Throughout our work with Harvard alumni and volunteers, we know the power of community. When we bring communities together, when we focus on belonging, when we work together to drive positive change—we see this power in action. Together, we can harness this power in ways that have a lasting impact.

Building a community of true inclusion and belonging has always been a cornerstone of the work of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). Finding ways to directly embrace anti-racism and provide education and resources are our next steps down this critical path.

We are committed to a path forward that continues to promote a culture of inclusion and belonging and elevates the voices of our Black alumni community who have endured lifetimes of fear, oppression, and violence. Our aim is to engage and learn together through conversations broadly that address being accomplices against racism and that dig deeply into how we can take action to dismantle racist thought, ideology, and widespread inequality.

As a first step, the HAA is re-envisioning virtual faculty engagement throughout our vast network of Clubs and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs), centering on professors across disciplines who are doing work on racial justice, inequality, protest, and more. Additionally, in collaboration with University partners, SIGs, and faculty leaders, we are developing programming that will bring our alumni community together for candid conversation at the intersection of identity, inclusion, and impact.

We are also committed to supporting you and your fellow volunteers with the resources you need to engage in these critical conversations in your own communities. Volunteers across our community are hosting programs that address structural racism, the history of policing in the United States, the Black student experience, and many more critical topics. We want to provide you with the resources you need to do the same.

Throughout this site, you will find educational materials, resources, and ideas for action against racism, injustice, and inequality. We have been and continue to be incredibly grateful for your partnership as we work to develop and implement action plans to educate, inform, and support our alumni community broadly. We hope these resources help you use your platforms to elevate your voices and have conversations in order to build community and bridge differences with those around you.

We hope you join us!