Wellbeing

2020 Jul 13

Equity and Social Justice Webinar - COVID-19 and Its Impact on Latinx Communities

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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The Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School is hosting an Equity and Social Justice event of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Latinx Communities. COVID-19 continues to impact communities of color disproportionately with higher burdens of disease and mortality rates. This webinar will explore the impact of health inequities in COVID19 and the interventions needed to support Latinx communities.

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2020 Jul 15

Biking and Birding with a Mission

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Join us for a live conversation with Scott V. Edwards, Professor in Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Ornithology in Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology. Since June 6, Professor Edwards has been pedaling across the United States to fulfill a long-held wish to traverse the country on a bicycle, and to also raise awareness for #BlackBirdersWeek and Black Lives Matter. In this program, he discusses the motivations for his journey, what he has learned along the way, and the similarities between cycling and doing science.

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2020 Jul 13

Black America and COVID-19: Documenting The Impact

6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Join us for the launch of The Black America and COVID-19 Library Guide. This library guide documents the contemporary effects of COVID-19 on the Black community as it is tied to the historical legacy of race in America.

This guide is designed to assist students, faculty, staff, and researchers in exploring this topic from multiple social and cultural perspectives as a place to begin inquiry. Join the launch event to hear from black leaders in education, business, healthcare, and the arts as they describe the impact of COVID-19 on their respective fields. This guide is open...

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2020 Jul 08

Africa & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Future of Africa’s Health Systems

10:00am to 11:00am

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We invite you to join us for our last Africa & COVID-19 webinar of the season. We will continue the series in September. This webinar will focus on the Future of Africa’s Health Systems.

We will ask panelists to explore the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s health systems through several lenses: i) what has been the impact of COVID-19 and other major infectious diseases on Africa’s health systems?; ii) what are the successful approaches for maintaining focus on other major health challenges during this global pandemic?; and iii) how will the response to COVID-19 affect, and...

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2020 Jul 07

Front Row: Successfully Re-opening K-12 Schools and Beyond, A Discussion with Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools

5:30pm to 6:30pm

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HBS Senior Lecturer John J-H Kim hosts Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of Boston Public Schools and former Commissioner of Education of Minnesota to discuss what approach will be required to successfully re-open schools. Hear her views on how schools can address issues of equity where all children can thrive. Will schools look the same in the future after the pandemic? Can this be a moment of transformation?

Hosted by: John J-H Kim, Senior Lecturer and Co-Chair, Public Education Leadership Project (PELP)

Panelists: Brenda Cassellius, Superintendent of Boston...

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2020 Jul 07

The Role of AI in the Post-Pandemic Era

9:00am to 10:00am

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In many countries around the world, COVID-related restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the virus are now being lifted. For policymakers, innovators, and researchers who quickly leveraged digital tools and AI as part of the acute response, this could mean re-thinking and pivoting priorities. As the world transitions to the next phase of response and beyond, the question remains: what is the role of digital tools and AI in a post-pandemic world?

In this webinar, we will bring together panelists with a diverse range of expertise in AI and data science to collectively...

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2020 Jul 06

Anti-Racism Book and Film Club Interest Meeting

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Join us for community discussion of anti-black racism through topics presented in our monthly selection of books and film. Conversations will be facilitated by Harvard graduate student fellows and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Open to all students, staff, faculty, and fellows. All meetings will be held virtually until further noticed and registered participants will be emailed meeting zoom address.

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2020 Jul 22

Understanding Student Loan Options – Strategies for Today and Tomorrow

2:00pm to 2:45pm

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Dealing with student debt? You’re not alone. In fact, student loans currently account for over $1.56 TRILLION of total consumer debt in the U.S—second only to home mortgages. Whether you are one of the 44.7 million borrowers who currently carries student loan debt, or are planning on taking out a student loan in the future, this webinar can help to empower you to make informed decisions for your financial future.

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2020 Aug 10

TIAA-CREF Webinar - Well-Rounded Retirement: An Overview

10:00am to 11:00am

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Planning for retirement goes beyond just thinking about money.  A full-picture plan starts with considering the many non-financial aspects of retirement, too.

This workshop provides a high-level view of the model for a well-rounded retirement. Several “big ideas” about retirement health are explored, and participants in the live session complete a self-inventory related to the model.

Additional resources available after the overview session will provide a closer examination of meaningful purpose, wellness and lifestyle, emotional strength, mental acuity,...

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2020 Jul 01

Front Row, An HBS Faculty Speaker Series: 2020 Vision with Harvard Basketball Coach Tommy Amaker

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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“We have seen the reality that race is still very much a factor in American life, and that communities of color disproportionately suffer socially, politically, and economically. We have seen our nation struggle in the face of a global pandemic. We have seen a lack of compassionate leadership accelerate so many of these problems. None of this is breaking news. We have known about it. But now, we have all seen it — with ‘2020 vision.’” – 2020 Vision, Tommy Amaker

Join Tommy Amaker, Harvard men’s basketball coach, and HBS Senior Lecturer Henry McGee, in a moderated discussion...

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2020 Jun 30

Front Row, An HBS Faculty Speaker Series: What Must Business Do for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

5:00pm to 6:00pm

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The recent Black Lives Matter protests have helped focused the attention of a wider public to enduring systemic racism and inequalities. While many CEOs and companies have spoken out, the question remains what more must business do. As part of this broader conversation, join us for a Front Row seat with Oona King, who is VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Snap and was previously Google’s Director of Diversity Strategy, YouTube's Director of Diverse Marketing, and Chief Diversity Officer for British Broadcaster Channel 4.

Hosted by: Nien-hê Hsieh, Professor of Business...

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2020 Jun 29

American Policing and Protest

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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The recent brutal police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the delayed criminal charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery have sparked outrage and protests across the United States. As the nation once again confronts police violence against black and brown people and communities while grappling with a long history of public indifference, the Radcliffe Institute will bring together experts to examine the historical roots of policing and responses to state violence. Speakers will discuss contemporary police violence against people of color along with ethical issues that we must...

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2020 Jun 29

Teaching Yourself and Others During the Pandemic with Rob Lue

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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In the face of COVID-19 and social distancing, it is vital to double down on the communal and self-driven aspects of education. Now more than ever, the Internet opens up possibilities to become authentic agents of our own learning. It can also help us combat the feelings of isolation that self-quarantine can induce. Professor Lue will explore ways to connect and support one another as a social network based on learning and teaching.

Robert Lue is the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning where he is responsible for fostering...

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2020 Jun 24

WEBINAR: Talking to Kids About Race and Racism

12:00pm to 12:45pm

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, a nationally recognized authority on racial issues in America and a clinical child psychologist, will explain how you can talk to and teach your kids about race, racism, and protests. This live Q&A webinar, hosted by Care.com CEO Tim Allen, will include guidance on how to have important – often difficult – conversations with kids of all ages about race that are empathetic, constructive, and compassionate.

About the Speaker

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is an award...

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2020 Jun 25

Who Watches the Watchmen? A Discussion About Race and Policing Through the Lens of Popular Entertainment

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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When HBO series Watchmen premiered in October 2019, the show—a dramatically different take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s original comic book/graphic novel—was noted for its direct confrontation of racism in America. Systemic racism, police brutality, collective trauma, and vigilante justice are all central themes to the TV remix. In light of ongoing deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police, nationwide protests, and calls for reforms, the show is now getting a second look with many calling it eerily prescient.

Join us in conversation about how Watchmen and other...

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