Following a rigorous three-year research study led by a team of Harvard Distinguished Faculty, Harvard University released a report entitled, “Havard and the Legacy of Slavery”. This report details the direct, financial, and intellectual ties that Havard University has to slavery from it’s founding in 1636. Over the summer of 2022, the Faculty Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and FAS Human Resources are hosting a series of discussions on the report and its implications for the FAS. All FAS staff are invited to join these conversations, via zoom or in-person, to explore the contents of the report, engage in intentional and complex dialogue, and explore ways in which our School might respond to repair the impact of these historical acts and identify and eliminate ways in which our work reproduces racialized oppression from our unique locations within the School.
During this session, we will review p.18-27 of the "Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery" report and have a robust guided discussion. Participants are asked to complete the reading of this section prior to the session.