Harvard Votes Challenge

The Harvard Votes Challenge is a nonpartisan initiative that strives to build a civic culture at Harvard University by increasing voter registration and participation among students, staff, and faculty. 

For more information visit voteschallenge.harvard.edu

Talking to Kids About Politics and the Election

A must-listen! If you think your kids aren’t paying attention to politics, think again. On this episode of the Equal Parts podcast, Dr. Christia Spears Brown, a professor of Developmental Psychology and director of the Center for Equality and Social Justice at the University of Kentucky, explains how you can talk to your kids about politics, partisanship, and elections — in language they will understand. 

For more information, visit https://workplace.care.com/podcast-talking-to-kids-about-politics-and-the-election

Community Spaces for Affinity Groups

Drop-in sessions for self-care and wellness every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 5:00-6:00pm. 

Hosted by Harvard Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging and Harvard University Health Services.

 

Register for any of the sessions below here: 

https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0BSmF7xp7OzwbLT

 

10/6 Non POC / Allies for people w. marginalized identities -

10/8 International

10/13 LGBTQ -

10/15 People w. disabilities

10/20 BIPOC / Multiracial -

10/22 Indigenous / Native American

10/27 Latinx -

10/28 Black / African American -

10/29 Asian / Asian American

Navigating Difficult Moments in the Classroom

Between the heated rhetoric of the election, the structural inequalities and stresses associated with the pandemic, and the heightened awareness of racial injustice, it’s quite possible that your classroom may be the site of some particularly challenging conversations this month (and beyond). It’s normal to feel some anxiety about whether you’re prepared for all of these conversations. Yet if you and your students have created some shared norms and practices that allow you to work through moments of stress and difficulty, they can be some of the most rewarding moments for all involved. Our resources on inclusive teaching include guidance on how to navigate difficult moments in the classroom.