reading for revolution


We are a group of students at MIT seeking to understand the contemporary conditions of America and our responsibility as citizens, students, and engineers to create a more just and human-oriented society. In our meetings, we discuss questions such as: how do we develop a culture which prioritizes the inherent right of all people to a decent livelihood? What is true democracy? What is the role of technology and art in advancing the freedom struggle? We look for answers through studying the revolutionary life and legacy of figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Grace Lee and James Boggs, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, as well as global liberation movements which sought to free humanity from imperialism, poverty, and all other forms of exploitation.

Past Readings

We have previously read chapters from Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century by Grace Lee Boggs and James Boggs, as well as Living for Change by Grace Lee Boggs. Below are also some of the essays, speeches, and articles we have also discussed.

Summer 2022

Spring 2022

IAP 2022

Fall 2021


We're always open to new members! We plan on meeting over Zoom this summer (2022). Email Susanna (susannac[@]mit[dot]edu) to join the mailing list or fill out the interest form.