Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

2021 Oct 11

Indigenous Peoples' Day in Harvard Yard

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Yard

Yá'át'ééh, Shé:kon, Sengi tu, Halito, Haho, Waqaa!, Aloha, Aang, Aho, Han, Boozhoo, ᎣᏏᏲ (Osiyo), Hesci, Dá’go’téh, Loloma, Chokma, Deey, Háu, Håfa Adai, Hello! 

Natives at Harvard College and the Harvard University Native American Program would like to invite you to our annual Indigenous Peoples' Day event on Monday, October 11, from 1-4 PM in Harvard Yard. 

We would love to see you there on a drop-in basis as your schedule allows. We will have guest speakers, an open mic, fundraising and more....

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2021 Oct 28

Lost and Found: Community Gathering for Grieving and Hope - Virtual Event

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Online

“Lost and Found” is a two-event series acknowledging the impacts of ongoing loss and unresolved grief. A space to begin healing as a community, each event includes time for writing, reflection, and storytelling, with opportunities share your stories online at: bit.ly/harvard-lost-found

All members of the Harvard community are welcome. Join us in consideration of all we have lost and what we have found.

Preparation

Bring a notebook and writing tool.

Accessibility

Live captioning is provided for Zoom events. ...

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2021 Oct 26

Lost and Found: Community Gathering for Grieving and Hope

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

In front of Memorial Church Steps, Harvard Yard

“Lost and Found” is a two-event series acknowledging the impacts of ongoing loss and unresolved grief. A space to begin healing as a community, each event includes time for writing, reflection, and storytelling.

All are invited to also share your reflections online at: bit.ly/harvard-lost-found

All members of the Harvard community are welcome. Join us in consideration of all we have lost and what we have found.

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2021 Oct 12

Historic Times: Addressing LGBTQ+ health successes and public health challenges ahead

6:00pm

Location: 

Online

In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum is proud to host Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Rachel Levine '79, the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, for a conversation on LGBTQ+ achievements and her work on the COVID-19 pandemic, childhood illness, HIV, and the opioid epidemic. Prior to joining the Biden administration, Dr. Levine devoted her career to public service as the Physician General and the Secretary of Health in the Commonwealth of...

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2021 Oct 07

Change Can't Wait: A Justice and Equity Agenda For Boston's Black and Brown Communities

5:00pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Online

The upcoming Boston Mayoral election promises to bring Boston into a new era of politics with the growing likelihood of electing the first non-white male Mayor in Boston’s history. However, with the litany of prevailing social issues impacting Black and Brown communities, will this election truly represent the change that so many have waited decades for?

Join the Ash Center and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston for the first of two sessions in the "What Justice Looks Like" event series focusing on the urgent issues—from economic and climate justice to...

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2021 Jun 15

Stories of Juneteenth: A Conversation with Ms. Opal

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

In 2016, at the age of 89, former teacher and lifelong activist Opal Lee walked 1,400 miles from her home in Fort Worth, Texas, to Washington, D.C., in an effort to get Juneteenth recognized as a national holiday. Two years later, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution recognizing the holiday, which originated in Galveston, Texas, and honors the June 19 anniversary of the announcement by Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas.

Though the day is now celebrated annually throughout the ...

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2021 May 24

Being Asian in America: Perennial Other

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Join us, the Association of Harvard Asian and Asian American Faculty and Staff in a discussion on the examination of the roots of anti-Asian racism in America and ongoing efforts towards a pan-Asian and intersectional approach to social justice for all. 

Our special guests are Josephine Kim, Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Andrew Leong, JD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston. Jesal Patel, '21 Harvard Graduate School of Education, Higher Education Program will...

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2021 May 24

Combatting Anti-Asian Racism and Misogyny: What is our Local Community Doing?

9:30am to 10:30am

Location: 

Online

This public discussion will highlight key challenges of racism, misogyny and other discrimination faced by our Asian and Asian-American community, the responses of local organizations who have long sought to address such challenges, and what more needs to be done in our own communities. Speakers represent perspectives from the Harvard Kennedy School’s staff, faculty and student groups, as well as leading local non-profits.

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2021 May 20

Chenxing Han, Reimagine: A New Generation of Asian American Buddhists

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Online

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, "Reimagine: A New Generation of Asian American Buddhists" will feature author Chenxing Han in conversation with anthropologist Nalika Gajaweera. They will discuss Chenxing's recently published Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists (North Atlantic Books, 2021), the first book to center Asian American Buddhists as a pan-ethnic, pan-sectarian group. Be the Refuge counters the erasure of this complex and diverse group by resisting essentialized tropes (Oriental monk, superstitious...

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2021 May 14

The Undertold Stories of the Asian American Movement for Liberation

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online

Please join this panel of experts as we discuss anti-Asian racism across US History, share undertold stories of Asian American activism, and consider the next steps that we need to take in order to create a more equitable and just future. 

The recent public murders and racism against Asian Americans are illustrative of a deeper, broader, and more systemic oppression that has been swept out of common knowledge and most history books. The long histories of racism in America built on slavery and the lethal colonial advancements against Native...

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