March 28, 2023
Virtual -Learn All About Fixit Clinics! The How and Why of Bringing One to Your Community
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
We are partnering with Peter Mui, the founder of the Fixit Clinic and Kathi Mirza, an Environmental Analyst for MassDEP, to bring you 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 APL has hosted and the impact they've had.
About the speakers:
Peter Mui is the founder of Fixit Clinic (www.fixitclinic.org) 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!
This is a program which Peter, Kathi, and Meena will be presenting at the MLA Conference in May. We're looking forward to the conversation on how to bring a Fixit Clinic or Repair Cafe to your community!
Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, the email will be coming from firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're thrilled to be collaborating with a multitude of MA Libraries to bring this program to our communities.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.
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