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​Women of Color Matter: A Conversation with Professor Gordon-Reed

  • West Room, Harvard Club of New York , 35 West 44th Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)

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

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 atTimeInStyleEntertainment 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 || 617-495-1920

Attendance Policy: Open to students | Open to alumni | Registration required

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible event

Sponsors: Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women | Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance | Harvard Black Alumni Society | Harvard Club of New York City