2021 Events

International Women’s Day In a Time of COVID-19: The Ongoing Fight for Health Justice- Monday, March 8, 2021

The Women, Gender, and Health Interdisciplinary Concentration hosted its annual International Women’s Day Celebration! Students, faculty, staff, and alumni joined us via Zoom for an informal get-together and a bit of radical history. Reflections on COVID-19, gender, structural racism, and health justice were shared by our guest speakers: Zinzi Bailey, Sarah Richardson, and Cristina Alonso. Several student organizations and school departments co-sponsored the event, and their representatives shared what IWD means to them: Brazilian Student Association; Center for Population and Development Studies; Committee on the Advancement of Women Faculty; Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Environmental Justice Student Organization; FAS Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights; Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW); Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers-(HUCTW); Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Parents@Harvard Chan Student Group; UNITE HERE! Local 26; Women and Health Initiative; and Women in Leadership. The event concluded with a virtual group sing-a-long to “Bread and Roses”!

43 people attended. This event was not recorded.

Black Femmes in the Fight for Food Justice- Monday, February 22, 2021

This panel on Black food and land sovereignty, community wellbeing, and collective liberation included Ali Anderson, MPH and Lyric Zhané from Feed Black Futures and Ashley Gripper, MPH from Land Based Jawns. The conversation explored the role that mutual aid has played in supporting communities at the intersections of state-sanctioned violence, food apartheid, and food insecurity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feed Black Futures is a mutual aid organization serving Black mamas and caregivers impacted by parole, probation, and/or caring for incarcerated loved ones in Los Angeles. Land Based Jawns is a spiritually rooted, skill-building project helping Black Philly jawns to reconnect and deepen relationships with the earth. 43 people attended this event.

Check out the recording here.