Health & Wellness

2021 Jun 22

Farmers' Market at Harvard

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 26 2021 except Tue Aug 24 2021.
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge

The Farmers' Market at Harvard is open for the season, operating on Tuesdays from 12:00pm–6:00pm on the Science Center Plaza! Join us every Tuesday through October 26 (no Market on August 24).

Help support the vital local farmers and food artisans who ensure we have fresh, healthy and safe food! The Market will continue to accept SNAP with a weekly maximum SNAP Match of $15. Participating vendors also accept HIP, as well as WIC and Senior FMNP Coupons.

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2021 May 13

A Perpetual Crisis: Reflections on Renewed Public Health Failures at the U.S./Mexico Border

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

The Harvard Global Health Institute & FXB Center for Health and Human Rights—Online

In March 2021, a record number of children arrived at the U.S./Mexico border, challenging capacity at US Customs and Border Protection facilities and placing newfound pressure on the Biden Administration to act promptly. However, this humanitarian crisis is not new, nor is it a direct result of a new U.S. government administration. For decades, the U.S. has failed to improve a system ill-equipped to handle the needs of vulnerable refugees and migrants. As children wait in overcrowded jail-like structures and COVID-19 remains a threat, concerns about who will continue to suffer at the...

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2021 May 22

Forest Bathing with Toadstool Walks

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun May 30 2021 except Sun May 23 2021.
9:00am to 11:00am

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum, Boston

Join Tam Willey of Toadstool Walks as you slow down and awaken your senses on a guided therapeutic experience in the Arnold Arboretum. Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. Each walk is limited to 8 participants. Meet at the Bussey Street Gate. Participants must follow COVID guidelines including wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, as well as sign a liability and release form.

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2021 Jun 24

Pottery Chill Out

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Jun 24 2021 .
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal—Online

Remember Play Doh when you were a kid? What if we told you you're never too old to play with clay? Sign up for our 5-session Zoom clay class, where we will make and decorate mugs, phone holders, sculptures—whatever you want, really!—using our hands and objects you can find at home. No experience necessary!

We'll teach you everything you need to know, PLUS we'll mail you all the stuff you'll need! You'll get to keep your final product and, as an added bonus, we'll chat about how working with clay can help you relax and knead-out some of the stress you may be feeling.

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2021 Jun 22

¡A Bailar! Zumba con Abe—Let's Dance! Zumba with Abe

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Jun 29 2021 except Tue Jun 01 2021.
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal—Online

Si te intimida el gimnasio porque no sabes por donde empezar, pero la música Latina te pone a bailar, entonces prepárate para una fiesta inolvidable desde tu propia casa! Ven a reír y moverte al ritmo de Zumba con Abe, una clase energética, donde lo más importante es estar presente y olvidarse de lo demás!

Con más de 6 años de experiencia enseñando Zumba a personas de todas edades, Abe modifica cada clase para que todos puedan participar! No hay que ser bailarín profesional. Solo únete a la clase, sube el volumen, y deja que la música te mueva! Te esperamos!! La clase se da en...

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2021 May 26

Koru Mindfulness

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jun 16 2021 .
5:30pm to 7:00pm

5:30pm to 7:00pm
5:30pm to 7:00pm
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal—Online

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or anxious? Come relax with us!

Mindfulness is simple and can be done by anyone, anytime, anywhere—this Koru Mindfulness series can help you learn how! These 4 mindfulness classes can help you identify stress whenever you feel it and reduce its effects. We will do a range of guided activities so that you can pick what works best for you.

Practices include mindful walking, guided imagery, breathing exercises, and mindfulness of thoughts and feelings. There will also be space in each session for group reflection and...

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2021 May 05

Education Now: Cultivating the Power of Resilience

3:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education—Online

As we emerge from the COVID-10 pandemic, many experts believe that the aftereffects of isolation, stress, fear, and sadness will linger. Trauma from mental health challenges of the past year will not quickly fade. Today, 18–25-year olds are suffering especially severely from the loneliness epidemic. While this loneliness epidemic preceded the onset of COVID-19, pandemic times have further heightened the isolation and mental and emotional duress experienced by many. Furthermore, a parallel and related epidemic of stress and anxiety in women and girls—from elementary school through college...

