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First Generation/Low Income (FLI) & Race: Where Do We Begin?
Jul 29 - Virtual Event
First Generation/Low Income (FLI) & Race: Where Do We Begin?
Jul 29 - Virtual Event

First Generation Alumni of MIT, in leadership with MIT FLI students, is hosting a discussion for students and alumni on the intersection between racial and first generation identities.  To help engage in meaningful discussions, this conversation will be co-facilitated by Nina DeAgrela, Assistant Dean for Intercultural Engagement and Multicultural Programs at SPXCE and student leaders exploring our experiences and perceptions of being both first generation/low income and under-represented BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color).

We invite all members of the MIT community, especially those that self-identify as FLI (First Generation/Low Income), generally defined as those who first in their family to graduate from a U.S. four-year college and/or have little to no expected parent and student contribution as part of their financial aid package.

Click on the Registration button above to let us know of your interest. Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom link to join the meeting.

About the MIT First Generation Alumni Group (FGAMIT):

First Generation Alumni of MIT is a community of MIT graduates who are among the first in their families to graduate from a 4-year college.  Our purpose is to develop and sponsor activities to promote personal, professional growth and wellbeing of our members, and provide a forum to share individual experiences and celebrate the diversity within our community.  We actively support MIT’s efforts to attract and retain First Generation students, as well as support those students in realizing their potential throughout their academic and professional careers.



MIT COVID-19 Response Funds

In exchange for the value you receive from this event, we ask that you make a donation (in an amount of your choosing) to the MIT Covid-19 Response Funds.



Funds will support:

MIT COVID-19 Research Fund

Gifts to support MIT’s response to help with the Covid-19 crisis, including providing equipment, space, expertise, and other resources to local area hospitals and other health care providers. Contributions to this fund will supplement Institute resources that are already being applied to these immediate medical needs including through the Medical Outreach and Crisis Management Team led by Professor Elazer Edelman, such as donations of personal protective equipment. Gifts will also support the work of Project Manus under Professor Martin Culpepper for projects including the design and mass manufacture of disposable face shields.

MIT COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Gifts to support MIT faculty and researchers addressing various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, portable ventilators, AI solutions, and improved protective equipment.

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Date and Time
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM PT
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Primary Contact
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