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Uruguayan Poetry Night: Mario Benedetti

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 | 18:30 - 19:30 | Hulsizer Room

Whether you're a hopeless romantic or a... hopeful romantic, join us next Tuesday, December 4th @ 6:30pm for our last event of the semester: a nostalgic night of Uruguayan poetry.
We'll be reading (mostly love) poems by Mario Benedetti, a Uruguayan poet and journalist (bio below). Dinner will be served, so to attend this event, you must RSVP here: http://signup.mit.edu/benedetti
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Residential Scholars: Filipino Cooking Night

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Floor 2 Kitchen

Join us on Tuesday, November 27th @ 6:30pm in the 2nd floor kitchen for cooking (and eating) some delicious Adobo Chicken with Ave, our Residential Scholar from the Philippines! To attend, you must signup for this event here. You don't need to bring anything other than an appetite and your own plate and utensils!
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Documentaries on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us for our next Residential Scholar event! Dinner will be served, so to attend, you must RSVP here.
Since his arrival at MIT, Ave, our residential scholar from the Philippines has been asked countless times about his views on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
President Duterte took office in July 2016 and has engaged in an aggressive anti-drug operation. According to the police, there have been 4000 casualties in legitimate police operations. Human rights groups claim that the death toll has reached 12000. Meanwhile, President Duterte continues to receive wide political support and approval ratings.
Ave will share a couple of videos to illustrate the complexities of the Philippine political landscape: one on the war on drugs, and the other about the President's priority programs. We hope to have a discussion about them with you.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Residential Scholars: Uruguayan Movie Night

Tuesday, 2 October 2018 | 18:30 - 20:30 | Hulsizer Room

Verónica is our new Residential Scholar from Uruguay and she'll be showing us "El baño del Papa." The movie has won many awards and is centered around the visit of Pope John Paul II in a small town in Uruguay. At the end, we'll have a short discussion and Q&A.

Importantly, dinner will be served, so to attend you must RSVP for this event here
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Residential Scholors: Filipino Movie Night

Sunday, 23 September 2018 | 18:30 - 20:30 | Hulsizer Room

Join us this Sunday, September 23rd at 6:30pm in the Hulsizer Room for our first Residential Scholars event of the year!

Ave is our new Residential Scholar from the Philippines and he'll be showing us "Heneral Luna," an award-winning movie centered around the Philippine-American war. The movie will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Importantly, dinner will be served, so to attend you must RSVP for this event here: http://signup.mit.edu/luna
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Ashdown Yoga and Smoothie Event

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | 08:30 - 11:00 | Hulsizer Room

Ashdown Yoga and Smoothie Event
 

Ashdown Yoga and Smoothie Event

Sunday, 29 April 2018 | 08:30 - 11:00 | Hulsizer Room

Ashdown Yoga and Smoothie Event
 

Residential Scholars: Argentinian BBQ

Saturday, 21 April 2018 | 12:30 - 14:00 | West Courtyard

Join us for our last Residential Scholars event of the semester!
We'll be enjoying some delicious Argentinian BBQ prepared by Fernando, Ashdown's Residential Scholar from Argentina.
To attend this event, you must RSVP here!
Importantly, please bring your own plate and utensils!.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Residential Scholars: Art and expression with Frida

Monday, 9 April 2018 | 18:30 - 20:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us on Monday, April 9th at 6:30pm in the Hulsizer Room for an interactive presentation about Frida Kahlo's life by Ashdown's Residential Scholar from Mexico, Cesar Cruz.
Dinner will be served (w/ vegetarian option), so to attend you must RSVP here.
PS: Please bring your own plate and utensils.
PPS: If you can no longer make it, please take yourself off the signup list.
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Ashdown Yoga and Smoothie Event

Sunday, 1 April 2018 | 08:30 - 11:00 | Hulsizer Room

Ashdown Yoga and Smoothie Event
 

Argentina's Political History

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | 19:00 - 20:30 | Hulsizer Room

Simon Kuznets, a Harvard economist and Nobel laureate, once said "There are four kinds of countries in the world: developed countries, undeveloped countries, Japan and Argentina"
Want to find out why? Join us next Wednesday, March 28th, at 7pm in the Hulsizer Room!
Fernando, our Residential Scholar from Argentina, will be telling us about his country's (political) history! Come, listen, ask questions and eat empanadas! (We even have vegetarian ones!)
To attend, you must RSVP here!
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Mexican Movie Night: "Coco"

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | 19:00 - 21:00 | Hulsizer Room

Join us to watch the award-winning "Coco," which received two Oscars and one Golden Globe this year!
"Coco" tells the story of an aspiring musician who goes to the "Land of the Dead" to meet his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Dinner will be served, with a vegetarian option, so you must RSVP here.
PS: Please bring your own plate and utensils!
Sponsored by Ashdown Residental Scholars
 

Social Waltz Lesson and Dance

Saturday, 10 March 2018 | 19:00 - 21:30 | Hulsizer Room

Curious about social waltzing? Come to our beginner waltz lesson on Saturday March 10 at 7:30pm in the Hulsizer! Snacks will be served, and dancing will continue after the lesson so you can practice your new moves. Social waltz is a fun, creative turning dance with many styles and figures. We will go over the basics steps, learn some figures, and work on partnering. No partner required, but please wear comfortable shoes (ideally with a slightly slippery sole that you can turn and pivot in). Please bring your own plates and utensils to help reduce waste.
 

Ashdown Yoga + Smoothie

Sunday, 4 March 2018 | 08:00 - 11:00 | Hulsizer Room

Ashdown Yoga + Smoothie Event
 
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