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The DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK -- FREE showing & panel
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 @ 7:30PM
On events.mit.edu
Co-sponsored with Amnesty
Darfur Photo Exhibit
November 9 - November 26
On events.mit.edu
Co-sponsored with Amnesty
War in Darfur and the Search for Peace
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:00PM
On events.mit.edu
Co-sponsored with Amnesty and Forum on American Progress
Die-in for Darfur
May 17, 2007
See below for more info
Sponsored by MIT-STAND
Darfur Fast
December 5, 2007
MIT Students joined STAND in abstaining from one food item for a day in order to raise money and awareness in support of civilian victims in Sudan.
Darfur Feast
December 9, 2007
Co-sponsored with Amnesty International

Die-in for Darfur
On May 17th, 2007, the last day of classes, 82 members of the MIT Community staged a die-in by laying down in Lobby 7 to raise awareness of both the situation in Darfur and the odd response of the MIT administration. After the die-in, approximately 50 students proceeded to President Hockfield's office to reiterate the request for a meeting, for transparency, and a clarification about divestment.

That summer, students, staff and alumni met several times with Kirk Kolenbrander, Secretary of the MIT Corporation and VP for Institute Affairs. As a result of those meetings, MIT has confirmed divestment. Furthermore, we are discussing with the administration how to implement a Standing Committee on Investment Responsibility.

For a more detailed account, please see the MIT-STAND Wiki.


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