2020 Events

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color: December 10, 2020

On December 10, Human Rights Day, the Women, Gender, and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration hosted a talk by Andrea J. Ritchie that centers the experiences of Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color, in the context of the twin epidemics of police brutality and mass incarceration, to demand a radical rethinking of our visions of safety. 20 people attended via Zoom.

Watch the event recording here.

Post-Election Breakfast: November 4, 2020

This event was a debrief session with students, faculty, and staff on the U.S. November 2020 election cycle. 6 people attended via Zoom.

The Women, Gender, and Health Interdisciplinary and the Project on Race and Gender in Science (at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research) screened the Digital Theatre Performance. this screening shines the light on Black, Asian, Native American and Queer women who were at the forefront of the suffrage movement. Afterward, a discussion was led by Nancy Krieger and Evelynn Hammonds. 21 people attended via Zoom.

To watch the screening click here.


International Women’s Day Luncheon: March 9, 2020

The Women, Gender, and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration hosted its annual International Women’s Day Lunch! Students, faculty, and staff joined us in Kresge 110 for an informal lunch and a bit of history. Thoughts on the meaning of the day were shared by representatives from HUCTW: Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers, Unite Here Local 26, and HGSU-UAW: Harvard Grad Students Union-UAW Local 5118. The lunch concluded with a decadent chocolate cake and a group sing-a-long to “Bread and Roses”! 40 people attended.


Past and Present White Nationalism, Eugenics, and Threats to Reproductive Rights: March 2, 2020

This panel, with Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Dr. Alexandra Minna Stern, and Dr. Nancy Krieger offered insight on how to stand up for social justice and public health in relation to the lethal ideas and practices of white nationalism, eugenics, threats to reproductive rights, and more. Given the internet-linked amplification of white nationalism as an ideology and its deadly expressions globally (e.g. mass shootings, controlling reproductive rights, etc.), making these connections is needed now more than ever. About 30 people attended this event.

Check out the recording here: to be posted


Impact of the 2020 Census on Immigrant Health Across Gender: February 6, 2020

The 2020 Census is an opportunity to ensure that our communities are accurately represented and have access to vital resources for the next decade. Eva Millona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) and Chair of the Massachusetts Complete Count Committee, spoke on the importance of the 2020 Census and its meaning for the health of immigrants across the gender spectrum here in Massachusetts. 22 people attended.

Check out the recording here.


Last Updated: May 21, 2021