Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery: FAS Staff Series

Following a rigorous three-year research study led by a team of Harvard Distinguished Faculty, Harvard University released a report entitled, “Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery”. This report details the direct, financial, and intellectual ties that Harvard University has to slavery from its founding in 1636.

During Fall 2022, the FAS Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and FAS Human Resources are hosting a series of discussions on the report and its implications for the FAS. All FAS staff are invited to join these conversations, via zoom, to explore the contents of the report, engage in intentional and complex dialogue, explore ways in which our School might respond to and repair the impact of these historical acts, and identify and eliminate ways in which our work reproduces racialized oppression from our unique locations within the School.


Fall 2022: Open to ALL FAS Staff
 

Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Film Screening & Discussion
Thursday, October 6, 2022
10:30am-Noon
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Chapter 1: Introduction and Findings 
Thursday, October 20, 2022
10:30-Noon
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Chapter 2: Slavery in New England and at Harvard
Thursday, November 3, 2022
10:30-Noon
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Chapter 3: Financial Ties- Harvard and the Slave Economy
Thursday, November 17, 2022
10:30am-Noon
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Chapter 4: Intellectual Leadership- Harvard, Slavery, and its Legacies Before and After the Civil War
Thursday, December 1, 2022
10:30-Noon
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Chapter 5: The Long Legacies of Slavery- Segregation, Marginalization, and Resistance at Harvard
Thursday, December 15, 2022
10:30-Noon
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