Date: April 1, 2022
Time: 4:00pm ET
Location: This is a hybrid event with the option to attend in person in Cambridge, MA or on Zoom
Registration: This is a member’s only event. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact Lauren Matsumoto at [email protected]
We are pleased to invite you to a very special conversation featuring Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson.
This event is presented by MIT-Japan Program, MIT System Design & Management, and the U.S.-Japan Council.
Born in Japan and raised in Atlanta, Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson is a progressive organizer & political activist with a focus on outreach and turnout in immigrant communities. Most recently, she served as Manager of Michelle Wu’s mayoral campaign, leading the effort to elect the first woman and first person of color as the Mayor of Boston. After their victory, Mary Lou continued as Chief of Staff to the mayor. Prior to running Michelle Wu’s campaign, she served as Elizabeth Warren’s Midwest Organizing Director and AAPI Outreach Director during her 2020 presidential campaign. Before entering politics, Mary Lou was a high school algebra teacher. We will discuss Mary Lou’s Japanese roots, multiculturalism, identity, political path, Asian American coalition building and so much more