Support a Unique Non-Profit Over Memorial Day Weekend
Escape Velocity partners with NASA to create a 3-day convention that combines real science with pop culture to engage and inspire learners of all ages. This event also includes hands-on STEAM activities for kids. Last year, over 4,000 people came to the event! This year, the weekend includes over 100 speaker panels, tech and arts workshops, a film festival, museum gallery, cosplay, and a full size Millennium Falcon cockpit from Star Wars!
Escape Velocity will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center in Oxon Hill MD from May 25 to May 27. We have two great opportunities to get involved this year!
- VOLUNTEER: Escape Velocity is 100% volunteer run! Choose a shift (or multiple shifts!) that work for your schedule. Simply fill out the volunteer form to indicate your availability: https://escapevelocity.events/staff-volunteers/. Volunteers must be 18 or older. All volunteers will receive a free weekend pass to enjoy the event when not on duty. This will be a joint community service activity with the Harvard Club of Washington!
- ATTEND: Can't volunteer, but still want to attend? Get a day pass, or a weekend pass, and meet us for some excellent speaker panels, evening events, and family-friendly kids activities! ANHW Members can purchase discounted tickets with the code 'HARVARD20' at https://escapevelocity.events/registration-ticket. Feel free to bring family and friends! Kids 10 and under are free.
ANHW will have the following meet ups over the event:
- Saturday, 11AM: Literature Panel Discussion:
Female Embodiment in the Post-Apocalyptic Survival Narrative
The 50th Anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey,
Lecture, Film Screening, Book Signing, and Gallery Tour
Sunday 12pm to 3pm:
Families Meet Up in the Exhibit Hall Kids Zone (kids of all ages are welcome!)
Escape Velocity is a local, 100% volunteer-run nonprofit organization.
For any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Miller, ANHW DC Chapter member
at Cisco Systems
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
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At the Emerald Library Theater, Leverett House, Harvard College
An Interactive Workshop for Harvard Women Facilitated by Joan Bragar ’76, EdD ‘90, a leadership development and coaching expert.
Doors open at 6 pm for informal networking and refreshments.
Many barriers have fallen since women got the vote in America almost one hundred years ago. But sadly, we are still facing enormous challenges to full participation in public life.
Recent events have shown that many women have the principled and courageous leadership that is needed to face these challenges. Our voices and perspectives continue to be essential in both the private and public sectors.
We continue to face barriers to full participation as leaders. Though many of these barriers are subtle and unconscious, we are dismayed to see that recent political events have promoted the acceptance of explicit discrimination and sexism.
We need to support each other as we learn how to sustain our accomplishments, and move forward to balanced leadership in our organizations and in society.
Come to a dialogue to learn and share with Harvard women:
- How do we build on and sustain the progress of the past century?
- How can we have our voices heard in all spheres of public life?
- How can we support each other to ensure that women can lead effectively in the current climate?
Refreshments: Refreshments and light savory and sweet snacks will be served
Speaker: Joan Bragar ’76, EdD ‘90; Joan’s website: http://bostonleadership.com/
Reservation fee $5
Contact and Questions
Siri Uotila, Harvard AB, '10, MBA '16, MPP '16, ANHW Steering Committee Member, email@example.com
at the Artistry on the Green at the Inn at Hastings Park, Lexington, MA
Fall is in the air! Join us for a small group dinner. Capped at 12 guests, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know fellow ANHW members better.
We are asking members to reserve their spot with a $25 deposit. This payment will be applied to your dinner bill on the night of the meal, and you will be responsible for paying the remainder of your dinner bill. (You can view the menu here to get a sense of what food the restaurant offers.
Should the event be sold out, you can sign up for the waitlist to be notified if there is a cancellation.
We hope to see you there!
ANHW Steering Committee
Reserve your seat today
Contact and Questions
Alexa Ing Stern, Harvard AB '12, Cornell MBA '17, ANHW Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the women of the Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) and the Association of Tufts Alumnae (ATA) for an evening of cocktails and conversation in Cambridge!
at the Nubar, Sheraton Commander Hotel,
16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
Light appetizers will be served. Registration $5, required.
ATA and ANHW are collaborating for the first time to connect women in the Boston area. Come by to meet Jumbo and Crimson friends new and old and kick off the "school year" once again. Help us build a relationship between these groups and network with other professional women.
KNAFEL CENTER, RADCLIFFE YARD
Dava Sobel, science writer
Sobel will speak about her forthcoming book, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, which tells the story of the women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.Register and join us.
In the Phillips Brooks House, Parlor Room, Harvard Yard
Sarah Hurwitz: The Power of Your Words: Finding Your Most Authentic, Influential Voice
Senior Speech Writer for President Obama and Chief Speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama
You and your spouse or partner are warmly invited to attend. No admission charge.
The lecture series was established by three of Peggy’s Radcliffe fellow alums in recognition of her leadership of the Committee for the Equality of Women at Harvard (CEWH), an organization she helped create and advance throughout its 30 year lifespan. Her tenacious spirit and unwavering vision and dedication to women’s advancement prompted her former CEWH colleagues and the Harvard College Women’s Center to partner in honoring her legacy of fearless leadership.
Social Entrepreneurship—Creating Sustainable Solutions to Tackle Social, Environmental, and Health Challenges
ANHW and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Program at Harvard sponsor a presentation by Dr. Teresa Chahine, Social Entrepreneurship Program Leader at the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The Harvard College Women's Center is a co-sponsor.
Dr. Chahine’s topic is “Building Social Ventures: 12 Steps Towards Creating Sustainable Change.”
Her recent book (2016) is entitled Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship.
