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Addressing Food and Nutrition Insecurity During the Pandemic and Beyond

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Both food and nutrition insecurity are significant problems in the United States despite recent declines in food insecurity and the abundance of food produced and available across the country. Suboptimal eating patterns are contributing greatly to rising rates of chronic disease, obesity and high blood pressure and even premature death. Diet-related chronic diseases, including heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes, are now the leading causes of death.... Read more about Addressing Food and Nutrition Insecurity During the Pandemic and Beyond

One Night in Boston, June 18, 2021 in Nubian Square

Along with our partners BAMS FestBoston Children’s ChorusBoston Ujima ProjectBoston While BlackJazz UrbaneProject STEP, and Roxbury Cultural District, King Boston is pleased to announce the launch of an annual Juneteenth celebration, One Night in Boston, beginning a weekend of festivities to mark Juneteenth as America’s original Independence Day.... Read more about One Night in Boston, June 18, 2021 in Nubian Square

Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames Screening

Saturday, June 5, 2021, 2pm

Blanche Ames Ames (1878-1969) was an artist, activist, and suffragist. She was the inspiration behind the naming of the 'Blanche Ames' crabapple, and was married to Arboretum supervisor Oakes Ames. This 55-minute documentary explores Ames' extraordinary life and legacy, and features an interview with Arboretum Head of the Library and Archives Lisa Pearson.... Read more about Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames Screening

Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks

Sunday, May 30, 2021, 9:00am to 11:00am

Slow down and awaken your senses on a guided therapeutic experience in the Arnold Arboretum. Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Each walk is limited to 8 participants. Meet at the Bussey Street Gate. Participants must follow COVID guidelines including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, as well as sign a liability and release form.... Read more about Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks

Inclusive Hiring Initiative: TAD Talks Series

Thursday, May 20; 10:00am to 11:00am

The Inclusive Hiring Talent Acquisition & Diversity (TAD) Talks are designed as monthly sessions that provide an opportunity for continued learning and dialogue around various subjects within the inclusive hiring space, including Accessibility, Diversity Recruitment Strategies, Affirmative Action Plan, and much more. These open forums will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from a Subject Matter Expert while raising questions regarding compliant recruitment and inclusive hiring best practices.... Read more about Inclusive Hiring Initiative: TAD Talks Series

Community Space Coffee Chat - LGBTQ+

Friday, May 7, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These online coffee chat sessions will feature open agendas and create space for flexible conversation and community. This space is for all members of the Harvard community, including students, staff, faculty, postdocs, research fellows, and academic personnel, who identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. To learn more about the Coffee Chat series,... Read more about Community Space Coffee Chat - LGBTQ+