As many of you may know, we are again facing an increase in the number of incidents of targeted Anti-Asian racism happening across the globe. As such, I want to highlight resources for members of our community who are Asian, Asian American, and allies, and encourage anyone in need to take note of the following campus resources:
- Affinity Groups | Self-care and wellness space
- Anti-Asian Racism Resource | Counseling and Mental Health Services
- Anonymous Reporting Hotline
- Hate Crimes | Harvard University Police Department
There is much work ahead of us, and it is for this reason that we are thrilled to invite you to submit proposals to join our campus community of innovators through the Harvard Cultural Lab Innovation Fund. This fund supports the development of creative strategies to make Harvard a place where everyone can thrive.
It is also Women’s History Month (WHM), so please join us at any of the WHM events happening across Harvard this month.
This month, ODIB will also continue the Community Dialogue Series with an exciting series of collaborations. This semester's theme will be Making Democracy Work and we will explore the complexity of our democracy and issues of social justice. Featured events include a case method discussion by Professor David Moss on Martin Luther King and The Struggle for Voting Rights and a conversation with Heather McGhee (co-hosted with the HKS Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation) about her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone & How We Can Prosper Together.
As a final reminder, our office has helped create spaces where we can be together in community even as we navigate through these very challenging times apart. I would like to invite everyone to attend the Community Spaces for self-care and wellness organized in collaboration with the Harvard University Health Services.
Sherri Ann Charleston
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer