Black History Month AMA: Growing up Black in America

by Ask Me Anything


Thu, 15 Feb 2018

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

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100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States

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What does it really mean to be "Black"? What is "codeswitching"? How does the Black Lives Matter movement influence African American business leaders?

Please join members of the BBSA as they discuss what it means to be Black in America and how they navigate the challenges, expectations and joys of being African American. We invite you to "ask us anything" about our personal perspectives and culture in this safe and respectful environment.

This event is organized in honor of Black History Month (Feb 1 - Feb 28). If you would like more information about other events planned, please email bbsaofficers@sloan.mit.edu.

The "Ask Me Anything" series of events provides firsthand personal perspectives on elements of personal identity. Past events have addressed national identity (often tied in with C-Functions), religious, racial, sexual, and ethnic identity, the Veteran experience, and themes such as mental illness and hearing loss. Typically, a small panel of community members provides brief introductions then addresses questions that people may otherwise be hesitant to ask. Our goal in offering these panels is to advance understanding and dialogue. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to attend these events to learn more about the issues and how to be effective allies and leaders, both within the MIT community and beyond.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to help us plan catering responsibly. Sponsored by the MIT Sloan Senate, Breaking the Mold, and MIT Sloan Student Life.

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100 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States

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Ask Me Anything
Co-hosted with: Black Business Students Association, Student Life

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