1:00pm - 2:30pm PT / 4:00pm - 5:30pm ET
The Career Center addresses a central challenge for performing arts and entertainment professionals: navigating the episodic nature of work in the industry. For many, survival work—initiated to make ends meet—ends up draining the creative professional and becoming more of a problem than a solution. This orientation will help you begin to take the necessary steps to identify meaningful work that complements your life in the entertainment business.
More info HERE.
2:00pm - 4:00pm PT / 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET
The Actors Fund Financial Wellness Program seeks to engage, educate and empower performing arts professionals about the role of money in their lives.
This six-week workshop builds on the concepts introduced in Intro to Financial Wellness: Budgeting Nuts & Bolts and focuses on both nurturing a healthy relationship with money and developing practical money management skills as a creative professional. Participants will learn and begin to implement specific strategies for organizing expenses, planning with multiple and/or episodic income, managing and eliminating debt, saving, investing, aligning professional and financial goals, and more.
More info HERE.
1pm - 2:30pm EST
Presented by Harvard Dance Center, this workshop, led by professional Bharatanatyam dancer and biomedical researcher Dr. Shriya Srinivasan, will provide an overview of the physiological principles and anatomy of dance. An interactive session putting theory into practice, participants will learn how to use the musculoskeletal system optimally for dance through best methods for warming up and cooling down the body and strengthening exercises related to injury-prevention and performance. Finally, the class will lead participants to connect their body awareness to the physics of jumps, turns, and more!
More info HERE.
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
His autobiography - “Becoming Dr. Q,” about his journey from migrant farm worker to neurosurgeon - is currently under development for a movie adaptation by Walt Disney Co., Annapurna Pictures and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment. Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa was featured in the second episode of The Surgeon’s Cut, a four-part docuseries produced by BBC Studios for Netflix that won a 2021 BAFTA in the Specialist Factual category and a 2021 Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary. Dr. Quiñones-Hinojosa is co-founder and serves as president of Mission: BRAIN, Bridging Resources and Advancing International Neurosurgery, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation.
More info HERE.
6:00pm PST / 9:00pm EST
Join Harvardwood for a master class in fiction writing for novels with HLS Alumnus Susan Alexander!
Susan Alexander is a graduate of Harvard Law School who has worked as a lawyer in the public interest, along with serving as a federal judge’s law clerk, an arbitrator, a law school professor, and a consultant on legal writing. She has also worked at three Chicago law firms. She earned her AB with highest honors (summa cum laude) from Washington University in St. Louis and an MA in political science from Northwestern University.
Susan now focuses primarily on writing. Her writing has appeared in a wide array of publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the San Francisco Daily Journal, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Baltimore Sun, the New York Daily News, the ABA Journal, and a host of other professional and mainstream publications. She was the first editor of The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, and her short story “Neglect” was a winner in Chicago Lawyer magazine’s first annual fiction competition.
Susan lives in San Francisco. A Quicker Blood, her first novel, was published in 2009. Her second novel, Jealous Mistress, was published in 2011. Red Diana, her third novel, was published in 2018. The protagonist of each novel is a alumna of Harvard Law School, and storylines and characters in each have a strong Harvard connection.
Susan’s blog, Susan Just Writes, has published her comments on a wide variety of topics once a month since 2012.
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Harvardwood will be partnering with an LA homeless organization to organize a donation drive in the New Year to help LA's homeless population.
People experiencing homelessness are being hit hard by COVID and winter weather, so we're looking for volunteers who'd like to give back to the community.
We will be holding intro meetings on both Wednesday, January 13 at 7pm PST and Sunday, January 17 at 3pm PST —you only need to attend one. More details to come shortly.
Please email Ryan at [email protected] if you're interested in volunteering, or if you have any questions in the meantime!