Unity Weekend 2021

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SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2021 register


Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

Visit the pre-program page for information on Shared Interest Group-specific programming from the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, Harvard Black Alumni Society, Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance, and Native American Alumni of Harvard University on or prior to Thursday, September 23.

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021

2:00 p.m. (ET)

Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address

7:00–8:30 p.m. (ET)

Story Slam: Getting Real

Join us for a lively evening of captivating stories that will bring tears and laughter, anger and inspiration.  The top personal stories submitted by alum members of the Unity host organizations will be presented, followed by a talkback with the storytellers.  Watch and cheer for our brave and brilliant storytellers - and enjoy music, discussion, and socializing.

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

12:15–1:30 p.m. (ET)

Environmental Justice: The Enduring Impact and Urgent Challenges on Our Communities

As changes to the environment continue to increase and impact our society, the need for environmental justice becomes direr as communities of color bear disproportionate burdens of environmental harm. What are the challenges that face us and what can we do to make changes for a better future? Join us for a panel and Q&A session where we explore these issues and look for solutions.

1:45–3:00 p.m. (ET)

Dare to Dream: Tangible Skills for Entrepreneurship, Business Development, and Wealth Generation

Join us for an interactive workshop, led by fellow Harvard alumni, that will focus on generating wealth and driving impact in communities of color through entrepreneurship. This program will feature a panel discussion, followed by breakout room sessions to collaborate, exchange ideas, and network with your peers.

3:15–4:30 p.m. (ET)

Lessons in Education from the Pandemic: Navigating an Equitable Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed how K-12 classrooms work and has further exacerbated disparities in our education systems. Join education sector panelists as they discuss how issues such as accessibility and mental health will be addressed as classrooms, teaching, and learning return to the fully in-person setting. What changes will be made and what will stay the same?

4:30–4:35 p.m. (ET)

Concluding Remarks