Black History Month 2021

woodcut of scenes from African American historyEach February, we celebrate Black History Month, an opportunity to recall and honor the history of Black Americans, as well as their contributions in the United States, both past and present. As is often stated: “Black History is American History.”

The Harvard Chan School will offer a series of events that center the critical work of Black scholars, writers, educators, and practitioners – all of whom are part of a larger endeavor to positively impact society while bringing forth the lens of justice and equity – and raise awareness of critical issues shaping both our society today and our work as a community of public health educators and professionals.

Please see our schedule of events which includes both Harvard Chan School events and University-wide events.

Monday, Feb. 1 @ 1-2 pm

"A Catalyst for Humanity," a conversation with Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," and David Williams, chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Moderated by CNN anchor Don Lemon.

Thursday, Feb. 4 @ 1-2:30 pm

Rick Pinderhughes, PsyD: “Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Cultural Responsiveness." Part of ODI's Race.Dialogue.Action Speaker Series.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 @ 1-2 pm

Sacoby Wilson, University of Maryland School of Public Health: "The Outcry for Social, Racial, and Environmental Justice: Can Science and Community-Engaged Research Answer the Call?" Part of the NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Colloquium Series: Racism, Disparities and Environmental Health.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 @ 1-2 pm

Lunch 'n' Learn Series for Staff of Color. Topic: Microaggressions and Supporting Co-workers. Guest speaker: Yvette Cozier, DSc, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, Boston University

Thursday, Feb. 25 @ 1-2 pm

Inaugural Donald Hopkins Lecture: Donald R. Hopkins, MD, MPH '70, "Eradicating the Guinea Worm: Challenges in the Beginning and at the End”


For a listing of other Black History Month events across Harvard, click on the link below.