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This year has been like no other. From the global coronavirus pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement to protests following the killing of George Floyd, the news media has played a critical role in shaping how we understand these stories. However, these crises have also exposed challenges in newsrooms themselves, including a lack of racial diversity in newsrooms and inclusive editorial assignments that could help tell these stories more effectively. The media is being challenged to cover issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in society while reflecting on whether there is enough diversity in broadcast news itself, and if the right people are telling the right stories.
Join SAG-AFTRA President's Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement for their latest livestream in which they will discuss some real-life examples of media coverage; unpack issues around the need for diverse voices when reporting on crucial issues; examine how stories are assigned, shaped and covered in the newsroom; and discuss best practices of telling stories better.
This event is open to the public. Click here to RSVP. You will be emailed a link to view the livestream as a confirmation of your RSVP.
Join Georgina Pazcoguin and Phil Chan for an evening event about their efforts to question and reform outdated representations of Asians in ballet performances. The 'Final Bow for Yellowface' project they co-founded aims to make ballet more inclusive by eliminating offensive stereotypes of Asians and, more broadly, challenges organizations to forthrightly address the legacy of Orientalism in the performing arts. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with Harvard University Professor Ju Yon Kim. Free and open to the public (registration required).
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While the WGF may have hit pause on its live events, thanks to technology, they're aiming to provide more access to advice and knowledge from film and TV writers while we’re all social distancing. Over the last few months, WGF has been hosting free Zoom panels about craft and all things relevant to writers.
For this session, WGF goes one-on-one with Darren Star, creator and showrunner of Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Sex and the City, Younger and his latest series, Emily in Paris on Netflix. You will learn Star’s process for developing his influential series, his approach for creating iconic characters, and how he’s honed his instinct for defining the Zeitgeist.
The Harvard Student Composers Festival – CompFest – celebrates student composers in all musical genres at Harvard College.
Over the course of four days – December 2-5 – students will present original work and participate in conversations with esteemed faculty members and alumni about the compositional process, and the festival will wrap up with an evening of original works during the CompFest Cabaret. With a kickoff Keynote Dialogue, Young Alumni Composers Panel, faculty and student panels, and a concluding cabaret, CompFest will feature the vast music making talent and diversity at Harvard.
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This single-session monthly workshop focuses on helping you to start tracking your income and expenses in a way that makes sense for artists and creative professionals who don't always earn and spend the same way each month. You will learn how to stop guessing and really get specific about the ways in which money moves in and out of your life.
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You're invited to participate in or attend a worldwide movement installation titled ON DISPLAY GLOBAL (ODG), created by physically-integrated dance company Heidi Latsky Dance. The work is performed by a network of communities around the world each year in honor of the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Harvard Dance Center has been an Ambassador of the work for the past two years, coordinating ON DISPLAY HARVARD at accessible public spaces on Harvard's campus.
This year will be entirely new. Because of COVID-19, ODG will be a 24-hour live, Zoom event that audience members and performers can move into and out of throughout the day.
The Harvard Dance Center has been invited to host one hour of the 24-hour Zoom event. From 5-6pm EST, Harvard participants will perform the work and the Harvard community at large is invited to attend and bear witness.
The Dance Center is thrilled to be partnering with the Harvard Art Museums, the original planned site for ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2020. Previous years' partners have been Harvard Commons, The Smith Campus Center, and Harvard Library.
'Brothers from time to time' is my history of the Cuban revolution as told through the experiences of Emi and Adolfo Rivero, two brothers who took part in the main events.
For years the brothers were mortal enemies but eventually came to be on the same side. Their story is the saga of a nation; their experiences contain vital episodes that the official histories have omitted.
This work had a long road to publication. Reviews have been unanimously positive. Most striking is an essay in The Washington Times whose author saw fit to invoke two Russian novels: The Brothers Karamazov and Doctor Zhivago.
Everyone who registers for this event will get a .pdf of the book's text in advance; just drop me an email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. With this event, my purpose is to make friends for the book. The Harvardwood audience is dear to me, and I hope I will see you on screen for the meeting.
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