REMOTE VIA ZOOM: Learn All About Fixit Clinics! The How and Why of Bringing One to Your Community
Tuesday, March 281:00—2:00 PMOnline
Learn all about Fixit Clinics with Peter Mui, founder of the Fixit Clinic, and Kathi Mirza, an Environmental Analyst for MassDEP. They will introduce you to the nuts and bolts of hosting or attending a Fixit Clinic in your very own community! Peter will discuss the history, the resources his organization offer to get a clinic off the ground, and the repair movement. Kathi will discuss local sources that libraries and community members can access to support Fixit Clinic programming in the Commonwealth. Meena Jain, Director of the Ashland Library, will discuss the Fixit Clinics the Ashland Public Library has hosted and the impact they've had.
Registration required via Zoom link.
About the speakers:
Peter Mui is the founder of Fixit Clinic which conveys critical thinking and troubleshooting skills through both in-person and virtual events. Over 750 in-person Fixit Clinic events have been hosted at elementary, secondary and high schools, colleges and universities, libraries and through teleconferencing software. “Education, entertainment, empowerment, elucidation, and, ultimately, enlightenment through all-ages do-it-together hands-on fix-n-learn community-sponsored and community-led discovery, disassembly, troubleshooting and repair.”
Kathi Mirza is an Environmental Analyst for MassDEP, leading a team of seven Municipal Assistance Coordinators who provide technical assistance and grant support to municipalities across the Commonwealth in support of reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, and regional collaboration. MassDEP’s grants support local repair and reuse events, library of things, tool lending libraries and municipal swap shops. Kathi is also part of the team working to implement the state’s Reduce and Reuse Action Plan. Since 1998, Kathi has worked in MassDEP’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, and she holds a bachelor’s degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.
Meena Jain is the director of the Ashland Library and, with her staff, is a warrior in the movement to fix it, not toss it!
Questions? Contact Ona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is a partnership with the Ashland Library and multitude of MA Libraries.