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  • Upcoming events

    Harvardwood Presents Prof. Linda Schlossberg: Dystopic Literature in the Age of Trump

    Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    RIdeback Ranch in Los Angeles, CA

    handmaidswestworld.jpgDystopic scenarios in film, television, and fiction are stunningly popular, with stories of technological control (Black Mirror), hellish playscapes (Westworld), and sexual enslavement (The Handmaid’s Tale), gripping our collective imaginations. How do we understand dystopia’s popularity in terms of our current political moment and cultural obsessions? How do these stories illuminate not only our fears of totalitarian regimes but also our own complicity in systems of power and oppression? Finally, what is pleasurable, exciting, and potentially liberatory about these stories? What are we hoping to see and why can’t we look away?

    We are fortunate to have Prof. Schlossberg travel from Cambridge to visit us, and we invite all alumni in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area to join us on the evening of Thursday, March 21st to meet her. For many Harvard alumni, this will be a unique opportunity to feel like you're stepping back into Sever Hall or Barker Center!

    This program is made possible by the Harvard Alumni Association's Speakers Bureau Program.

    Schlossberg.jpgProfessor Linda Schlossberg

    Linda Schlossberg serves as Assistant Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Harvard University, where she teaches courses in literature and creative writing. She is the author of the novel Life in Miniature and the co-editor of Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including McSweeney’s, Conduit, and Post Road. Schlossberg was the recipient of a 2019 Somerville Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, as well as the 2016 Emerging Writer Fellowship from the Writer's Center. She is currently completing a feminist dystopian novel.


    Additional Details

    Light refreshments will be served for the reception.

    • 7:00pm Doors Open for Pre-Reception
    • 7:30pm Lecture + Q&A
    • Advance registration required (see below)

    Getting There

    LYFT_Logo.jpgThanks to Rideback, we are offering a special 25% discount off Lyft rides to and from Rideback Ranch. The discount will be valid from 5pm to 11pm. 

    Enter LINDAHARVARD into the promo section of your Lyft app
    for 25% off up to 2 rides to and from Rideback Ranch.

    Street parking is available. Please allot time to find parking so we can begin Prof. Schlossberg's talk promptly at 7:30pm.


    Special thanks to

    Adrian Ashkenazy AB '96 and Petit Ermitage
    Dan Lin MBA '99 and Rideback


    Members & Friends

    Purchase tickets   $15.00 Members & Friends

    If you can't access the RSVP button for dues-paying Harvardwood members, make 
    sure you're logged in. If you still have issues accessing the page, your membership 
    has lapsed, so renew your dues as a Full Member or Friend of Harvardwood.

    Harvardwood Heads To... San Diego Latino Film Festival!: The Story of the Deported Harvard Student

    Friday, March 22, 2019 at 04:15 PM · $12.00 USD
    AMC Fashion Valley 18 in San Diego, CA

    ROCIO is the true story of an undocumented Harvard student who self deported himself and his dying Mom to seek alternative treatment in her native Mexico. The story received national attention because he was not allowed to return to the United States, even with his DACA status. He filmed their experience and eventually returned to Harvard where he started the film as his thesis, which received top honorsThe documentary is a story of the American dream and the pursuit of putting everything on the line for the love of family.

    Thanks to your support we have made it to our first film festival! The San Diego Latino Film Festival is one of the longest-running Latino film festivals in America and is hosted at the AMC Fashion Valley 18. It's one and a half weeks of amazing panels, dances, banquets, and not to mention great films.
    We'd be lying if we said this wasn't the setting we always imagined for ROCIO.

    We'd be honored to have you.
    Here are our screening dates and times:

    Thursday, March 14th at 6:30PM TICKETS
    Tuesday, March 19th at 10:00AM (Free for students)
    Friday, March 22nd at 4:15PM TICKETS

    Harvardwood Heads To... Harvard Yardbirds 10th Anniversary Concert

    Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 02:00 PM
    Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA

    The Harvard Yardbirds is an all-alumni, a cappella group featuring former members of the Kroks, Pitches, Dins, Opportunes, Glee Club, and Hasty Pudding. They will be performing their 10th Anniversary Concert on Saturday, March 23 at 2pm at Westwood Presbyterian Churchon Wilshire. You won't want to miss this!

    Suggested donation of $10 (with a portion of the proceeds going to Project Angel Food). Tickets can also be purchased at the door.  Free parking on the premises, first come, first serve. 

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  • Submission period open for Harvardwood Heroes community service grants

    We are now accepting applications to receive a 2019 Harvardwood Heroes grant in the amount of $500, with four grants awarded annually. The deadline to submit your grant proposal is April 15, 2019.

    The Harvardwood Heroes program awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later. 

    Read about the community service work that past Heroes have performed!

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    Share your Tribeca film with Harvardwood

    Are you heading to Tribeca 2019 and presenting a film? Let us know so we can share screening info and other details with the Harvardwood community. We love to support our members and their endeavors in the arts, media, and entertainment—whether it's by serving as a fiscal NPO sponsor in the early stages of a project or by promoting your concerts, exhibits, or screenings via the Harvardwood Heads To... calendar.

    This year's Tribeca Film Festival is slightly later, running from April 24 through May 5, 2019.

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  • Issue 170 | March 2019

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