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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.
Thursday, September 20
Noon - Nationwide Peace Rally -The Dot (at the foot of the Green Building).
Join MIT students as they rally for peace simultaneously with students from more than 100 other colleges and universities around the country.
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Teach-in on the Crisis: "The Role of US and International Media in Times of Crisis." -Building 26, Room 100.
The first of 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.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Candlelight 'Pilgrimage for Peace & Unity'
Students from Harvard, MIT, and BU will join together tonight for a candlelight walk for peace. The walk will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government park and proceed down Mass. Ave., stopping at a mosque and other sites along the way. The walk should reach MIT at around 7:30 p.m. and participants will gather on the steps of the Student Center, where some thoughts and prayers will be read, then proceed across the Mass. Ave. bridge. Bring candles and symbols of peace and faith.
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.