Health & Wellness

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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2021 Sep 14

Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm

Location: 

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard—Online

The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures threaten a looming crisis of human capital formation. Panelists review the reasons for the magnitude of the crisis, why Latin America’s recovery lags the rest of the world, and above all how Latin America will recover from the...

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2021 Sep 01

The Arboretum Experience

Wed Sep 1 (All day) to Thu Sep 30 (All day)

Location: 

Arnold Arboretum (125 Arborway, Boston) & American Repertory Theater

Visitors are invited to experience the natural beauty of the Arnold Arboretum on an outdoor, self-guided journey that centers resilience, healing, wellness, and joy. This collaboration between the American Repertory Theater and the Arboretum features multi-genre audio plays for various ages, interactive movement maps, and pop-up performances, all set against the 281-acre backdrop of one of the jewels of Boston’s Emerald Necklace.

The Arboretum is open daily, sunrise to sunset. Visitors entering via the Arborway, Bussey Street, Forest Hills, Centre Street, Walter Street, Peters...

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2021 Sep 21

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 May 27

Pottery Chill Out

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

4:30pm to 6:30pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm
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 May 18

¡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

6:00pm to 7:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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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