The United States is currently engaged in a time of rebirth, a “great awakening.” Citizens across the world are leading the charge in critical mass against the intolerance of racial injustice. Ignited by the murder of George Floyd, champions from every class, ethnicity, religion and age, as well as leaders in activism, grassroots organizers, and private and public industries are emerging in power and growing in strength. They are bound by their purpose—to hold our country accountable to the standards of what it truly means to be a united nation of one and to demonstrate that Black lives matter. This summer, Harvard Kennedy School is convening ‘Teach-Ins’ to help members of our community gain understanding and perspective during this historic moment. Teach-ins transform college and university campuses into political fora in which students, faculty, and community members take collective responsibility for matters of community, national, and global import. Teach-ins originated in the 1960s with the war in Vietnam and continued to be a format used through the 1970s and 1980s to facilitate conversations surrounding the environmental, women’s, and anti-nuclear movements.LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and Harvard Kennedy School Visiting Fellow, will facilitate a series of ‘Teach-Ins’ featuring leading activists, organizers and change-makers. These conversations are meant to discuss the current movement and ways we can each walk, act, write, or speak in the name of change.
How can Harvard lead against racial injustice?Join us on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST, for our first installment of the HKS Summer Teach-In, as LaTosha Brown, students from both HKS and Harvard College, and influential leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement look to answer that very question.
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