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Activities at MIT relating to September 11 events

Immediate opportunity

Please join with the MIT community to raise funds for the families devastated by the tragic events on September 11th. Collection jars will be placed in all campus dining locations starting Monday September 24th at noon through Friday September 28th at noon. All funds will be sent by the MIT Public Service Center to the American Red Cross fund in Washington that has been set up specifically for the families affected by the disaster in New York and Washington. Checks can be made out to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Thank you for your generous donations.

Monday, September 24

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Teach-In on the Crisis: "International Student Perspectives" Building 26, Room 100

The second in 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.


Alumni Are-You-Okay 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-Okay" bulletin board where alumni who might have been affected by last week's events can leave a message to let the community know they are all right.

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 tragedy. 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.

Reconstructions - an on-line resource and study guide developed by the Comparative Media Studies Program, designed to spark discussions and reflections about the media's role in covering the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath.

Multimedia - A photo gallery of recent MIT events and activities, and a video of the gathering of thousands of MIT community members on Sept. 12 on Killian Court.

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