Ally Actions

Autism Acceptance Month Resources

Last Saturday, April 2nd was World Autism Day, making April is Autism Acceptance Month. This time each year, we promote autism awareness to assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects approximately 1 in 44 children in the USA according to the CDC in 2021. Despite its prevalence, still so much is unknown about Autism, which is why raising awareness and funds for research is crucial.  

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Ally Actions: Native American Heritage Month 2021

By Eliza Rogers, Training Coordinator @ IT Academy, and HarvardWIT+ Communications & Content, Events, and Mentoring subcommittees and Dr. Alexander Nazarenko, Senior Software Engineer, Identity & Access Management, Harvard University Information Technology and member of Harvard WIT+ Communications & Content subgroup

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated every year on November 1, to honor the remarkable Native Americans who have made the key contribution to improve the character of the nation. This month is also...

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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...
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Ally Actions during a time of crisis

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...

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