Activism

2021 May 05

Medical Racism from 1619 to the Present: History Matters

4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on communities of color in the United States. In addition, the uneven and unequal distribution of vaccines is raising the issue of mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in these same communities. Lack of trust in the US healthcare system among communities of color is inextricably linked to the history of systemic racism in this country. With fewer than half of Black American adults indicating that they will definitely or probably get vaccinated against COVID-19, understanding the roots of this hesitancy—which dates back centuries—is...

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2021 Apr 12

Equity & Social Justice Series: Racism and Violence Impacting the Asian-American Community

12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Asian Americans in our country continue to be victims of racism with increasing acts of violence occurring since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this discussion we will highlight the impact of the pandemic on Asian-American communities, the micro-aggressions and acts of violence committed on individuals including our students, trainees and colleagues, and discuss strategies to stand together with our colleagues and vulnerable communities against hatred, racism, and violence. 

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2021 Apr 16

ARTIST TALK

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

Join the Harvard Dance Center in a community gathering for the last in a series of artist-led dialogues that explore how artistry, identity, and advocacy take shape in turbulent times. Dialogue facilitated by ...

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2021 Apr 12

EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE WEBINAR: Racism and Violence Impacting the Asian-American Community

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Virtual

Asian Americans in our country continue to be victims of racism with increasing acts of violence ocurring since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this discussion we will highlight the impact of the pandemic on Asian-American communities, the micro-aggressions and acts of violence committed on individuals including our students, trainees and colleagues, and discuss strategies to stand together with our colleagues and vulnerable communities against hatred, racism, and violence.

PANELISTS:

Adrian Jacques Ambrose, MD, MPH Medical Director of Youth...

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2021 Apr 28

Harvard Wears Denim

(All day)

Location: 

Social Media

This year, Denim Day will be honored on Wednesday April 28th 2021. Denim Day was established in 1999 by the Peace Over Violence organization, as a response to an Italian court case. In 1992, a judge ruled to overturn a sexual assault conviction after stating that the survivor’s jeans were so tight that she must have helped remove them, thus implying consent. The following day, women in the...

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