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Panel on US-Mexico relations with Consul General of Mexico in Boston, Dr. Emilio Rabasa Gamboa

Monday, 6 November 2017 | 19:00 - 20:00 | Hulsizer Room

We will be hosting a panel on US-Mexico relations with the Consul General of Mexico in Boston, Dr. Emilio Rabasa Gamboa. The Consul will be joined by Ashdown's Associate Head of House, Professor Yuriy Román and by Ashdown's Residential Scholar from Mexico, Cesar Cruz.

First, you must sign up for this event here.
Second, our panelists' bios can be found here.
Third, please submit your questions to our panelists here.

The event will take place on Monday, November 6th at 7:00pm in the Hulsizer Room in Ashdown. We'll be serving dinner (as available) to folks who arrive between 6:45pm and 7:00pm.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Argentinian Movie Night: "The Secret in Their Eyes"

Monday, 16 October 2017 | 19:00 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us for our Argentinian movie night next Monday!
We will be showing the 2009 Oscar-winning Argentinian film "The Secret in Their Eyes", which illustrates the challenges of everyday life during the coup d'etat through a romantic thriller.
After the movie, we will have a discussion about the context of the movie.
Dinner will be served so to attend you must sign up below: http://signup.mit.edu/ArgentinianMovieNight
(PS: If you can't make it anymore, please un-signup yourself so others may take your place.)
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Mexican Coffee Hour

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | 21:00 - 23:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us this week for our special Mexican-themed Coffee Hour with Cesar, Ashdown's Residential Scholar from Mexico!
We will serve the usual Coffee Hour snacks, plus some special treats from Flour and candies from Mexico!
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Cooking Argentinian Empanadas

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 | 18:30 - 21:00 | Floor 3 Kitchen

For our 2nd event this semester, Fernando, our Residential Scholar from Argentina, will be teaching us how to make empanadas on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30pm, in the 2nd 3rd floor kitchen!
Importantly, we'll be eating everything at the end, so please bring an empty stomach!
We have limited seats, so you must RSVP for this event here: http://signup.mit.edu/empanadas
As always, please bring your own plate and utensils!
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

"Amores Perros" Mexican Movie Night

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | 18:30 - 23:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us next Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30pm in the Hulsizer Room for our first Residential Scholars event of the year! Cesar, our Residential Scholar from Mexico will be showing us "Amores Perros," a Mexican movie which will be followed by a discussion! "Amores Perros" is a Mexican drama written by Guillermo Arriaga and directed by G. Iñárritu, a two-time winner of the Best Achievement in Directing Academy Award. You might also know him as the director of "Birdman", "The Revenant" or "Babel." "Amores Perros" contains three distinct overlapping stories connected by a car accident in Mexico City. Each of the three tales is a cultural reflection on the cruelty of humans towards both animals and other humans, showing how someone may live a dark or even hideous life. Despite this, the film's theme is loyalty, as symbolized by the dog as "man's best friend". All three stories take place in Mexico City where there is a severe contrast between economic classes: some are squatting on the outskirts of town while others are living in a luxury high-rise apartment. Dinner will be served, so you must RSVP for this event here. Hope to see you all there!
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Tour + Ice Cream

Sunday, 9 July 2017 | 14:30 - 17:30 | Museum

The Ashdown Events Committee will be hosting a guided tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Sunday, June 9th at 3:15pm! The tour will be conducted by a trained museum teacher. After the tour, we will treat all participants to some ice cream. Come for a culturally immersive event, followed by tasteful desserts! We will meet at Ashdown about 30 minutes beforehand (specifics will be sent out closer to the tour date) to head over to the museum together. The tour is limited to 30 people, and we will cover the costs of the tour as well as the ice cream afterwards. Please sign up here: http://signup.mit.edu/ISGMtour - first come, first serve basis - if you sign up, but are not longer able to attend please indicate that so that others can join in the event You can find more information about the tours on their website: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit/tours/college_groups
 

Pakistani Movie Night: Bol

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 | 19:00 - 22:00 | Hulsizer Room

We will be a showing the award-winning Pakistani movie Bol (2011) on April 19th, 7:00pm in the Hulsizer Room. Bol is about a woman on death row who tells her story to the media before her execution. She comes from a religious Muslim family facing many difficulties caused by too many children, changing times and the father's desire to have a son coupled with his rejection of his existing transgender male-assigned-at-birth daughter. Bol is one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time and was part of an entertainment education project by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs. We have limited seats, so you must RSVP for this event here.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

[CANCELLED] Pakistani Movie Night: Bol

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 | 18:30 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Sorry folks, this event has been cancelled, but will be rescheduled soon. We will be a showing the award-winning Pakistani movie Bol (2011) on April 11th, 6:30pm in the Hulsizer Room. Bol is about a woman on death row who tells her story to the media before her execution. She comes from a religious Muslim family facing many difficulties caused by too many children, changing times and the father's desire to have a son coupled with his rejection of his existing transgender male-assigned-at-birth daughter. Bol is one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time and was part of an entertainment education project by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs. We have limited seats, so you must RSVP for this event here.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

ISO event

Thursday, 23 March 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join the ISO Director David Elwell and the ISO staff for a presentation and discussion regarding the new executive orders and visa changes, as well as the steps MIT is taking. Food and refreshments will be served
 

2017 AHEC VOTING

Monday, 27 February 2017 | 08:00 - 20:00 | Meet at Lobby

2017 AHEC Election Day! Come down to the Ashdown lobby on February 27 (Monday) between 8AM - 8PM to vote for your favorite AHEC candidates.
 

Pakistani Cooking Night: Seekh Kebabs

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Floor 2 Kitchen

Fiza, Ashdown's Residential Scholar from Pakistan, will be teaching us how to make Seekh Kebabs! Of course, we'll be devouring everything at the end, so please bring an empty stomach! We have limited seats, so you must RSVP for this event here. As always, please bring your own plate and utensils!
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Winter De-Stress Event

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 | 19:00 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Come de-stress from the end of semester exams, projects, and reports. We will have board games, a mindfullness activity, and more! We will also have hot chocolate, sundae bar, and more food! All MIT grad students and friends are welcome. Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
Sponsored by Graduate Students Council
 

Ashdown Fall Potluck

Saturday, 19 November 2016 | 13:00 - 15:00 | Hulsizer Room

Cook or bake a dish and bring it to the Hulsizer to share with your fellow Ashdown residents. Make sure to save your receipts in order to get reimbursed up to $15! Signup: https://signup.mit.edu:444/signup.php?id=ashdown_potluck Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
 

Pakistani Poetry Night: "Anticlockwise"

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 | 19:00 - 20:30 | Housemaster Apartment 5047

Join us for a reading and discussion of "Anticlockwise," a poem that talks about a woman's struggle in a gender biased society, written by an award winning Pakistani Urdu feminist poetess, Kishwar Naheed.

Important: Note that this event is taking place in the apartment of the Heads of House, which is room 5047.

You must sign-up for this event here

Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 
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