The talk, free of charge, is open to all alumnae/alumni, students, faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as the interested public, on
Wednesday, March 8, 5:30 p.m., Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard (location to be fully confirmed).
Dr. Chahine states that her “two passions are sustainable development and social entrepreneurship,” conducted under corporate, non-profit, or government auspices.
On the grassroots level, Teresa spends most of her time in her home country of Lebanon, where she launched Alfanar in 2012. Alfanar is a venture philanthropy organization supporting social entrepreneurs in Lebanon and Egypt since 2004. Today she serves as Alfanar's innovation advisor, working to build external partnerships and collaborations; and learning from best practices of other grassroots organizations around the world. To learn more about her work and how you can get involved, visit alfanar.org and chgeharvard.org. Connect @teresachahine
Please mark your calendar for my first public reading on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00pm at the Harvard Bookstore for my new book from Beacon Press, Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense.
Caroline Light, Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard College.
Please join us at the Nubar, Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA (just past Radcliffe Yard) - nibbles and conversation - buy your own drinks. Look forward to seeing you there.
Please join the Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women for an informal networking dinner during Women's Weekend. Dinner will be at Tasty Burger in Harvard Square (40 JFK Street) following the opening reception on Friday, November 4th.
Attendees will purchase their own food and drink. We will have space reserved for our group in the downstairs dining room. We hope you can join us!
Space is limited -please register now.
The DC chapter of the Alumnae-i Network of Harvard Women (ANHW) would like to invite you to the next in our ongoing series of networking/social happy hours, which will be held on October 17 at Teaism in Penn Quarter from 6 to 8:30 PM.
Location: Teaism, 400 8th St NW, downstairs area-- Archives OR Gallery Place Metro Station
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Cost: Free - however, since Teaism is providing the space, we encourage everyone to purchase a drink and/or food.
Appetizers, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, and other food are available for purchase in the upstairs cafe.
Space is limited. Please register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anhw-dc-october-social-tickets-28067609977 by Friday, October 14.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Joan P. Schwartz, President, DC Chapter of ANHW
We all hope to see you there!
Join us for the first-ever Harvard Alumni Association Virtual Speakers Bureau event on Thursday, May 19th at 6:30 pm EST. Connect with fellow alumnae/i around the world and have the chance to hear from Professor Caroline Light, lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Director of Undergraduate Studies, on her recent research and scholarship.
Professor Light will be speaking on “Stand Your Ground: a Feminist History of Self-Defense.” In her talk, she will unpack contemporary associations of lethal self-defense with good or “law-abiding” citizenship and she will explore the intersection of gender and race in the American Armed Citizen ideal to better understand how contemporary “Stand Your Ground” laws (and culture) affect women and people of color. Professor Light’s newest book, Stand Your Ground: America’s Love Affair with Deadly Self-Defense, will be published in 2017.
Following her remarks, she will take questions from the virtual audience. The webinar will conclude at 8:00 pm.
Please register to attend the event by Friday, May 13th. Once you are registered, you will receive instructions on downloading WebEx, the online platform that the event will be utilizing.
In advance of the Harvard Women’s Weekend this fall, the HAA and partnering Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are organizing several related “pre-reunion” events – and you can enjoy this webinar from the comfort of your own home or with a group of alums.
Thank you for your interest in Women of Color Matter! We are currently at capacity, but if you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Harvard Alumni Education at email@example.com.
Join local alumnae and the Harvard Alumni Association for the inaugural Harvard Alumnae of Color Speaker Series event featuring Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer prize-winning author and the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, interviewed by Jeannie Park AB ’83, former Executive Editor of People Magazine, for an inspiring and thought-provoking fireside chat exploring the unique and also universal issues we face as women of color.
The Harvard Alumnae of Color Speaker Series is a new alumnae-led event series meant to inspire connections among the University’s diverse community of minority women. Through these conversations, we hope not only to break down silos separating different racial and ethnic groups, but also to provide support and promote discussion around important issues for women of color.
A networking reception with light refreshments to follow the program.
Harvard Recent Graduates (Classes of 2010 – 2015): $20.00
Harvard Alumni and Friends of the Harvard community: $25.00
Harvard Club of New York Members: Complimentary—Please register here
Current Harvard Students: Complimentary
Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, a professor of history in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and formerly the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford (2014-2015). Dr. Gordon-Reed won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton, 2009), a subject she had previously written about in Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (University Press of Virginia, 1997). She is also the author of Andrew Johnson (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2010). Her most recently published book (with Peter S. Onuf) is “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (Liveright Publishing, 2016). Her honors include a fellowship from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, a Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities, a MacArthur Fellowship, the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Award, and the Woman of Power & Influence Award from the National Organization for Women in New York City. Dr. Gordon-Reed was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and is a member of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Jeannie Park AB '83 is the former executive editor of People Magazine and a leader in diversity efforts in the field of journalism. Ms. Park spent over 22 years at Time Inc., working atTime, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly and People and co-founding the company's Asian-American affinity group. In 1987, she served as the founding president of the New York chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and is currently a facilitator for its Executive Leadership Program. For the last eight years, she has devoted her time to non-profit organizations. She is Vice-Chair of the Board of the Third Street Music School Settlement, the country's oldest community music school, andsits on the advisory councils of the Network for Korean American Leaders and the Korean American Community Foundation. Ms. Park is First VP of the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance and co-chaired the organization’s successful inaugural Summit in 2010. She is also an organizer of the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, formed to ensure that diversity remains a priority in the 2016 Harvard Overseers election.
Contact: HAA Alumni Education | firstname.lastname@example.org| 617-495-1920
Attendance Policy: Open to students | Open to alumni | Registration required
Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible event