This event, took place on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Smith Campus Center. The University-wide kick-off launched a new year of Operation Impact. The event covered the basics of the Pilot Funds and other portions of Operation Impact. The event is useful for networking to find other students with similar interests and innovative ideas.
Ethos aims to end sexual violence and harassment using a three-pronged, three-S approach that is designed to: simplify training to maximize learning, sustain impact through engaging a company's ethos, and synergize efforts for global scale.
The Harvard Chan WIL Student Organization offers a range of programming to prepare women for leadership roles in health care and aim to challenge, motivate, and inspire students as they explore their personal journeys toward authentic and effective leadership. Events supporting this mission include speaker series, skills-based workshops, community service, and networking events. Finally, we believe that it is critical to create a community of female leaders in health. As such, our flagship event- the annual student-alumnae conference- focuses on strengthening and growing this community.
The mission of the Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR) is to improve health at the local, national, and international levels. To that end, HPHR will publish content grounded in thoughtful evaluation of evidence and research that addresses issues of health equity.
The Harvard Chan Environmental Justice Student Organization aims to motivate students to reduce health inequalities and to disseminate relevant information about environmental justice in our communities, countries, and the world.
The Built Environment & Health Student Consortium (BEHSC) at Harvard Chan aims to promote student-driven innovative research and problem solving in built environment, where complex issues regarding urbanization, population growth and environmental changes challenge our conventional public health approach. Our goal is to provide students with a diverse and interdisciplinary toolkit that facilitates partnerships across sectors and socially just decision making. This consortium strives to generate discussion, create evidence, share narratives and build collaborations concerned with thorough comprehension of built environment and powerful actions for human health.
The Harvard Student Human Rights Collaborative (HSHRC) is a group of medical students dedicated to addressing human rights issues in our local community and beyond. We provide a student-run clinic that provides forensic medical evaluations to survivors seeking asylum in the United States, as well as raise awareness about human rights through hosting talks, our newsletter, and articles that our members publish in the media.
H.A.Ed. is the Harvard Alumni community Special Interest Group focused on Education. It provides a forum for alumni from all schools, disciplines, and professions to share field expertise, research, and ideas. H.A.Ed. encourages engagement, cross-sector partnerships, professional exchanges, and mentorship opportunities for members of the Harvard alumni community. H.A.Ed. enables alumni to stay connected to world class scholars engaged in research and teaching at the University, and helps facilitate the transfer of the usable knowledge generated by the Academy into practice. H.A.Ed. empowers Harvard alumni to make a difference by bringing them together in both conversation and action. H.A.Ed welcomes students and the public to participate in special events.
As a group of Harvard graduate students, we came together at HGSE attempting to educate this community about the many issues affecting undocumented families. Among the most urgent issues are (1) The threat of deportation affecting the parents of children who are undocumented, legal permanent residents or American citizens (2) Unequal access to higher education for undocumented students, and (3) The possibility of Deferred Action (DACA) removal and its implications for students.
QueerEd's mission is fourfold:
1) to support the study of gender and sexuality by master's and doctoral students during their time at HGSE;
2) to promote awareness of issues at the intersections of sexuality and gender with race, class, ethnicity, immigrant status, ability level, and education;
3) to provide an outlet for the concerns of LGBTQ persons at HGSE
4) to build a welcoming and flourishing community for LGBTQ students and allies at HGSE
English Learners (ELs) comprise one of the largest achievement gaps in the U.S. While English Learners have received a lot of attention recently in legislation, educators and community members know little about these policy changes and educational supports that will help this group thrive. Due to language barriers and cultural differences, EL families are often left without a voice in advocating for change. Leaders in education, therefore, need to be equipped to advocate for this group. In pursuit of preparing future leaders in education, the mission of Leading for English Learners is to lead conversations across HGSE around EL students. We advocate for equitable opportunities for ELs by opening dialogues from multiple angles, from administration to policy to teaching.
The mission of the Latin America Education Forum (LAEF) is to provide a collaborative space for students interested in exploring current education issues relevant to the region through study, outreach, and fieldwork. We hope to raise awareness about education in the context of Latin American societies by providing venues for discussion and resource sharing in the Harvard community.
CDP is a joint student group comprised of students from the Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Participating students are Masters or Doctoral candidates in any range of degree programs at the GSD and HKS. Throughout the course of the year, students work collaboratively on 1 – 2 projects in the Greater Boston and New England region. CDP members have skills and interests, including: creative strategies for community and civic engagement, innovative urban policy and planning interventions, architecture and urban design, or research and writing. CDP works directly with local governments, organizations, and community members to develop a dynamic work-plan and a clear deliverable for the course of a semester or school year.
Since its formation in 1983, the W. E. B. Du Bois Graduate Society has worked to create inclusive educational environment for historically underrepresented minorities in GSAS. Named after the eminent African American scholar and civil rights leader W. E. B. Du Bois (pronounced "doo-BOYCE"), the first African American to receive a doctoral degree from Harvard University (in 1895), the Society serves as a forum for students to meet and raise concerns about race and ethnicity and provides a social, intellectual, and political institution for minority student activities. It has acted as an umbrella organization to serve the needs of African American, Puerto Rican, Mexican American, and Native American graduate students. Over the years, the goals of the society have been expanded to include fostering interactions with Harvard's minority faculty and administrators, bringing together students from the various departments in GSAS and other graduate schools in the Harvard community, and encouraging more minority undergraduates to consider a career in academia. The mission of the W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society will continue to evolve to serve the ever-changing needs of Harvard's minority graduate students and the greater university community.
LGBTQ@GSAS provides a community and safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer graduate students. We ensure that LGBTQ voices have an established and respected place within the graduate community and Harvard's administration. Our monthly events include fun social gatherings, educational workshops on LGBTQ topics, activism to engage with real-world issues, and professional development in various fields. LGBTQ@GSAS is an intersectional organization, recognizing and celebrating the multitude of experiences within the LGBTQ community. We consciously support LGBTQ students from many ethnic, class, and religious backgrounds, and spread awareness that intersectional identities are greater than the sum of their parts.