A year ago, a group of MIT students, faculty and staff joined together to create a day of learning focused on critical issues of our times. The day provided a full calendar of lectures, panels and information sessions on topics ranging from nuclear disarmament, sustainabiilty, foreign, national and economic policy, climate change, social justice issues, activism and many more. The day was an incredible success with over 1500 people participating throughout the day and evening.
MIT Day of Action
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
There are strong stirrings on campus; people leaving their labs and engaging in the wider world and taking a stance--students, faculty and staff. Spurred by concerns about the environment, the attack on science, the number of hate crimes rising, racism, homophobia, and a host of other issues, members of the MIT community have come together to create a
How We Engage
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Last Saturday, the world witnessed an unprecedented display of resistance and solidarity. It will come as no surprise to our constituents that our mission's foundation is grounded in the belief that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and that human rights are meant for every single one of us. The marches around the world were also grounded in this belief. As we face the realities around us, it's important to stay engaged and to know that your voice can be heard.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Climate Change: Ethics in Action, the large forum that Radius co-hosted on November 17th, has provided a robust launch for further action at MIT. We've received many emails following the program and the subsequent article published in The Tech on November 22.
Monday, May 16, 2016
This past Saturday, May 14, we co-hosted the 10th Annual Youth Summit on Climate Change with over 200 junior high and high school students in attendance. What started out as a grassroots effort by a group of high school students at the Boston Latin School and Radius ten years ago has grown to a large network of students and schools in the Boston greater area and beyond. When programming the keynotes and the workshops, we endeavor to educate and inspire the students and create a spirit of activism.
The Activists of Fossil Free MIT
Monday, March 7, 2016
On Thursday, the student activists of Fossil Free MIT ended their sit-in in front of MIT President Rafael Reif’s office. Over the 116 days of this action, they showed 4 essential qualities of successful activists.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Now that everyone has headed home following the Paris climate talks, it's time to analyze, discuss and figure out next steps. As Bill McKibben wrote, "This agreement won't save the planet. It may have saved the chance to save the planet (if we all fight like hell in the years ahead)."
Although a group of 195 nations agreed to a landmark climate agreement, it's up to all of us to ensure that governments uphold their stated goal of allowing the earth's temperatures to rise no more than 2 degrees Celsius.
Monday, May 4, 2015
All semester, we've been having substantive and challenging conversations in our Tuesday evening ethics seminar. Usually, a guest talks about his or her area of expertise and then we launch into questions and answers and lively discussion. Last week, we invited 4 MIT students to talk about their active participation in social, environmental, or political issues. The presentations were fascinating and inspiring. What we learned was that the presenters had chosen a specific arena in which to be active.