Health & Wellness

2021 Nov 29

The Climate of Community

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Divinity School—Online

This conversation is part of the series "Weather Reports: The Climate of Now." The featured speaker for this community tea ceremony is Brian Kirbis of Theasophie.

Tea Master Brian Kirbis, who will open each of our sessions with a tea pouring to set a tone of well-being and attention, will take us through a formal tea ceremony. As a global community online, we will be able to sit and sip in collective silence to contemplate all we have heard and taken into our minds during these sessions....

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2021 Nov 18

Beyond COP26: Next Steps in the Fight Against Climate Change

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Chan School of Public Health—Online

Scientists, health leaders, and politicians alike have described COP26 as our last, best chance to slow global warming and stave off some of the worst health effects of climate change. But the political environment remains fraught. And it’s unclear how rhetoric will translate into action.

Our expert panel brings together leading voices in the fight against climate change, fresh from the halls of the COP26 Summit. They’ll talk through key outcomes and next steps. Bring questions!

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2021 Nov 10

Where Does Our Leftover Food Go? A Conversation About Food Recovery at Harvard

4:30pm

Location: 

Food Literacy Project—Online

Every day, Harvard Dining Services operates more than a dozen dining halls at Harvard College, and every day, a certain amount of hot food goes untouched. What happens to this leftover food? Join us for a discussion with Sasha Purpura, Executive Director at local non-profit, Food for Free, and Crista Martin, Director for Strategic Initiatives and Communications at HUDS. Learn more about what happens to leftover food in dining halls, how food insecurity affects the local community, and how Harvard students can reduce food waste and combat food insecurity.

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2021 Nov 08

The Climate of Resistance

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Divinity School—Online

This conversation is part of the series "Weather Reports: The Climate of Now." The featured speakers are Chloe Aridjis, award-winning novelist, Sea Monsters (2020) and organizer for Writers Rebel, and Wanjira Mathai, Regional Director for Africa at the World Resources Institute.

Activists Aridjis and Mathai are powerful, fierce, compassionate leaders in the global environmental movement. A writer and an organizer, they are also the daughters of iconic conservation heroes: Homero Aridjis,...

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2021 Nov 13

Harvard Dance Center Showing: Initiation – In Love Solidarity

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Dance Center—Online or in-person

Initiation – In Love Solidarity is a choreographic narrative exploring the embodiment of the Middle Passage, and the resilience and evolving identities of women in the African diaspora. A film component of the work was created at historic sites in New England related to the transatlantic slave trade and emancipation. The imagery of the cowrie shell is present throughout, chosen as an emblem of the transformative identity of the Black female body.

Saturday, November 13, 4pm & 7pm: ...

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2021 Oct 26

COVID-19, Science, and the Media: Lessons Learned Reporting on the Pandemic

12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School—Online

In January 2020, reports began to circulate internationally of a pneumonia-like illness spreading in China. Little was known about the novel pathogen, SARS-CoV-2, at that time.

As scientists and public health experts worked to understand the virus, reporters worked to communicate to the public the state of the knowledge — an ever-shifting ground.

From the transmission debate, to the origins investigation, to changes in mask guidance, to vaccine safety...

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2021 Oct 18

The Climate of Compassion for All Beings

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Divinity School—Online

This conversation is part of the series "Weather Reports: The Climate of Now." The featured speaker is Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs at Harvard Divinity School.

We are not the only species that lives and loves and grieves on this planet. Janet Gyatso will focus on the phenomenology of being not just among humans but with all other sentient beings. How we can cultivate the capacity to have such experiences, in ways...

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2021 Oct 07

Waymaking Women in Times of Crisis: Showing Up for Community Care

12:00pm

Location: 

Committee on the Concerns of Women at Harvard—Online

Please join the Committee on the Concerns of Women (CCW) in a conversation about how to manage the burnout and grief from the multiple crises we find ourselves living through. What can we do from a distance to care for ourselves and each other? How we can foster a space for community care in moments that are fraught and exhausting?

We will convene a panel of Harvard experts in international humanitarian crises to share their care strategies with us. Moderated by Dr. Natascha Saunders of the Harvard Kennedy School, the panel will include Dr. Jocelyn Kelly of the Harvard...

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2021 Oct 20

The Healing Power of Friendships and Relationships

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

The pandemic has caused many of us to recognize the power of relationships—for ourselves, and for our children. Have your children's friendships changed—or suffered? Are your students finding it hard to re-ignite their stalled connections? How can schools help to foster friendship—and prioritize strong relationships and a sense of belonging for every student? And what are the lessons we can take with us into our own adult lives?

Join us as we explore the sustaining power of friendships and relationships. Let's identify the ways in which relationships give us strength, help us...

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2021 Oct 04

The Climate of Relationships and Intersectionality

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Divinity School—Online

This conversation is part of the series "Weather Reports: The Climate of Now." The featured speakers are climate activist Morgan Curtis, MDiv '24, and brontë velez, Black-latinx transdisciplinary artist.

Morgan Curtis and brontë velez will discuss the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and climate collapse, and how seeing the world whole through the lens of relationships creates communities of care rather than conflict. They will consider what reparations might look like on behalf...

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2021 Oct 22

Decoding AI: The Science, Policies, Applications, and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

10:00am to 4:20pm

Location: 

Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating many facets of our lives, raising both hope and concern about possibilities for our future. AI is transforming domains as disparate as science, medicine, commerce, government, law, the military, and the arts, and in doing so, it is forcing us to grapple with practical, political, and philosophical questions about humans and the nature of human interaction. The Harvard Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium, featuring speakers from disparate disciplines and industries, will examine AI, its impact, and its ethics by exploring current and...

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2021 Sep 30

The Healing Power of Patient Stories

12:00pm to 12:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Medical School—Online

In this webinar, Annie Brewster, MD will discuss the transformational power of sharing patient voices and stories. A new diagnosis is just the starting point. The patient will then begin their journey of integrating this diagnosis into their life, into their relationships and their identity. Brewster will discuss the power of patient stories and how they can improve health care and spur innovations that meet patient needs.

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2021 Sep 21

Anti-Racism in Public Health Policies, Practice, and Research

10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University—Online

On Tuesday, September 21, the FXB Center will host "Anti-Racism in Public Health Policies, Practice, and Research," a virtual symposium. One of the FXB Center’s latest core initiatives focuses on unpacking and addressing structural racism and health in the U.S. and other parts of the globe. The goal of the FXB Center is to deepen the knowledge base and fill gaps in content and methodology, while ensuring that research and evidence is responsive to community needs and informs policymaking.

The symposium aims to launch this initiative and start a series of conversations and...

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2021 Sep 14

Engendering Democracy: The Significance of Abortion Legalization in Argentina

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School—Online

In December 2020, first trimester abortion was legalized in Argentina with the passage of Law 27.610. This historic move presents an inflection point for Argentine democracy, as well as a case study in how rights concepts can be deployed effectively to advance reproductive justice.

In this event, key actors in the long struggle for legalization — including representatives from the executive and the legislative branches of government, as well as civil society, together with legal academics and health professionals — will describe the complicated and multi-staged narrative of...

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