Blog

Return to Work Tips

 

Dear HarvardWIT+ community,
 
As the start of the school year approaches, many of you have returned or are planning a return to campus. This return is most likely exciting, but, if you’re like us, also filled with some anxiety. We’ve compiled a list of resources and tips we hope will help the transition back to campus be as smooth and anxiety free as possible!  


Socializing

After being out of the office for this length of time, you may be nervous about socializing again. Be patient, kind, and understanding with yourself and...

Read more about Return to Work Tips

Honoring Juneteenth 2021

Dear HarvardWIT+ community,

As Harvard University closes in observance on Friday, June 18th, to commemorate Juneteenth, we want to share resources and collectively recognize the history of this day along with the continued struggle for Black liberation in this country.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery across the nation, and this year marks the 156th anniversary. Our colleagues from the ...

Read more about Honoring Juneteenth 2021

Supporting the AAPI Community

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in anti-Asian violence across the country and the world. Below are some resources and ways you can be an ally to the AAPI community.

  • Learn about AAPI history: One of the most important factors of being an ally is knowing your history. We encourage you to research AAPI history and understand how AAPI communities have been mistreated throughout history.
     
  • Visit the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American...
Read more about Supporting the AAPI Community

Black Lives Matter 2021

Dear HarvardWIT+ community,

As we watched and waited for the verdict to come in for a murder that was replayed over and over again on news outlets, Ohio police fatally shot a Black teenage girl who called 911 for help. The conviction of an obvious murderer is considered historic, but make no mistake, it is only because Darnella Frazier, a Black teenage girl, had the presence of mind to record George Floyd’s murder that there was a conviction.

George Floyd, Ma’Khia Bryant, Daunte Wright, and others who have died at the hands of police in the past few weeks alone, should...

Read more about Black Lives Matter 2021

We're Hiring!

Harvard WIT+ seeks an intern who will work directly with the Harvard WIT+ co-chairs to provide a wide range of administrative assistance for our monthly events, website and monthly digest, and our mentoring program. The intern will work both independently and in collaboration with Harvard WIT+ staff volunteers from across the university. Interested candidates should...

Read more about We're Hiring!

WIT+ December Event Resources with Lauren Chambers, ACLU MA

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our December event with Lauren Chambers. The Technology for Liberty Project at the ACLU of Massachusetts employs legal and legislative advocacy to promote synergy between new technology and civil rights. Broadly, this mission includes (1) advocating against “bad” tech in government, (2) advising on technology policy, and (3) using tech and data responsibly for social & political advocacy. As the Staff Technologist at ACLU-MA, Lauren outlined some of our recent and ongoing efforts to advocate for responsible technology in...

Read more about WIT+ December Event Resources with Lauren Chambers, ACLU MA