As Harvard University closes today to commemorate Juneteenth, we want to share resources and collectively recognize the history of this day. As a community, we celebrate and acknowledge the historical fight towards slavery abolition led by Black activists and we continue the fight towards Black liberation in this country.
HarvardWIT + Allies stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter activists and leaders. We condemn these acts of violence that have taken the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others who have died at the hands of police brutality and state violence.
We recognize that anti-Black violence and the existing trauma that surrounds these events is a daily reality for Black folks in our community. White people and non-Black people of color have to do the work to address our anti-Blackness at all times. As a community, we pledge to unequivocally and...
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How we can all best support and advocate for marginalized communities during this pandemic
By Anisha Asundi, Research Fellow: Gender Specialist, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School and co-chair, HarvardWIT+
It's clear that COVID-19 disproportionately affects the most vulnerable and marginalized: including elderly individuals, immunocompromised individuals, communities of color, immigrant and undocumented communities, incarcerated communities, and low...