A round-up of upcoming events around campus
OTHER: A Multiracial Student Gallery
Amanda Mozea ’17 created OTHER: A Multiracial Student Photo Gallery as a way to start a conversation on how people conceive of race, especially when it comes to multiracial and multiethnic students.
The exhibit features fifty-eight students of various racial and ethnic backgrounds. Each photo is accompanied by a quote from each model’s response to a questionnaire on race. Some of the questions included, “How does the government define your race?” and “How do others define your race?” According to a pamphlet that accompanies the exhibit, “The goal of picturing each model in such a vulnerable state is to remove all distractions from the scene. The portrait is merely that of the model, nothing else.”
Mozea will be hosting a gallery opening and discussion on Thursday, October 29th at 6PM in the SOCH. The event is open to everyone.
Class of 2016 Senior Bar
The Class of 2016’s first senior bar will take place on Friday, October 30th in the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub from 8-10PM. This is the first of many events planned by the Senior Class Committee. Seniors are encouraged to come out and participate in the ‘Last Senior Standing’ competition that will award the seniors who attend the most class events.
PBHA’s Robert Coles Call of Service Lecture & Award, ft. Alicia Garza
This Friday, the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) will honor #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Alicia Garza at the Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award in Memorial Church at 7PM.
Though she is best known for her organizing and activism around anti-black racism and police brutality, Garza currently serves as the Special Projects Director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Before the lecture, student leaders from various on-campus organizations will be able to participate in a forum and small-group discussions on various social justice issues with Garza. Following her remarks, the Kuumba Singers will close out the event with a few song selections.
Started in 2007 to celebrate students engaged in social justice work and inspire them with remarks from various leaders, the Coles “Call of Service” lecture and award is named after Robert Coles, a Pulitzer prize winner and long-time Harvard professor best known on his course on reflections in social justice. Shantell Williams ’18, a student officer at PBHA, says, “This is an opportunity to encourage students to actively engage with the causes they care most about.” Garza will now join the rank of other awardees including Al Gore and Geoffrey Canada.
The main lecture and award is open to the public. The doors to Memorial Church will open at 7PM. Seats are first-come, first-serve.
Haunted Hall: A Halloween Party
Given Harvard’s lacking social scene, Harvard administrators have dedicated more funding to create inclusive social activities for students. This Saturday, the Office of Student Life, the College Events Board, First-Year Social Committee, the Undergraduate Council, and the Cambridge Queen’s Head Pub are teaming up to put on “Haunted Hall.” This “costumes-encouraged” party will take place in Memorial Hall on Saturday. At 8PM the pub will open for students to hang out and lounge before the dance starts at 10:30PM.