Race-Based Affinity Group Dialogues

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion is offering opportunities for all members of the Harvard Chan community – students, faculty, and staff – to participate in an affinity group dialogue series. Race-based affinity groups, or race caucuses, provide an opportunity for people to explore, unpack, and engage in conversation on the various interpersonal dynamics, beliefs, and thoughts that shape our racialized experiences as members of a community. Because of who we are, our racial identities and lived experiences will inform the conversations and work that we do in affinity groups. These can be spaces for processing, healing, or deep interrogation of our own beliefs.

Because of the anti-Black racism being experienced and expressed by many, we want to create space to explore this aspect of racism specifically. When participating in race-based affinity groups, there is work that we must do both within and across groups. The creation of these affinity groups is to provide space for dialogue among a group of individuals of shared identity and critical identity intersections.

Each session will last 75 minutes and will be facilitated by an ODI staff member and/or other facilitators. The multiple sessions will also allow for smaller groups for conversation. We ask that you register below for one session with the affinity group that aligns best with how you self-identify from a racial identity standpoint.


Faculty and Staff

Black Students:

  • Thursday, June 18 at 12:00 pm ET
  • Friday, June 26 at 4:00 pm ET
Black Faculty/Staff:

  • Thursday, June 18 at 3:30 pm ET
  • Tuesday, June 30 at 1:00 pm ET
Students of Color (i.e., do not self-identify as Black):

  • Thursday, June 18 at 1:30 pm ET
  • Tuesday, June 30 at 3:30 pm ET
Faculty/Staff of Color (i.e., do not self-identify as Black):

  • Tuesday, June 23 at 4:15 pm ET
  • Tuesday, July 7 at 4:00 pm ET
Multiracial/Biracial Students:

  • Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 pm
Multiracial/Biracial Faculty/Staff:

  • Friday, July 10 at 11:00 am ET
Indigenous Students:

  • Tuesday, July 28 at 12:30 pm
Indigenous Faculty/Staff:

  • Thursday, July 9 at 4:30 pm ET
White Students:

  • Wednesday, June 24 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Wednesday, July 1 at 3:30 pm ET
White Faculty/Staff:

  • Thursday, June 25 at 3:30 pm ET
  • Thursday, July 9 at 4:00 pm ET

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