Your Harvard: Atlanta
On November 4, more than 350 alumni, parents, friends, and faculty gathered at the Woodruff Arts Center for Your Harvard: Atlanta. The event, which celebrated the thriving Harvard community in the Southeast, was part of Your Harvard, a series of events that will be held throughout The Harvard Campaign to bring together the global Harvard community.
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The evening's festivities included remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History, who shared her vision for the future of the University and the role universities play in leading change in the world today.
President Faust describes Harvard as a place where students are "free to question" #MyHarvard
— Harvard Alumni Assoc (@HarvardAlumni) November 4, 2015
In addition to Faust's address, the evening was filled with inspiring moments and opportunities for dynamic conversation.
Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professor of religion and society at the Harvard Divinity School, opened the event with a moving reading from "Don't Shout Too Soon," an article written in 1936 by civil rights activist Charles Hamilton Houston LLB 1922, SJD 1923.
Mary Louise Kelly AB '93, writer, journalist, and former NPR and BBC correspondent, led a lively discussion on "Education as a Universal Civil Right," featuring faculty speakers Roland G. Fryer Jr., Henry Lee Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and founder and faculty director of the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University, and Meira Levinson, professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Together they explored the transformative power of education for economic mobility, the problems affecting our schools, the impact of current public policy, and the role that Harvard can play in addressing challenges.
Listen to the faculty conversation below.
A sincere thank you to the many individuals and organizations that helped make this event possible. Your Harvard: Atlanta was hosted by the Harvard Alumni Association together with the Harvard Club of Georgia, the Harvard Black Alumni Society, and the Harvard Club of Savannah and Coastal Georgia.
Learn more about the Your Harvard event series.