Race-Based Affinity Group Dialogues

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers ongoing opportunities for the Harvard Chan community – students, faculty, and staff – to participate in a series of race-based affinity group sessions.

Below is the 2020-2021 schedule of affinity group reflection sessions for Harvard Chan faculty and staff. (Similar student-only sessions, as well as opportunities for the entire Harvard Chan community to engage in dialogue, will be announced at a later date.)

Each session will be held from 4:00 to 5:15 pm ET and will be led by an ODI staff member and/or designated facilitator. Advance registration required.

Sessions for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color), Multiracial, or Biracial faculty and staff
Sessions for White-identified
faculty and staff
Tuesday, October 20
Focus: Knowledge of strategies of self-care and community care and networking while navigating racial terrain
Wednesday, October 21
Focus: Self-awareness on one’s own positionality and power
Tuesday, December 8
Focus: Knowledge of how to engage difficult moments around race  |  Register
Wednesday, December 9
Focus: Personal awareness of areas needed for communication with peers of color  |  Register
Tuesday, February 9
Focus: Discussion of how internalized anti-Blackness manifests in communities of color |  Register
Thursday, February 11
Focus: Knowledge of how to move through discomfort to discuss race  |  Register
Monday, March 29
Focus: Techniques and frameworks for leading race dialogue within and across indigenous and communities of color  |  Register
Thursday, April 1
Focus: Knowledge of skills for leading and having race dialogue across racial difference  |  Register

If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at odi@hsph.harvard.edu.