HR77 ZG: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Meeting the Moment of History, America, and Harvard
Organized by classmates Michael Payne, Nathaniel Foote, Peter Galison, Debi Korzenik, Jim Kubacki, Julia Moore and David Wood.
We live in an era of societal disruptions. The effects of climate change, polarization of political perspectives, the erosion of democracy, disregard of the rule of law, and increased attacks upon "the other" have shaken the modern world. In the United States, "the other" has usually been people of color, especially African Americans. In this Zoom Gathering, we will show two historical videos, one of which was made by our classmate Peter Galison about a debate on slavery at Harvard, the other a classic reading from Frederick Douglass. We will then host a discussion on how our shared history has led us to this moment in time, and how we can together hopefully improve the time to come.