The past week has been filled with many strong emotions following our country’s presidential election. As your representatives in the MIT community, the Graduate Women at MIT (GWAMIT) organization extends our support and openness to all of you. In times such as these, we look inward to reflect on our values and mission, and we reach outward to bring our community together. We value and welcome kindness, inclusiveness, and constructive dialogue to build mutual understanding. We celebrate our diversity and the qualities that make us all unique, and we will stand against any attempts to divide us. It is our continued mission to fight for equal rights and respect, to reject bigotry and discrimination, and to support you to our fullest extent as you develop personally and professionally.
There are several events coming up at MIT to help facilitate constructive conversations, including an Election Debrief Panel co-sponsored by the GSC, starting soon at 4pm in 32-123. If there is need from our community to hold such an event that is specific for graduate women, please let us know and we will work to find a way. We encourage anyone who is struggling to take advantage of your resources on campus, and to reach out to us as your advocates.
In everything we do, we must help each other to keep moving forward. In times like these, we are reminded of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr:
“If you can’t fly, then run,
If you can’t run, then walk,
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
But whatever you do,
You have to keep moving forward.”
We are here to help you keep moving forward.
With warmth and gratitude towards all of our members,
The GWAMIT Executive Board