Multicultural Conference (MC^2)
This year's MC^2 took place on February 21 - 22, 2020 at MIT’s Endicott House in Needham, MA. For more information on getting involved - as a planning committee member, presenter or participant - please contact Alessandra Robinson, Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs.
About MC^2 2020: Shifting to a Culture of Care
The mission of the Multicultural Conference is to bring students across identities to have critical conversations that will go on to shape our campus culture. We hope students and staff alike will leave the conference emboldened to use our knowledge & influence to collaborate, hone their passions, and ultimately create a more equitable world.
In our conversations as a committee, the themes of self and community care kept coming up and we recognized that there is a need on our campus to think critically about what it means to care for ourselves, care for one another, and care for our collective culture, that each and every one of us contributes to.
The conversations and connections that will happen over the course of the weekend will highlight the multitude of topics that contribute to a culture of care at MIT – a culture where we prioritize the health, wellness, and wellbeing of ourselves, one another, as well as the culture we all exist in. We acknowledge that the attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs that contribute to the culture at MIT are built and sustained by many, and also, that we, as individuals, have the power to enact changes that better facilitate a culture of care.
We have spent the past few months crafting workshops, selecting speakers, and creating a program that will surely be a transformational experience for all who attend. We hope students leave this conference equipped with skills that will enable them to affect positive change in the world around them, and care for themselves in the process.
Remember, said best by the great Audre Lorde: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” (A Burst of Light: and Other Essays, 1988).
Multicultural Conference 2019 flyer
Shifting to a Culture of Care
February 21-22 2020 | MIT Endicott House - Dedham MA