Black History Month 2021: Harvard Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging
Celebrate Black History Month at Harvard from February 1 to March 1, 2021.
Black History Month began in 1926 as a smaller week-long celebration, which was organized by what is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The month of February officially became "Black History Month" in 1976 and gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the cultural and historical contributions of Black/African American people in the United States. To learn more about Black History Month please visit: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month
Events this month include:
A Conversation with Poet Tonya M. Foster
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:00pm
Tonya M. Foster’s writing and research focus on ideas of place and emplacement, on intersections between the visual and the written, and on mapping the 20th- and 21st-century African Americas. During her Radcliffe year, Foster is completing a book-length manuscript of poetry, “AHotB,” that takes up Fanny Lou Hamer’s idea that “a black women’s body is never hers alone.”
Tonya M. Foster is a 2020-2021 Lisa Goldberg Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the George and Judy Marcus Endowed Chair in Poetry at San Francisco State University. REGISTER HERE.
Black Votes Matter: A Post-Election Conversation with Latosha Brown
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 4:30pm
Join a post-election conversation with LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and co-founder of the Southern Black Girls Consortium.
Ms. Brown is a 2020-2021 Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership and a 2020-2021 American Democracy Fellow at Harvard's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Throughout the 2020 U.S. election, Ms. Brown led the We Got the Power bus tour across the U.S. South to register people to vote and galvanize Black voter participation. In a recent interview, Ms. Brown said "We wanted people, we wanted Black voters in particular, to feel a sense of their power and their agency, and in spite of all odds, what we could do in pushing this country forward."
This event will be moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. REGISTER HERE.
Black History Month: Fabulous Flavors of Pan-African Cooking
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021, 12:00pm
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