“It is time for us to collectively embrace the promise of an inclusive America, one where everyone can participate fully. We are each being challenged to rise to this occasion through education and action.”- Raphael William Bostic, Candidate for Harvard Overseer
With Harvard’s elections for Harvard Overseer and HAA Elected Director set to begin on July 1st, please join us to meet our endorsed candidates for Harvard Board of Overseers on Sunday, June 28 at 4 pm EDT.
All five of the Overseer candidates endorsed by Diverse Harvard and 12 other alumni organizations will participate:
Diego A. Rodriguez, a current Overseer who advocates for Harvard to build a world-class ethnic studies program;
David H. Eun, Samsung Electronics’ chief innovation officer who is committed to public service, and to increasing diversity at Harvard;
Raphael William Bostic, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, who reflected on recent protests against police brutality in an essay about “A Moral and Economic Imperative to End Racism” (a quote from his essay opens this email);
Tracy K. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize winner and two-term U.S. poet laureate whose poetry has addressed issues of diversity, equity and inclusion; and
Thea Sebastian, who launched a “Conversation on Race” discussion series while at Harvard Law School and has worked tirelessly to dismantle structural inequality in the criminal justice system and other areas.
The Overseer candidates will talk about their experiences at Harvard and why they want to become a Harvard Overseer, followed by questions from the audience.
The event is co-sponsored by First Generation Harvard Alumni, Harvard Alumni for Oceania, Harvard Arab Alumni Association, Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, Harvard Black Alumni Society, Harvard Gender & Sexuality Caucus, Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance, Harvard Progressive Jewish Alumni, Harvard South Asian Alumni Alliance, Harvard Tamil Sangam Alumni, Harvard Women of Color, and Native American Alumni of Harvard University.
To receive the Zoom link for the webinar, register by tomorrow, Saturday here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. (This webinar is only for members of sponsoring organizations, so if you know Harvard alums, students, staff, or faculty who might be interested, please ask them to join Diverse Harvard by signing up on our homepage.)