Reflecting on Harvard's History and Legacy

Harvard Legacy and History Banner - Historic image of Harvard YardThe Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in partnership with Harvard Schools and units, and the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery is prioritizing the wellbeing of all of our students, staff, faculty, researchers, and all members of our community as we reflect on Harvard's history.

There will be ongoing opportunities for facilitated discussion and active engagement in various groups, both small and large, with the goal of creating spaces where our community members feel supported and can engage openly and authentically.

Join the virtual, public conference "Tellling the Truth about All This: Reckoning with Slavery and Its Legacies at Harvard and Beyond" on Friday, April 29.

See the event listing below or check the OEDIB calendar for upcoming University-wide events and support around Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery findings. 

Selected events for School communities are listed below, please check local School calendars for details.

OEDIB Events

  • Tuesday, April 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET
    Student Conversation, Lamont Library, 335

  • Thursday, April 28 at noon ET
    All-Community Conversation
     

Business School

  • Tuesday, April 26, 3pm-4pm
    HBS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Hybrid Office Hours
    In Person - Cash House B10 | Zoom Link Here
    Drop-in session for HBS Community; Informal discussion and space for processing

  • Wednesday, April 27, 1-2pm
    HBS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Hybrid Office Hours
    In Person - Cash House B10 | Zoom Link Here
    Drop-in session for HBS Community; Informal discussion and space for processing

  • Thursday, April 28, 9:30-10:30am
    HBS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Hybrid Office Hours
    In Person - Cash House B10 | Zoom Link Here
    Drop-in session for HBS Community; Informal discussion and space for processing

  • Thursday, April 28, 4-4:30pm
    HBS Community Gathering
    In Person – Baker Library | Bloomberg Steps
    A time to come together for the HBS Community with remarks from Dean Srikant Datar and others

 

Harvard College

  • Friday, April 29: For members of the College
    The College’s Dean of Students Office (DSO) invites members of the College to register for online participation in the Radcliffe Institute’s Telling the Truth About all This conference, and to watch/participate in community with colleagues. We are excited to welcome colleagues to this space and will provide a light beakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon. Email lesley_kennedy@fas.harvard.edu by Thursday, April 28 at noon to confirm (1) that you have registered and plan to attend, and (2) if you have any allergies we may try to manage.
     

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

  • Friday, April 29, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. in Cambridge - Graduate Student Lounge, GSAS Student Center, Lehman Hall, 1 Harvard Yard
    Space to watch the livestream of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute conference

  • Friday, April 29, 9 a.m.–6p.m., in collaboration with Harvard Medical School
    Livestream Telling the Truth About All This Conference
    Countway Library, 506, Minot Room

  • Monday, May 2, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Longwood Medical Area, TMEC 328, Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
    Conversation with students (coffee and cookies will be provided)

  • Wednesday, May 4, 4:30–5:30 p.m. in Cambridge - Fireside Room, GSAS Student Center, Lehman Hall, 1 Harvard Yard
    Conversation with students (coffee and cookies will be provided)
     

Graduate School of Design

  • May 16, 4 p.m., Gund Hall 111: Open to the GSD community, no registration required
    “Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery” in-person film screening and discussion
     

Graduate School of Education: See a full listing of events online

  • Wednesday, April 27, Noon - 1 p.m.: Open HGSE students, faculty, staff, and alumni
    HGSE-hosted Community Virtual “Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery” (24 min) Film Screening and Discussion - Zoom link

  • Thursday, April 28, 4 - 5 p.m.: Open to all HGSE students, faculty, staff, and alumni
    HGSE Community Gathering on the Legacy of Slavery Report, Affinity Group Breakouts, Zoom link

  • Monday, May 2, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
    Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Case Study Workshop
    Registration is required. In person and online options are available.
     

Kennedy School of Government 

  • Thursday, April 28, 2022, 3 p.m., Malkin Penthouse

    Gathering and reflection on Legacy of Slavery report

    Reflecting on Harvard’s History and Legacy

  • Wednesday, May 4, 5 p.m., B-200 Starr Auditorium: For HKS students, faculty, staff, and alumni
    Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery film screening and discussion

  • Tuesday, May 3, 12:30pm, Allison Dining Room (Taubman, 5th floor)For Black and Indigenous HKS students, faculty, staff, and alumni
    Affinity space for Black and Indigenous members. Registeration. Refreshments provided
     

Law School

  • Tuesday, April 26, 1:00-3:30 p.m., Student Organization Workroom (Room 2062)
    Drop-in session for students – join Deans Stephen Ball and Monica Monroe for informal discussion and refreshments

  • Wednesday, April 27, 6 p.m.: For HLS students, faculty, staff, and alumni
    HLS Community Discussion on The Legacy of Slavery and the Pursuit of Racial Justice with Professors Guy-Uriel Charles, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Martha Minow via Zoom.

  • Thursday, April 28,
    Professor Annette Gordon-Reed will host a Topics@2 for our staff on the Report on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery (room to be announced)
     

Medical School and School of Dental Medicine

  • Wednesday, April 27, 6:30-8 p.m.: Dialogue for students at HMS, HSDM, and the Chan School
    Community screening of the Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery film at 6:30 p.m., followed by a dialogue from 7–8 p.m. moderated by David S. Jones, the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University. Registration required.
    Sponsored by the three Longwood Schools, and specifically DICP, the Program in Medical Education, and the Office of Graduate Education at HMS. 

  • Friday, April 29, 9 a.m.–6p.m., in collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Livestream Telling the Truth About All This Conference
    Countway Library, 506, Minot Room

  • Monday, May 9, 1–2:30 p.m.: For Harvard Longwood Campus affiliates, staff, students, and researchers
    Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery: A film screening and community dialogue with Allan Brandt, PhD, the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science, who holds a joint appointment between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School.  Registration required.

     

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Friday, April 29, 2–3 p.m.
    All-hands meeting for faculty and staff dialogue.
     

Radcliffe Institute