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Leading, Living, Learning, Making: The Mel King Festschrift

When: Sunday, June 17, 2018, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: MIT • 167 Pemberton St • Cambridge
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Leading, Living, Learning, Making
The Mel King Festschrift
June 17 ,2018 
Cambridge, MA  USA
Love is the Question & the Answer...
These are the words of Mel King: poet, writer, politician, adjunct professor, community activist and organizer. He has been a champion for the people of Boston for more than 50 years. His service, intellectual contributions and impact have transformed so many people and institutions in Boston, from his time as State Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature, to founding the Rainbow Coalition Party in Massachusetts, to establishing the Community Fellows Program in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, to establishing the first true Fab Lab in the world, to his ceaseless commitment to youth, affordable and mixed-use housing and community development.
The Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) at MIT is organizing a Festschrift to recognize and honor Mel King's intellectual impact in Boston (and beyond). 
Mel would only agree to the event if the purpose is to bring long term support to the South End Technology Centerone of Mel's many great contributions to our community.Your ideas and support are essential to helping this spirit continue to grow. 
The Mel King Festschrift is scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Sunday, June 17, 2018. This is a companion event to the Symposium on Computational Fabrication that CBA is hosting at MIT June 17-19:
The celebration is an afternoon series of talks, performances and panels all related to Mel and his intellectual contribution not only to politics, but to MIT and community relations, education, youth development, arts and culture and, most importantly, shaping the future. The afternoon sessions will be followed by a combined Festschrift & Symposium evening reception.
There is an exciting lineup of speakers and panelists participating on June 17including: Mayor Marty Walsh (not yet fully confirmed), Barney Frank, Keith Motley, Richard O'Bryant, Karilyn Crockett, Dayna Cunningham, Lmerchie Frazier, Phil Clay, Armani White, Sharon Ann Shaw, Topper Carew, Milton Irving, Hubie Jones, Neil Gershenfeld, Nadya Peek, James Coleman, David Cavallo, Kevin McCaskill, Amon Millner and Sherry Lassiter with a special performance by The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester Jazz Ensemble! 
Please come and help us celebrate Mel King, his intellectual impact and the future that we envision building together! 
The event is free, but space is limited, so register today to ensure your place! 
Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time: Festschrift Sessions 2:00 - 6:00PM
Reception 6:00 - 8:00PM
Place: MIT Building E14
James Prue
617 253 0392
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