From: Student Life
Date: June 14, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter June 14, 2023

June 14, 2023


Monday, June 19th is Juneteenth! Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, and Jubilee Day, is a federal US holiday to commemorate the end of slavery and emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. MIT and the Sloan Student Life Office will be closed on June 19th in observation of the Juneteenth holiday. Here are some ways you can celebrate Juneteenth in the Boston area this year: 

Please join us in welcoming our newest team member, Kathy Fernandez!! Kathy joined us this week as the new Assistant Director of the Student Life Office. Kathy previously worked in the Sloan Admissions Office, and will be taking on community events and regional conferences in her role with SLO.

Welcome, Kathy! We're so happy you're here.

MIT Community Events

Movie Night: The Incredibles
Saturday, June 17th

Kendall/MIT Open Space
Join MIT Open Space Programming for a movie night under the stars!

Learn More and Register Here

Celebrating National Caribbean-American Heritage Month & Juneteenth 2023 
Wednesday, June 21st

Join the ABAC ERG on June 21st, 2023 to celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month & Juneteenth as they hold their first in-person gathering for the year. The event is open to all MIT but requires registration.

Registration Required

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

Embrace Ideas Festival 2023
Wednesday, June 14th - Friday, June 16th 
The Embrace Ideas Festival is a yearly celebration grounded in arts, ideas, culture and public scholarship and leading up to the Juneteenth Holiday. This multi-day gathering brings together local, state and national leaders to amplify anti-racism and a vision for a transformed Boston by 2030.

Learn More

Summer of Soul Film Screening
Thursday, June 15th

Starlight Square
Central Square BID and Cambridge Arts Council have partnered to bring a free public screening of Summer of Soul to Starlight Square. Summer of Soul - directed by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson - is a documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African-American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.

Learn More

Free Outdoor Concerts  
Check out the Boston Calendar's collection of free, outdoor concerts happening around Boston this summer! 

Free Summer Concerts 2023


Making student life–and Student Life–more inclusive

The Sloan Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, recently published this article about what SLO has done (and is doing) to focus on inclusive practices.

You can also check out how the Sloan Undergraduate Office is building an inclusive Sloan Undergrad experience, and learn more about what the Sloan DEI Office is working on here

MIT ESOL Program

Looking for an opportunity to make a real and positive difference in someone's life? Fill out the MIT English for Speakers of Other Languages program (ESOL) volunteer sign-up form!

The MIT ESOL Program for Service Employees is looking for volunteers to tutor custodial and grounds employees for one hour per week (or to substitute). The program has a significant positive impact on the lives of many employees working within MIT buildings and residence halls who are non-native English speakers and who are interested in improving their English skills.

No experience is required, just a good command of English and an interest in helping individuals whose first language is not English.
Volunteers have access to ESOL/ESL resources and lesson plans and a helpful online community. Tutoring takes place on campus or on Zoom at various times during the day -- a one-hour commitment anywhere between 10am and midnight. We will work with your schedule.

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