Writing an Anti–Racist Future


Friday, April 23, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm



Please join us as Harvard College continues to further our conversations on anti-racism and provides resources that demonstrate how to put actions behind our words. 

All Harvard College faculty and staff are welcome! 

Join us! Register via Zoom 

Let’s deconstruct racism and write a better future for us all.  As we discuss America’s racial reckoning alongside issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, we shouldn't just think in terms of quotas or grievances. Instead, we should think about stories — the ones we tell ourselves about “us” and the ones we tell ourselves about “them.” Baratunde sees an opportunity to tell a story of “we” instead. This talk is inspired by his TED talk, but goes much further, offering a State of the Union from Baratunde’s perspective and prescriptions for a better future. 

Baratunde Thurston holds space for hard and complex conversations with his blend of humor, wisdom, and compassion. Baratunde is an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for The Daily Show, advised the Obama White House, and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black. He is the executive producer and host of How To Citizen with Baratunde which Apple named one of its favorite podcasts of 2020.  

Accommodation Statement: Persons with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or have questions may contact edeauna@fas.harvard.edu in advance of the event.