Past Events

  • 2020 Nov 12

    Aimi Hamraie, “Critical Access Studies”

    7:30pm to 9:00pm


    Zoom meeting

    Thirty years after the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, much of the built environment remains inaccessible to disabled people. Accordingly, the vast majority of research and writing on accessibility seeks to convince the unconvinced of the value of inclusion. This field, which I term “Access Studies,” would benefit from greater engagement with the concepts, practices, and political commitments of critical disability studies. In this talk, I will discuss the emerging field of “Critical Access Studies,” which engages with the methodologies, epistemologies, and political...

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  • 2020 Nov 12

    Does Food Have a Gender?

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


    Free Online Event via Zoom

    Food is an indispensable part of culture and a symbol of profound social and political realities. Using Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own as a jumping point, Barbara Haber and Lydia Shire will discuss the connections among culinary history, women’s history, and social history, highlighting how food and cooking have been—and continue to be used—to mark gender roles. 

    Barbara Haber is the former curator of books at the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, where she...

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  • 2020 Nov 12

    Mental Health: The Myths and the Realities

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    This training will include general information about mental illness, prevalence of common disorders, and myths that contribute to stigma. The presenter will discuss what defines a mental illness, how it develops, and provide jargon-free signs that someone might be experiencing mental health problems. Lastly, the presenter will address stigma, how individuals can play their part in combatting it, and how it may be internalized. 

    Instructor: Marc Schwendemann, M.A.

    Audience: Harvard staff, faculty and post docs.
    Pre-Requisites: None
    Cost: None
    Late Drop/Cancel...

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  • 2020 Nov 10

    A Conversation with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


    Online, Harvard Kennedy School

    On Tuesday, November 10that 6:00PM ET, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and IOP Fellow Brittany Packnett Cunningham will join in conversation to reflect on the historic turnout rates for the 2020 election, civic engagement, and the democratic progressive agenda. The discussion will cover issues around economic inequality, transforming the criminal justice system, confronting the climate crisis, and addressing entrenched healthcare disparities further revealed by the global pandemic.

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  • 2020 Nov 10

    She+ Geeks Out: November Virtual Happy Hour Sponsored by DraftKings

    5:15pm to 7:15pm



    This event is a womxn-focused event that intends an inclusive definition of womxn. We are welcoming and respectful of womxn, including trans womxn and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a womxn in a way that is significant to them. We also welcome allies who are committed to creating environments that are supportive of people who are typically underrepresented in the workplace and beyond.

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  • 2020 Nov 10

    The 2020 Election: LGBTQ Electeds, the LGBTQ Vote, and the Future of LGBTQ Rights 

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    online, UCLA School of Law

    Join UCLA School Of Law for a conversation on the results of the 2020 election and the political influence of LGBTQ people. This year, a historic number of LGBTQ people ran for public office. Our panel of elected officials, advocates, and academic researchers explore the implications of the results and what they might mean for the future of LGBTQ rights.

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  • 2020 Nov 05


    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    online, Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce

    In this relatively new world, the need for greater self-management is more important than ever. People are facing challenges for different reasons; one of which is the emotional strain, including the correlation to grief. During this one-hour virtual webinar with The Sky's The Limit Consulting, we intend to review some basic tips and best practices for working from home, especially when in greater isolation from community. We will explore 12 categories of time mastery followed by a conversation and Q&A that would help participants share their own techniques or ask burning questions...