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Reimagine Our Community: Harvard Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum

April 12th, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 14th, 2022 @ 1:30 pm

Reimagine Our Community: Harvard Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum, April 12-14. Image is a grid of photos of people of diverse backgrounds from Harvard's history and present.

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Join us for the first Harvard-wide Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) Forum which will bring the University community together from April 12–14 to learn and engage with critical EDIB topics.

This year’s theme, Reimagine Our Community, is driven by the need to collaboratively explore how we might work together to build a campus environment where everyone can thrive.

All Harvard affiliates are invited to attend and participate.

Featured speakers include:

Lauren Ridloff

Lauren Ridloff is a renowned actress and advocate, who may be best known for her role as Makkari, the world’s first deaf superhero, in Marvel’s, The Eternals. She is a series regular on TV’s The Walking Dead, and was nominated for a Tony Award last spring for Lead Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Children of a Lesser God.

A former Miss Deaf America, Lauren is of African-American and Mexican descent, her advocacy work highlights her intersectional identities and aims to raise awareness about and representation of deaf people in the arts and beyond.

William LeeWilliam “Bill” Lee is one of the country’s foremost intellectual property and commercial litigation attorneys. He has targued more than 100 cases to the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit and other appellate courts. He recently served as co-lead trial counsel for Apple in the cases between Apple and Samsung. Bill achieved a victory as lead trial counsel for Harvard in the case challenging its admissions policies as discriminatory, and also served as a special assistant to the Massachusetts Attorney General for the purpose of investigating alleged incidents of racial bias in the Commonwealth’s courts.

He has served on the Harvard Law School faculty for 15 years. He has also served on Harvard’s Board of Overseers and was appointed a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation in 2010, serving as the Senior Fellow since June 2014.

EDIB Featured Speaker LaTosha BrownLaTosha Brown is an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist, and jazz singer with over twenty years of experience working in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to political empowerment, social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation, and civil rights.

She is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a power-building southern-based civic engagement organization that played an instrumental role in the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate race. Ms. Brown is the founding project director of Grantmakers for Southern Progress and is principal owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting, Inc., a philanthropy advisory consulting firm in Atlanta, GA.


Start: April 12th, 2022 @ 9:00 am
End: April 14th, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
Calendars: School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Conferences and Symposia, Lectures / Seminars / Forums, Social and Community-building Events, Trainings and Workshops