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    Harvardwood Presents the NY Premiere Screening of UNDERGROUND 68

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    The Lambs in New York, NY

    "A dreamlike, multilayered film... spins out different threads of the 1960s revolution and weaves together something quirky and hopeful and touching." - Harvard Magazine

    "Multi-layered, intense, fast-paced and educational." - Rick Pearl

    U_68_poster.jpgThe late 1960s counterculture was a mass awakening. It was a renaissance of music, art, experimental films, underground comix, psychedelic drugs, Eastern philosophy and cosmic consciousness. It was the dawn of the movements for peace, civil rights, environmentalism, sexual diversity, and women’s liberation.

    UNDERGROUND 68 is the story of Ariel, a Harvard student writing her 2017 senior thesis about campus opposition to the Vietnam war fifty years ago. She digs up more than she bargained for in the unconventional lives of artists, musicians and activists from the Harvard class of 1968. Her story shines a blazing light on today's realities.

    Harvardwood is delighted to present, in a joint event with The Lambs, the New York premiere of this new film by Peter Coonradt AB '68.

    The co-producer, with Peter Coonradt, of UNDERGROUND 68, Harvard's George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics Richard F. Thomas, will introduce the film. Professor Thomas is a distinguished authority not only on the classics of ancient Rome, but also on the work of Bob Dylan.

    Also present will be one of the people profiled in the film, Stephen Michaels AB '68. In 1968, Michaels was the lead singer of a rock band. Today, he is a distinguished acting teacher in New York.

    This will be an extraordinary event, and seating is VERY limited! Early registration is strongly recommended!

    Advance registration is REQUIRED—no tickets will be sold at the door.


    DRESS CODE: Business Casual is fine for the event itself, but if you are thinking of staying for dinner (the Pub at The Lambs will accept credit cards), JACKETS & TIES will be required for men. No denim, sneakers, or such.

    This is a joint event with THE LAMBS.

    Special thanks to The Lambs, and to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.

    Members, Register Here

    Purchase tickets   $10.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make 
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    Harvardwood Heads To... PEN America Summer Salon: The Good Immigrant

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Grand Park, Performance Lawn in Los Angeles, CA

    “What do we want America to be?” This is the question asked of first- and second-generation immigrant storytellers in the new anthology The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America. Join contributors Jade Chang (The Wangs vs. The World), Nicole Dennis-Benn (whose sophomore novel, Patsy, debuts this June), and Dani Fernandez (Ralph Breaks the Internet, “Nerdificent”) for readings and conversation in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month and to consider how Angelenos fit into the national conversation on American identity.

    Pack a blanket and picnic on the lawn (no alcohol permitted), or for purchase from local food trucks. Book sales courtesy of Vroman’s Bookstore.

    This program is presented in partnership with The Music Center, PEN America, and Scripps Presents.

    Jade ChangJade Chang is the author of The Wangs vs. the World, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Wangs has been named a New York Times Editors’ Choice as well as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, Buzzfeed, Elle, and NPR, and was awarded the VCU/Cabell First Novelist prize. The novel will be published in 12 countries. “Her book is unrelentingly fun, but it is also raw and profane—a story of fierce pride, fierce anger, and even fiercer love.” (NPR)

    Nicole Dennis-BennNicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the novels Patsy(Liveright, 2019) and Here Comes the Sun(Liveright, 2016), which won the Lambda Literary Award, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award.

    Dani FernandezDani Fernandez is an LA based writer, comedian, and actress. She is a host at Nerdist, has a wizarding comedy show “Live from WZRD” on VRV, and hosts a popular podcast on iHeartMedia called “Nerdificent.” She can also be seen in animated form, playing herself, in Ralph Breaks the Internet.

    Harvardwood Heads To... The 2nd Annual Moonlight Mixer by TIPS

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, CA

    Come explore a Summer networking experience at the Marina del Rey Marriott in the heart of one of the most desirable coastal communities in Southern California. We’re mixing and mingling at their spacious Sinder Lounge with only the finest and brightest LA has to offer. Sinder is a refreshing indoor and outdoor venue surrounded by a special blend of water and fire elements. An exclusive $8 Barcardi Punch drink special for our group will be available during the duration of the event.

    • Attire: Summer Casual
    • Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
    • 20% Off Promo Code: 2019ALUMNI

  • ENDS JUNE 28th: Bid to win a one-on-one lunch with an entertainment VIP!

    START BIDDING: Harvardwood's Summer 2019 VIP Lunch auction is LIVE now through Friday, June 28th!

    We're auctioning off one-on-one lunches with amazing Harvard entertainment VIPs: Albert Cheng MBA '97 (COO & Co-Head of Television, Amazon Studios), Jon Goldman AB '87 (Managing Partner, Skybound), Jenette Kahn AB '68 (Co-Founder, Double Nickel Entertainment), and Keri Putnam AB '87 (CEO, Sundance Institute).


    Please read the auction rules and guidelines before placing any bid on a VIP lunch. Bidding ends at 11am on Friday, June 28th, but Harvardwood members get a special perk: one extra hour of bidding from 11am-12pm! If you aren’t a current Harvardwood member, this is a great time to join or renew your membership.

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    Announcing the 2019 Heroes grant recipients!

    After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2019 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.

    This year's Heroes are:

    • Athena Bowe AB '15 | Chinese in Entertainment

    • Karen Harris JD '94 | JPYC Foundation

    • Megan McDonnell AB '14 | Future2Film

    • Rodney Sanders EDM '13 | Perfecting Gifts

    Read more about the 2019 Heroes' community service projects.

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