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HGSE Workshops by Equity & Inclusion Fellows (Part 1)

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

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The following workshops are offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging and facilitated by HGSE Equity and Inclusion Fellows. 

Title: Caste Date(s): January 21, 2021  Time(s): 9-10:30am (EST) Location: Zoom (link to be shared with students who sign up)Instructor(s): Anri Wheeler & Sara Pervaiz Amjad Description: For the first time in US history, caste is at the core of a discrimination lawsuit (click here to sign up for your free account with the Washington Post through the Harvard Library). At the same time, Isabel Wilkerson’s new book examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America. This 90-minute workshop will include guest speakers and use caste as an entry point to expanding conversations around DEI--that are so often limited to a US context--to one that is more global in its exploration of oppression and solidarity as we forge ahead in the fight for liberation. 


Title: Out and About: Living, Learning and Working as Your Full and Authentic Self Date(s): January 21, 2021 Time(s): 11:30am-1pm (EST) Location: Zoom (link to be shared with students who sign up)Instructor(s): Mich Harvey Description: Institutional organizations often create cultures that discourage individuals from bringing their full selves into the space. This 90-minute workshop will explore the intersection of identity and what it means to be your authentic self at school, work, or in social spaces.  



Title: “But We’re All the Same…” Date(s): January 21, 2021 Time(s): 2-3:30pm (EST) Location: Zoom (link to be shared with students who sign up)Instructor(s): Samantha Fletcher and Peter Musante Description: From the racially motivated killings and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests in this country and abroad to the long, drawn-out election, the United States has been the focal point of the world as many nations turned their eyes to the U.S. -- and racism has been at the forefront. And while racism has often historically been considered through the lens of those who identify as BIPOC, language in the U.S. of 'whiteness' and 'white supremacy culture' are becoming increasingly common. But what is whiteness? What role do you play in it? What does it mean to be white? And are we all the same, really?

 In this interactive workshop, Samantha Fletcher, who identifies as a Black woman, and Peter Musante, who identifies as a white man, will explore race in America, the notion that we are all the same, the social construct of whiteness, and ways to move forward. 


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