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Race.Dialogue.Action Series: Kemarah Sika

December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

How can we as individuals and as a Harvard Chan School community better address issues of interpersonal and systemic racism? Join your fellow students and colleagues for a yearlong series of capacity-building workshops focused on developing skills for race-based dialogue and learning best practices for fostering anti-racist environments.

photo - Kemarah Sika“Empowering Change: Strategies for Intervening in Racist Behaviors”  |  event flyer

Kemarah Sika, Chief Program Officer, YW Boston

Advance registration required. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.

About our guest

As Chief Program Officer for YW Boston, Kemarah Sika leads the team that oversees YW Boston Programs and Advocacy work. Kemarah has more than 15 years of experience developing curricula and programs for non-profits and schools. With a Master’s of Library and Information Science, she shares a passion for lifelong learning, teaching, and advocacy. Social justice work and women’s empowerment initiatives have formed the foundation of her community development projects.

As a Boston native and lifelong resident, she has devoted herself to creating programs and learning experiences that invite individuals to build skills, increase knowledge, change behaviors, and create communication frameworks for problem-solving. Kemarah has leveraged her vast experience working in a variety of educational settings to build a toolkit for designing flexible learning environments where people are encouraged to identify their strengths, organize their knowledge, and tackle their challenges.

Before joining YW Boston, Kemarah was the Director of Academic Programs at St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, working with youth and families providing a safe space to improve academic achievement through a focus on social-emotional learning and academic rigor. Previously, Kemarah worked in private and public schools working with teachers to create equitable classrooms using technology along with developing both academic and social-emotional curricula for students.

Race-Based Affinity Group Reflective Sessions

Each of the events in our Race.Dialogue.Action series will be followed by race-based affinity group reflective sessions. Click here to view the full schedule.

Looking ahead

Join us for the other workshops in the Race.Dialogue.Action series:


December 2
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm




Harvard Chan Office of Diversity and Inclusion