From: Student Life
Date: May 31, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Office Newsletter May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023

June is Pride Month!

Pride Month is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and occurs every June to commemorate the Stone Wall Riots, which started on June 28th, 1969. This month we encourage everyone to partake and celebrate pride, either by attending a Pride event, learning more about pride and the LGBTQ+ community, or supporting LGBTQ+ businesses. Here's a list of a few ways you can participate in Pride Month this year: 

MIT Community Events

Film screening: The Biggest Obstacle
Wednesday, June 7th 

Bartos Theater
Join the Disabilities ERG for a screening of the award winning film The Biggest Obstacle, directed and produced by MIT's Gearoid Dolan. A short Q & A with the director will follow the screening for recent updates on the topic and for audience questions. Refreshments will be served at 5pm.

Learn More and Register Here

Neurodiversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Work 
Friday, June 16th

Do you want to learn more about creating and sustaining work environments that are consciously inclusive of employees of all abilities? Would you like to hear the real experiences of colleagues who identify as neurodivergent? Would you benefit from an open forum for questions about neurodiversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace?

 If you would like to join, please use this link to register by 5pm on Thursday, June 15.

Intercollegiate PRIDE Mixer
Saturday, June 24th 

RSVP for event location
The MIT Program in Media Arts & Sciences and LBGTQA+ Services would like to invite you to the Intercollegiate PRIDE Mixer! This event will connect LGBTQIA+ identified graduate students, staff, and faculty from various colleges in the Boston/Cambridge area. 

Learn More and Register Here

Community Events

Boston Pride Parade & Festival 
Saturday, June 10th

Copley Square
The celebration will include a parade, a festival, and more as this new organization creates a unified city Pride celebration. The parade will begin at 11 AM on Boylston Street at Copley Square in Boston. If you are interested in marching in the Boston Pride For The People 2023 Parade, please register here. The festival will take place on the Boston Common from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 

Learn More

44th Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday, June 11th

John W. Weeks Footbridge
Since being established in 1979 as the first festival in the United States, the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival has grown into a place that fosters community through learning, sharing, and experiencing together. Come as we witness one of largest Asian-American cultural festivals in New England where local and out of state teams compete in exciting races. 

Learn More

Boston Summer Festivals 
 Check out the Boston Calendar's collection of 27 different festivals happening around Boston this summer! From the Boston Portuguese Festival to the Boston Pizza Festival, you won't want to miss out! 

Summer Festivals 2023


Interested in hosting a student-led Conference, Competition, or Hackathon?

Proposed MIT Sloan student-led Conference, Case Competition and Hackathon events that involve promotion to non-MIT guests, and/or solicitation of sponsorship (financial or gift-in-kind) must apply for approval from the MIT Sloan Student Life Office before moving forward with planning and gaining access to MIT resources. This includes annual events.

Application Deadlines:

  • Annual events – 9 months in advance of proposed event date
  • New events – 6 months in advance of proposed event date

Click here for conference, competition, and hackathon policies as well as the event application.

Final Call: Lost & Found

This week will be your final chance to collect any lost items from the academic year from the Sloan Lost & Found. Stop by our office, E52-101, to search our lost and found bins. Anything not claimed will be subsequently donated. The last day to claim any lost items will be Friday, June 2nd.

Key Campus Support Resources

If you need to talk or connect, please know you can reach out to the Student Life Office or your program office as well as the resources listed below. 

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