How can the field of gender equity research move beyond the categorical binary measurements of gender to include and amplify the voices and lived experiences of transgender and nonbinary communities? This panel will explore how researchers, practitioners, and community organizers can work to include all marginalized genders in the fight towards gender...
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, the Women and Public Policy Program invites you to join us in a discussion on how to #BreaktheBias. Featuring a panel of leaders and experts, we will discuss how to raise awareness against gender bias and discrimination and identify how to take action towards equality in politics, the workplace, and beyond. The discussion will feature Carmen Yulín Cruz, WAPPP Leader in Practice, CPL Hauser Leader, and former mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico; Lori Ehrlich, FEMA Regional Administrator and former Massachusetts State Representative; and Deepa Purushothaman, WAPPP Leader in Practice, former senior executive, and corporate inclusion visionary. The conversation will be moderated by Iris Bohnet, WAPPP Co-Director and Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government.... Read more about #BreaktheBias: An International Women’s Day Conversation with Iris Bohnet, Carmen Yulín Cruz, Lori Ehrlich, and Deepa Purushothaman
This public discussion will highlight key challenges of racism, misogyny and other discrimination faced by our Asian and Asian-American community, the responses of local organizations who have long sought to address such challenges, and what more needs to be done in our own communities. Speakers represent perspectives...
Join the Women and Public Policy Program, the Center for Public Leadership, and the Warren Center for a post-election conversation with LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and co-founder of the Southern Black Girls Consortium.
In his inaugural address, President Biden denounced the rise of political extremism and white supremacy, stating: “A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear. And now a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.”
In recognition of Black History Month, Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Iris Bohnet will moderate a conversation with Dr. Robert Livingston regarding the most effective path for addressing systemic racism. The interview will draw from Professor Livingston’s newly published book The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. The book is neither thesis nor testimonial, but rather a tool in which he lays out concrete steps for making profound and sustainable progress toward greater racial equity.... Read more about Where Do We Go from Here? Making Progress Toward Racial Equity
In the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election and the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a growing narrative about “healing” the country and “getting back to normal.” For women and other marginalized genders, specifically, going “back to normal” means exploitative labor, poor wages, and lack of paid and/or subsidized parental leave and childcare among other issues. These issues affect women of color, queer women, disabled women, immigrant women, as well as gender nonconforming people disproportionately and are a barrier to equity and opportunity for all.... Read more about Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future
The 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the upcoming presidential election have brought voting rights to the forefront of American politics in 2020 and have prompted important questions about legacies of disenfranchisement, especially for people of color in the United States.