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2021 May 11

Vaccine Equity and Efficacy in the United States and the World

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

As efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines intensify throughout the United States and across the globe, how can we ensure that equity and access are prioritized? This panel seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of equitable public health strategies around COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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2021 May 01

Guided Tree Meditation

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Outside at the Arnold Arboretum

This guided tree meditation offers an opportunity to connect and ground the self with the environment around.

Surrounded by the beauty and life of the Arnold Arboretum, this meditation will be benefitted by the ancient awareness and alchemy of trees and the subtle healing capacities of nature. Join us if you’re ready to root yourself into the energy of spring! 

Attendance is limited to 10 people so please only register if you can attend. 

This event will be held outside at the Arnold Arboretum, socially distanced with masks required. ...

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2021 Apr 19

A Week-Long Celebration of Earth Day

Mon Apr 19 (All day) to Fri Apr 23 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History—Online

Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History in celebrating Earth Day with engaging sustainability-themed virtual events and activities for all ages. Join the conversation as Harvard students and experts weigh in on our most pressing environmental challenges, on cutting-edge research, and on promising paths to a more sustainable future. Introduce young minds to environmental science with our live museum animals and HMSC Story Time. Find out how to reconnect with nature and record the biodiversity in your local area. Or, simply indulge in our staff recommendations for...

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2021 Apr 20

Racial Inequity and Housing Instability in Boston: Past, Present, and Future

4:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

Millions of Americans have long struggled to pay for housing, with communities of color additionally burdened by housing discrimination and historical race-based policies, such as legalized segregation, redlining, and mortgage discrimination. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis, the federal government instituted a moratorium on evictions that is currently set to expire on March 31, 2021. Despite this, the continuing public health emergency has exacerbated the national housing affordability crisis for people of color, who are more likely to have lost...

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2021 Apr 14

Brine to Batteries: The Extractive Frontiers of the Global Energy Transition

12:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

Thea Riofrancos’s current project, “Brine to Batteries: The Extractive Frontiers of the Global Energy Transition,” explores the politics of the transition to renewable energy through the lens of one of its key technologies: lithium batteries. Based on multisited fieldwork following lithium’s global supply chains from the point of extraction in the Chilean desert, “Brine to Batteries” will be the first scholarly account of the rapidly moving processes shaping the contours of the next energy system—and those of our planetary future.

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2021 Apr 07

Guns and Public Health

12:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

While at Radcliffe, David Hemenway is continuing his work to find common ground between gun users and such groups as governors, faith leaders, and advocates to effectively address firearm injuries. He is also beginning his work on a book that summarizes what is currently known about firearms and public health and the programs and policies that seem to work to reduce gun violence.

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2021 Apr 01

AI and the Future of Health

1:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard—Online

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enhance scientists’ ability to make discoveries. Across the life sciences, AI algorithms are being developed and deployed to speed our path to better health. This special Radcliffe science event will focus on how AI can accelerate research and development in general and drug discovery in particular. The health AI experts Regina Barzilay and Casandra Mangroo will each speak about their innovative work and then join Radcliffe’s Alyssa Goodman in a conversation on AI’s promise—and potential pitfalls—as we look toward the future of human health.

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2021 Apr 07

Food Literacy Project Speaker Series: Cool Food with Gerard Pozzi

4:00pm to 4:45pm

Location: 

Food Literacy Project—Online

Make a difference by eating plant-rich food. Did you know Harvard recently signed the Cool Food Pledge? Learn more about the Cool Food Pledge with speaker, Gerard Pozzi, as he breaks down the impacts of a plant-based diet.

A quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions come from food production. By simply changing what we eat, we can make a difference to our climate. Cool Food (coolfood.org) helps people and organizations reduce the climate impact of their food through shifting towards more plant-rich diets. Climate action has never been so delicious.

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