Harvard Divinity School

2021 Apr 23

Restorative Justice: Exploring a Way Forward

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

This session will feature community and conversation with Fania E. Davis, author of our common read text, Race & Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing & US Social Transformation. Davis will reflect on restorative justice as a way forward for healing historical harm, personal harm, and racialized violence. She will be engaged in conversation with members of our community as we explore what restorative justice means for HDS and whether it is a way forward to help us realize our vision of an anti-racist and anti-oppressive HDS.

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2021 Apr 22

Ann Gleig: "Undoing Whiteness in American Buddhist Modernism"

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Virtual

The fourth event in the Harvard Buddhist Community Buddhism and Race Speaker Series features Dr. Ann Gleig, associate professor of religion and cultural studies at the University of Central Florida and author of American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity (Yale University Press, 2019). This talk traces the ways in which whiteness has functioned and limited Buddhist modernist convert lineages in North America. It outlines key attempts by Buddhists of Color to expose and overcome such whiteness such as the pioneering work of Zenju Earthlyn Manuel from the Soto Zen lineage and Larry Yang...

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2021 Mar 24

Through Your Lens: Restorative Justice & Transforming Mass Incarceration

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

We will explore the roles we play as students, faculty, scholars of religion, staff, and members of the wider community in transforming mass incarceration and how restorative justice helps us to bring our full selves and our intersectional identities to this work. We will discuss the historical roots and contemporary implications of mass incarceration and our collective responsibility to address this crisis.

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2021 Feb 18

Rhonda Magee: "Dismantling White Supremacy, Healing Humanity: The Dharma of Racial Justice"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Virtual

Please join us for the second monthly event in the Harvard Buddhist Community's 2021 Buddhism and Race Speaker Series. February's event features Rhonda Magee. Rhonda’s talk, entitled “Dismantling White Supremacy, Healing Humanity: The Dharma of Racial Justice,” invites and offers a reconsideration of the...

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HDS is committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) as an expression of our shared community values, and attends to the needs of our vibrant, pluralistic community of faculty, students, staff, and alumni. We carry out these values through our authentic embrace of diverse religious and non-religious traditions, and other dimensions of diversity.

Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging, Melissa Bartholomew, is a leader in this community-wide effort. Dean Bartholomew collaborates...

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