Social and Racial Justice

Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin speaking at a podium.

Video: HDS 2022 Convocation: 'Legacies of Slavery: Bondage and Resistance'

September 29, 2022

Harvard Divinity School marked the opening of the 2022-23 academic year with its 207th Convocation. Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin delivered the address, titled "Legacies of Slavery: Bondage and Resistance." Brown-Nagin chaired the Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, which issued its report earlier this year.... Read more about Video: HDS 2022 Convocation: 'Legacies of Slavery: Bondage and Resistance'

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Because Past Is Not Even Past

September 2, 2022
“Our capacity to understand and dismantle contemporary injustice depends on our ability and our willingness to reckon with our past,” said Harvard Radcliffe Institute Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, during HDS's 207th Convocation ceremony.
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What Indigenous Leaders Think about Co-Managing Bears Ears with the Feds

July 22, 2022
"A successful co-management model is all about transparency, and having a consensus in sharing of ideas and ways of knowing. We are taught to take care of the land. It’s more of an act of love, not an act of a job," said Cynthia Wilson, Religion and Public Life Native and Indigenous Rights Fellow.
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After Slavery Report, What Next?

May 5, 2022
Melissa Wood Bartholomew, HDS's Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and Erica Williams, a graduate student in divinity, led the group in a libation ceremony—a ritual practiced by cultures and religions around the world.