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Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-the-mechanics-institute-tickets-157132853595
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
by Maryse Condé
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 5:30pm
with author Annalee Newitz, cosponsored by Goethe-Institut and Gray Area
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/four-lost-cities-on-zoom-tickets-149790376047
Activities, Club Events
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Margaux DeRoux
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-craft-a-successful-romance-with-margaux-deroux-tickets-152883680203
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 6:00pm
June 2021 CinemaLit: Dream State: California in the Movies
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-zoom-discussion-of-chinatown-1974-131-minutes-registration-153064434845
Activities, Club Events
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 3:00pm
with Two Languages/One Community Project
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, July 01, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, July 08, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, July 08, 2021 - 5:30pm
Author and The New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth in conversation with MI Board President and Attorney Lindsey Tonsager, Cosponsored by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut
Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsors Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/this-is-how-they-tell-me-the-world-ends-the-cyberweapons-arms-race-on-zoom-tickets-158502945577
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, July 09, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Frederik H. Green and Fiammetta Hsu Yin Peh 徐尹白
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bird-talk-and-other-stories-by-xu-xu-modern-tales-of-a-chinese-romantic-tickets-153377340755
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, July 09, 2021 - 6:00pm
July 2021 CinemaLit: Jean Gabin: The Great Face of French Cinema
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-discussion-of-port-of-shadows-1938-93-minutes-registration-156974423727
Classes, Club Events
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 7:00pm
Learn about your ancestors!
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/familysearch-research-wiki-learn-about-your-ancestors-tickets-159544478831
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:00pm
The Writers Lunch: Your Research Methods
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-lunch-doing-research-tickets-159000459655
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 6:00pm
July 2021 CinemaLit: Jean Gabin: The Great Face of French Cinema
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-discussion-of-touchez-pas-au-grisbi-1954-97-minutes-registration-156978038539
Classes, Club Events
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Sheryl Bize-Boutte
MI Members $15, Public $25
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-storyboard-to-narrative-tickets-141485044577
What's streaming on Kanopy. Learn in this interactive class at Mechanics' Institute.
Classes, Club Events
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Great Courses, cinema, documentaries, and more!
Members Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-streaming-on-kanopy-great-courses-cinema-documentaries-and-more-tickets-160256097301
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:00pm
with Matthew Félix
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coming-out-of-covid-creatively-with-matthew-felix-tickets-153563310997
Activities
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:30pm
Two novels set in 1906 San Francisco
Members of Mechanics' Institute Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nature-of-fragile-things-the-book-of-lost-light-tickets-160234929989
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 6:00pm
July 2021 CinemaLit: Jean Gabin: The Great Face of French Cinema
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-discussion-of-maigret-sets-a-trap-1958-119-minutes-registration-156979699507
Book Group Meetings, Club Events, World Literature
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
by David Markson
Members Free
Activities
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 5:30pm
with author Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Cosponsored by Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsor Free, Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/begin-again-james-baldwins-america-and-its-urgent-lessons-for-our-own-tickets-160870320459
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 6:00pm
July 2021 CinemaLit: Jean Gabin: The Great Face of French Cinema
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-discussion-of-two-men-in-town-1973-99-minutes-registration-156982331379
Activities
Thursday, August 05, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
CinemaLit Films, Club Events
Friday, August 06, 2021 - 6:00pm
Summer CinemaLit Finale
Members Free, Public Sliding Scale Free to $10
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cinemalit-finale-zoom-discussion-of-war-and-peace-1956-208-minutes-registration-160887365441
Activities
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities, Club Events
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Scott Newstok
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-think-like-shakespeare-lessons-from-a-renaissance-education-tickets-147661901723
Activities
Thursday, September 02, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 09, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Anne Gass
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-demand-the-suffrage-road-trip-with-anne-gass-tickets-159722212437
Activities
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Meet the Author(s), Club Events
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 12:00pm
with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling
Support This Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productivity-tips-for-hybrid-working-and-work-from-home-tickets-157881837827
Activities
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 04, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Thursday, December 09, 2021 - 11:00am
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-now-a-virtual-drop-in-writing-session-registration-105019686710
Activities
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Free

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Crossing the Mangrove

by Maryse Condé

Discuss Crossing the Mangrove by Maryse Condé with fellow members.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 5:30pm

Tech and the City: Four Lost Cities - A Secret History of the Urban Age, on Zoom

with author Annalee Newitz, cosponsored by Goethe-Institut and Gray Area

Annalee Newitz debunks the myth that “lost cities” were miraculously “discovered” by modern archeologists. Cosponsored by Goethe-Institut and Gray Area

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Activities
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

How to Craft a Successful Romance

with Margaux DeRoux

Join this session to ensure your romance novel has the necessary elements to satisfy readers, and stand out from the crowd.

Members & Public Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 6:00pm

Zoom Salon - Chinatown (1974) – 131 minutes

June 2021 CinemaLit: Dream State: California in the Movies

L.A. private detective Jake Gittes uncovers a lot more than adultery when he investigates the presumed infidelity of a water engineer.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Activities
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Arion Press celebrates the broadside publication of Chun Yu’s poem “The Map 地圖”

with Two Languages/One Community Project

MI members are invited to celebrate Arion Press's broadside of Chun Yu's poem "The Map 地圖" with an introduction of the publication by Arion Press and a poetry reading by Yu, followed by a live conversation between Yu and poet Michael Warr on culture and community connections.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Thursday, July 01, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, July 08, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, July 08, 2021 - 5:30pm

Tech and the City: This is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race, on Zoom

Author and The New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth in conversation with MI Board President and Attorney Lindsey Tonsager, Cosponsored by Gray Area and Goethe-Institut

Two cybersecurity experts talk about the perils of cyber warfare affecting international politics, our national infrastructure and our personal devices.

Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsors Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

Meet the Author(s)
Friday, July 09, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Bird Talk and other Stories by Xu Xu: Modern Tales of a Chinese Romantic

with Frederik H. Green and Fiammetta Hsu Yin Peh 徐尹白

Join Frederik H Green and Fiammetta Hsu for a conversation about Xu Xu, one of the most important mid-20th century Chinese writers.

Support This Event

CinemaLit Films
Friday, July 09, 2021 - 6:00pm

Zoom Salon - Port of Shadows (1938) – 93 minutes

July 2021 CinemaLit: Jean Gabin: The Great Face of French Cinema

A deserter from the French Foreign Legion meets a beautiful mystery woman in this poetic film set against the foggy waterfront of Le Havre.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

FamilySearch Research Wiki

Learn about your ancestors!

Join Library Director, Deb Hunt, for a tour of the FamilySearch Research Wiki --- a free, online genealogical guide.

Members Free

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

The Reed Cutter and Captain Shigemoto's Mother: Two Novellas

by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Discuss The Reed Cutter and Captain Shigemoto's Mother by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki with fellow members.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Writers Lunch: Your Research Methods

The Writers Lunch: Your Research Methods

The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. Join us, share, and learn! This month we discuss your research methods: How do you get the information you need? What are your main sources of information? Do you research before, during or after your first draft? How do you decide when enough is enough?

Support This Event

CinemaLit Films
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 6:00pm

Zoom Salon - Touchez pas au Grisbi (1954) – 97 minutes

July 2021 CinemaLit: Jean Gabin: The Great Face of French Cinema

A middle-aged, burned out former gangster must protect the stolen gold he'd set aside for his retirement.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Classes
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

From Storyboard to Narrative

with Sheryl Bize-Boutte

In this workshop, author Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte will guide you from storyboard creation to story narrative.

 

MI Members $15
Public $25

Classes
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

What's Streaming on Kanopy

Great Courses, cinema, documentaries, and more!

Take a tour of what’s available on MI’s robust streaming service: Great Courses, cinema, documentaries, and more!

Members Free

Activities
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Coming Out Of COVID Creatively

with Matthew Félix

Join author, podcaster, and MI member Matthew Félix for a talk about how to reconnect with your creativity in a post-pandemic world.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:30pm

Author Susan Meissner, The Nature of Fragile Things with Author Ron Nyren, The Book of Lost Light

Two novels set in 1906 San Francisco

 Two novels tell stories of love, loss, tangled relationships and resilience centered around San Francisco’s 1906 Earthquake, fire and aftermath!

 

Members of Mechanics' Institute Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

CinemaLit Films
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 6:00pm

Zoom Salon - Maigret Sets a Trap (1958) – 119 minutes

July 2021 CinemaLit: Jean Gabin: The Great Face of French Cinema

Georges Simenon's dogged detective Jules Maigret must track down a serial killer in the seedy Marias district.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Book Group Meetings - World Literature
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Wittgenstein's Mistress

by David Markson

Discuss the experimental novel Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson with fellow members.

Members Free

Activities
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 5:30pm

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for our Own, on Zoom

with author Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Cosponsored by Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

 A reflection of Baldwin’s experiences and writing during the 1960’s and 1970’s offers hope and guidance for racial justice today.

 

Members of Mechanics' Institute & Cosponsor Free
Public Sliding Scale $5 to $10

CinemaLit Films
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 6:00pm

Zoom Salon - Two Men in Town (1973) – 99 minutes

July 2021 CinemaLit: Jean Gabin: The Great Face of French Cinema

A compassionate social worker struggles to help a bank robber newly released from prison get a footing in society again.

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Activities
Thursday, August 05, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

CinemaLit Films
Friday, August 06, 2021 - 6:00pm

Zoom Salon - War and Peace (1956) – 208 minutes

Summer CinemaLit Finale

King Vidor's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's mammoth 1869 novel about Napoleon's invasion of Russia

Members Free
Public Sliding Scale Free to $10

Activities
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

How to Think like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education

with Scott Newstok

A lively and engaging guide to vital habits of mind that can help you think more deeply, write more effectively, and learn more joyfully

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, September 02, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 09, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

We Demand: the Suffrage Road Trip

with Anne Gass

Join Maine author Anne B. Gass as she discusses her new book We Demand: the Suffrage Road Trip based on the true story of an epic cross-country trip that took place in 1915. It was America's first trans-continental car trip for a cause- to demand that Congress pass an amendment to the US Constitution enfranchising women.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Meet the Author(s)
Friday, October 01, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Productivity Tips for Hybrid Working and Work from Home

with Paula Rizzo and Debra Eckerling

As we enter the next phase of the “no longer new” normal, it’s time to reassess, re-evaluate, and embrace a more productive lifestyle.

Support This Event

Activities
Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, November 04, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free

Activities
Thursday, December 09, 2021 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!

A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group
Members of MI - Free