Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

2021 Jun 15

Stories of Juneteenth: A Conversation with Ms. Opal

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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2021 May 25

Community Space Coffee Chat - Black

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These 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 Black community. To learn more about the Coffee Chat series, please visit this page.

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2021 May 24

Community Space Coffee Chat - Latinx

10:00am to 11:00am

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Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These 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 Latinx community. To learn more about the Coffee Chat series, please visit this page.

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2021 May 21

Community Space Coffee Chat - Asian/Asian American

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These 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 Asian/Asian American community. To learn more about the Coffee Chat series, please visit this page....

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2021 May 13

Community Space Coffee Chat - First Gen/Low Income

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These 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 first gen/low income community. To learn more about the Coffee Chat series, please visit this page.

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2021 May 11

Vaccine Equity and Efficacy in the United States and the World

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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As efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines intensify throughout the United States and across the globe, how can we ensure that equity and access are prioritized? This panel seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of equitable public health strategies around COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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2021 Apr 10

Community Space Coffee Chat - Marginalized Genders

10:00am to 11:00am

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Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These 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 someone with a marginalized gender identity. To learn more about the Coffee Chat series, please visit this page.

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2021 May 07

Community Space Coffee Chat - LGBTQ+

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These 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, please visit this page.

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