IAP 2017: Activism, Organizing, and Social Movements
- Are you worried about threats to racial and social justice, a stable climate, gender equality, and democratic values under President Trump, but unsure what one person can do?
- Have you been signing petitions and calling your congresspeople, but wanting more face-to-face interaction with action-oriented people at MIT?
- Do you want to learn and share tools for being a more effective activist and find ways to get involved in local organizations?
If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, come to our new IAP course on Activism, Organizing, and Social Movements, being jointly organized by student members of Solidarity MIT and Fossil Free MIT. Starting on 1/25, the Wednesday after the inauguration, and continuing throughout the rest of IAP, we're hosting a series of student- and staff-led sessions with the goal of developing together the skills and frameworks to understand and approach activism, organizing, and social movements in strategic and effective ways. The sessions are meant for all skill levels; whether you’re completely new to activism or are a veteran campaigner, come share your questions and knowledge! We’ll finish up with an Activist Open House featuring a number of local activist groups, giving everyone a chance to learn about local organizing opportunities and commit to getting involved.
All sessions meet at 5pm; see below for locations. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend.
SPECIAL NOTE: We've lined up a great collection of local grassroots activism and community organizing groups for the open house on Thursday 2/2 at 5pm in 10-105, including:
- Black Lives Matter Cambridge
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Boston
- Cambridge Progressive Action Coalition
- Justice, Education, and Technology Political Advocacy Center (JETPAC)
- Boston Student Coalition
- Brand New Congress
- Fossil Free Somerville
- Engineering Activism
- Democratic Socialists of America
- Boston Socialist Unity Project
- Solidarity MIT
- Fossil Free MIT
- MIT Democrats
- MIT Class Awareness, Support, and Equality (CASE)
- MIT Student Activist Coalition
- MIT Stop Our Silence
There will also be pizza. Please join us, and bring your friends!