Activism

2021 Jun 16

Virtual Summit: Continuing Threats to Free and Fair Elections

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Online

Elections are more than ballots, polling places, and voting machines. The human component of administering elections was exposed to unthinkable stress and attack during the 2020 cycle. It nearly reached the breaking point.

Whether it was persistent and recurring misinformation and disinformation, threats to the personal safety of full-time and volunteer elections office staff, or challenges to the independence of the voting process by political actors, our country is hurtling towards a cliff of retirements of the people who understand voting more than any others. Without...

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2021 Jun 05

Reimagining Inclusivity

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Online

Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) are honored to welcome three talented leaders for this event.

  • Melanie Collins, Chief People Officer, Dropbox

  • Kara Helander, Managing Director, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Carlyle Group

  • Dr. Deborah Stroman, PhD, Entrepreneur and Leading for Racial Equity Educator at UNC Chapel Hill

The event will feature a 45-...

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2021 Jun 13

Boston Pride Illumination

(All day)

Location: 

Boston

Boston bridge illuminated in rainbow colors at nightfall

Illuminate for Pride is a community effort with the City of Boston and the community to show your support during the month of June. Illuminate your rainbow lights or fly your Pride flags, on your building, in your window, at your house, in your car, any way you can is a way to bring...

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2021 Jun 03

Low Hanging Fruit and Progressive Narratives: Challenging the Common Pathways to Change

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrd--pqTwuG9dWRGOgYOcw4-BBJYP1dKce

Please join the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Partnershipfor the final Better Together Dialogue event of the 2020-2021 academic year, "Low Hanging Fruit and Progressive Narratives: Challenging the Common Pathways to Change" featuring Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH. Dr. Boyd is a pediatrician, public...

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2021 May 18

Police Violence, Memory, and Mobilization in Brazil

4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

DÉBORA MARIA DA SILVA, Mães de Maio and Researcher, Federal University of São Paulo; MARIA SÔNIA LINS, Mães de Maio; ILZA MARIA DE JESUS SOARES, Mães de Maio 
Moderated by YANILDA GONZÁLEZ, Assistant Professor, Harvard Kennedy School, and FERNANDA PAPA, MC/MPA 2021, Ash Center Mason Fellow 
 
Join us for the third event in the “What Justice Looks Like” discussion series. The discussion will feature members of Mães de Maio (Mothers of May), a collective of mothers whose children were killed by police in...

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2021 May 20

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities

(All day)

Location: 

Virtual

Available on demand until Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 11:59 PM ET  
How can traditional knowledge inform responses to current environmental challenges? Join us in conversation with young Indigenous activists from across the Pacific who are using traditional ecological practices to combat threats to the ocean resources their communities have protected and thrived on for thousands of years.

2021 May 11

Social Movements in the Post-Trump Era

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

The United States experienced an unprecedented surge in progressive social movement activity during the Trump presidency, with both new and existing groups organizing in opposition to the former administration’s agenda. What will these movements do now that there is a new administration? How can they take advantage of new federal leadership to advance their agenda as well as continue to grow and engage their members at the grassroots level? In this discussion, Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow Johnnie Lotesta will talk with leaders from the environmental justice, gun...

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2021 May 13

A Conversation with Coach Tommy Amaker: Teach. Lead. Serve.

10:25pm

Location: 

Virtual

Amaker’s approach to integrating social justice and leadership development into organizational programs landed him a position on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), where he co-chairs the Committee on Racial Reconciliation. His work also caught the attention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which honored him as a 2020 Champion for Diversity and Inclusion. Amaker is a trusted advisor and Special Assistant to the Harvard President, an Executive Fellow with the Harvard Business School, and a Hauser Leader at the Hauser Center for Public...

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2021 May 11

Social Movements in the Post-Trump Era: Organizing for Policy Change

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

In this discussion, Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow Johnnie Lotesta will talk with leaders from the environmental justice, gun violence prevention, labor, and immigration movements about how they can advance their agenda and continue to grow their membership under a Biden administration.

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