Activities at MIT relating to September 11 events


Immediate opportunity

Fundraising Drive - Volunteers Needed Please join students, faculty, and staff to raise funds for the families devastated by Tuesday's tragedy. The MIT Public Service Center, the Undergraduate Association, and the Graduate Student Council are organizing a fundraising drive, and we ask the whole MIT community to join with us. You can help by passing along this information, donating time at collection sites or contributing money.

Thursday, September 20, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Teach-in on the Crisis: "United States and International Media Coverage."-Building 26, Room 100.

The first of a series of six "teach-ins" on the crisis sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies in cooperation with the Political Science Department, Boston Review, Foreign Languages and Literatures Section, Science, Technology and Society Program, Comparative Media Studies Program, Economics Department, and the Dean's Office, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Ongoing

  • Alumni Are-You-OK bulletin board - It is during tragedies such as this that we are reminded that our strength lies in our sense of community. The Alumni Association has developed the "Are-you-OK" bulletin board where alumni who might have been affected by last week's events can elave a message to let the community know they are OK.
  • Reflecting Wall at MIT - next to the MIT Chapel - In response to the tragic loss of lives in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, and in the spirit of the student-initiated 'paper memorial' in Lobby 10, MIT has built and dedicated The Reflecting Wall at MIT, which recalls the structure of the World Trade Center. This is a specially designed temporary space where people may pause to reflect and leave messages, flowers, or other symbolic remembrances.
  • MIT community memorial - Lobby 10 - a paper memorial for those in our community who are lost or who have suffered in the recent tradgedy. The paper lining the walls invites passersby to record their thoughts and read the thoughts of their community.
  • Diversity and community programming -The Committee on Campus Race Relations has immediate funding available for programs or activities that enhance community understanding among the diverse ethnic and religious groups on MIT's campus. Grant applications (which will be handled immediately) are available on the CCRR grants page.
  • Additional resources available throughout the day - MIT counseling and support.

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