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Harvard Hosts ‘Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging’ Forum

Harvard Hosts ‘Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging’ Forum

“There is a wealth of expertise here at Harvard, and the Forum is an opportunity for all of us, me included, to learn with and from nationally recognized experts.”

The academic left is not backing off of advancing DEI policies. In fact, they’re doubling down.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

‘Better and Stronger’: Harvard Hosts Second Annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum

Harvard students and affiliates participated in the University’s second annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum last week under the theme “Reckoning and Transformation,” gathering for keynote speakers, mixers, and performances.

The three-day forum — which was hosted in a hybrid format by the Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging — included speakers from the Harvard Museum of Science and Culture, the Harvard University Native American Program, and Harvard’s faculty.

The forum featured a keynote speech from founder and president of Justice for Migrant Women Moníca Ramírez and a conversation with vice provost Sarah Bleich, who will oversee the implementation of Harvard’s Legacy of Slavery initative.

Harvard’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Sherri A. Charleston, who both attended and spoke at the event, wrote in an email to The Crimson that the forum was intended to provide Harvard affiliates with an opportunity to learn about diversity initiatives.

“The EDIB Forum, for me, is about passing the mic to those who don’t regularly have opportunities to participate, share ideas, or ask questions on a University-wide platform,” Charleston wrote. “There is a wealth of expertise here at Harvard, and the Forum is an opportunity for all of us, me included, to learn with and from nationally recognized experts.”

The event included discussion around Harvard’s reckoning with its legacy of slavery, Gen Z activism, and the ethical stewardship of the Harvard Museum Collections.

The forum occurred in light of controversy surrounding the stewardship of the remains of 19 individuals of African, African-American, and Brazilian descent who were likely to have been enslaved. According to a report by the University’s Steering Committee on Human Remains in Harvard Museum Collections, Harvard museums house the remains of more than 22,000 human individuals.

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Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum?

Here, I’ll fix it:
Justice
Belonging
Inclusion
Diversity
Equity
Nonsense

And that spells J BIDEN

The Gentle Grizzly | February 21, 2023 at 7:27 pm

🎼🎶 I’m BIDEn my ti-ime,
That’s the kind of bear I am…

They’re just looking to make this as big a disruption as possible. The easy way would have been to ask some recognized people in the relevant communities what to do with the remains, and do whatever they said. Then no excuse for this conference and all this stuff.

“The forum occurred in light of controversy surrounding the stewardship of the remains of 19 individuals of African, African-American, and Brazilian descent who were likely to have been enslaved.”

I remember the old days when “we all belonged to the government” — oh wait, that was a 2012 DNC slogan- that was absolutely not about people being property of the government, they said, strenuously.