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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 ask the whole MIT community to join the effort. You can help by passing along this information, donating time at collection sites or contributing money.

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.

MIT Responds - Videos of the teach-in and earlier forums. From MIT World


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.


A photo gallery of recent MIT events and activities

MIT Community Unites - Videos of the Sept. 12 community gathering, a prayer service at the MIT chapel, and the MIT Reflecting Wall. From MIT Video Productions

MIT Responds - Videos of recent forums and teach-ins on the events of Sept. 11. From MIT World

MIT Community Gathering, Sept. 12, 2001 -From the MIT Program in Comparative Media Studies

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