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Friday, October 15, 2021 6:30pm to 8pm

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We are thrilled to announce the honoree for the 15th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture & Award: Mia Mingus! Join us on Friday, October 15th at 6:30 PM ET to honor her as our 15th awardee and lecturer. The event is free, open to the public, will take place via Zoom webinar, and have an ASL interpreter available.


Mia has been involved in transformative justice work for almost two decades. Mia helped create the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative from 2005-2010. She was a founding and core member of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective from 2011-2020. Over the past two decades, she has supported numerous groups, organizations, individuals, intimate networks, families and communities in addressing harm, violence and abuse using transformative justice. Her blog, Leaving Evidence, has been instrumental in our trainings and workshops.


In 2007 PBHA established a lecture and award that brings a significant figure in public service to campus each year to engender a commitment to service and draw attention to important social issues. The only award at Harvard focused on public service, this award is named in honor of Dr. Robert Coles: former PBHA volunteer and Board Member, child psychologist, civil rights activist, longtime Harvard Professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author. His book, “The Call of Service,” examines the idealistic spirit PBHA seeks to foster in our students and serves as a most fitting title for this annual lecture and award.

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