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MIT Day of Action

On April 18, 2017, and on April 17, 2018, members of the MIT and broader local community paused everyday activities and devoted the day to engaging with the political, economic, environmental, and social challenges facing us today — through learning, discussion, reflection, and planning for action.  We held a coordinated set of activities on the MIT campus, including lectures, town-hall sessions, film screenings, and workshops.

Together, we act to fulfill MIT’s mission “to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges”, seeking open-minded dialogue with peers and colleagues of diverse backgrounds and views.  All of us, regardless of political affiliation, can contribute to identifying and seeking out the roots of the greatest challenges facing our society, and to planning for actions addressing these challenges in the present day and in times to come. We intend the Day of Action to be open to all, representing the full diversity of our society. We are made stronger by open, respectful dialogue and the exchange of ideas from the widest variety of intellectual, religious, class, cultural, and political perspectives.  We invite you to join us, to share your concerns and questions, your hopes and ideas, and your knowledge and skills.

You can join our efforts by helping us organize, by submitting your idea for a future session or activity, or simply by spreading the word!

To learn more, read about previous years' events at MIT and Princeton, and about MIT's March 4 Movement of 1969.