lab Director Joi Ito, describing https://www.media.mit.edu/posts/disobedience-award/

April 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM
32-144

Literary texts (stories, poems, essays, meditations) have captured in expressive language much of what people have felt about living in the world. Whether read or spoken, literature has helped us to survive and prevail in difficult times.

April 18, 2017 - 12:15 PM
32-123

Criminal Justice and Race: Perspectives from Law and Neuroscience

April 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM
56-114

Resistance on Film

April 18, 2017 - 1:30 PM
32-D850: Stata Dreyfoos 9th floor lounge

Recently we've seen the re-emergence of explicitly anti-Black, anti-Hispanic, and anti-Arab racism in US politics. In this discussion, we'll think about racism as a political project (or political philosophy). We'll also think about positive conceptions of racial justice. Facilitators will give brief presentations (5-8 minutes) and moderate discussion.