Activism

2021 May 11

Social Movements in the Post-Trump Era

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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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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2021 May 24

Combatting Anti-Asian Racism and Misogyny: What is our Local Community Doing?

9:30am to 10:30am

Location: 

Virtual

This public discussion will highlight key challenges of racism, misogyny and other discrimination faced by our Asian and Asian-American community, the responses of local organizations who have long sought to address such challenges, and what more needs to be done in our own communities. Speakers represent perspectives from the Harvard Kennedy School’s staff, faculty, and student groups, as well as leading local non-profits.

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2021 May 06

HGSE’s Education Now: The Power of Resilience

5:20am

Location: 

Zoom

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the aftereffects of isolation, stress, fear, and sadness are sure to linger. How can we fortify ourselves to grapple with the legacy of this unprecedented year? How can we offer relief to ourselves, our children, our colleagues, and our loved ones? Join us as we dig into the power of resilience — not as a magic cure-all, but instead as a way to build the tools we need to contend with difficulty, fear, or loss, and to take care of ourselves, and others, so that we can weather the storm.

We’ll hear from three experts who will explore the...

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2021 May 05

Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian Harassment

4:30pm

Location: 

Virtual

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, the Anti-Racism Committee (ARC) of the Harvard Club of Southern California is welcoming as a guest speaker Emily May, Executive Director of Hollaback!. Emily will talk to us about proven strategies for bystander intervention when witnessing in person and physical harassment using Hollaback!’s 5D’s methodology (distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct) and then answer our questions.

Cost: No charge but registration is required to receive Zoom details

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2021 May 11

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

8:00pm

 

Professors Jarvis Givens and Cornel West will discuss the life of Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) as a student, teacher, and education leader. But, as Givens shows in his new book, Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching (Harvard University Press, 2021), Woodson was the product of longstanding subversive traditions among black schoolteachers, the educators who taught him and those whom he worked alongside. Givens and West will discuss why black teachers were so central to the long black freedom movement, and what lessons we might glean from...

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2021 May 21

Conference: Decoloniality and the Politics of History

Fri May 21 (All day) to Fri May 28 (All day)

Location: 

Zoom

Decolonization is the historical struggle for national sovereignty against colonialism. By contrast, decoloniality is an epistemological category that takes colonialism as constitutive of modernity. It seeks to dismantle colonialist frameworks of thinking and sensing, delinking from colonialism's habits, forms of life, and subjectivities. As an analytic, decoloniality concerns the reconstruction and restitution of histories excluded from the universalist frameworks of modernity. As a programmatic, it establishes a pluriversal epistemology.

This series of panels places the...

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2021 Apr 29

Carnival in the Caribbean: Pleasure, Healing and Liberation

3:00pm

Location: 

Virtual
The West Indies, and the Caribbean as a whole, are well-known for Carnival, a beautiful and cultural celebration. However, beyond the surface, there is so much there: cultural pride and affirmation, healing, community-building, solidarity, and so on. In particular, we are looking at how Carnival can be an affirming community and space for LGBTQ+ peoples as its celebrations, embracing of diversity, and so many other factors make it a welcoming and open chance for people to be authentically themselves. Carnival allows people to express their gender identity through close and dance. Overall, it... Read more about Carnival in the Caribbean: Pleasure, Healing and Liberation

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