MLK photo mosaic, 2007
MLK Design Seminar
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. IAP Design Seminar (17.922) began in January 1999. Taught by MIT administrator Tobie Weiner (a 1998 MIT MLK Leadership Awardee) during Independent Activities Period (IAP), the course brings together MIT and Wellesley students to create artistic and political installations that have been placed in MIT's Lobby 7 and Lobby 10 to coincide with the university's celebration of Dr. King. Projects have included work with children and adults in the Cambridge Community Centers, original songs and performances, benefits for charities, various features in campus publications, and special projects.
- Visiting Cambridge community centers and elementary schools to teach the children about Dr. King and the civil rights movement
- Conducting a voter registration drive in area homeless shelters and on the MIT campus
- Designing t-shirts and buttons for seminar participants to advertise the installation
- Setting up an ASA group for students who would like to volunteer their time at the CASPAR shelter
- Continuing their work this spring with the MIT@Lawrence Program on improving educational opportunities