Harvard Alumni Allyship Series:

Allyship Across Cultures, Countries, and Continents

Connect VIRTUALLY with the Harvard Community - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:00pm Toronto time

WHAT: Global Networking Night (GNN) 2021
WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 3:00pm
WHERE: This is a virtual event hosted by the Harvard Club of Boston - REGISTER HERE

The Harvard Clubs of Boston and Ireland in partnership with Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) from around the globe are honored and delighted to bring the next installment of our Harvard Alumni Allyship Series.

Following our successful events focusing on Anti-Racism Allyship (October) and Allyship with the LGBTQ+ community (November), this month will be a case study in Allyship focusing on Indigenous Peoples.

This event will tell the incredible story of the relationship between the people of Ireland and the Indigenous Peoples of North America—especially the Choctaw, Navajo, and Hopi people. An amazing giving circle was started by a gift of $170 from the Choctaw people to the Irish during the Potato Famine in the mid-1800s. That life-sustaining gift is now being paid forward by the Irish people to the Navajo and Hopi people during their special challenges in the face of COVID-19.

Speakers:

Chief Gary Batton, Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Turtle Bunbury, Irish historian and author of 1847: A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity and Savagery

Ethel Billie Branch, AB '01, JD '08, MPP '08, Former Navajo Nation Attorney General and founder of the Navajo and Hopi families Covid 19 relief fund

Alex Pentek, Irish artist and sculptor of Kindred Spirits Monument in Cork, Ireland

One of our speakers is HAA Elected Director Ethel Branch (former attorney General of the Navajo Nation). Watch this amazing story.

Find out more about the Harvard Alumni Allyship Series.

 

 

When:

3:00PM - 4:00PM Wed 24 Feb 2021 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Virtual Event Instructions:

Register directly with the Harvard Club of Boston: hcboston.clubs.harvard.edu/article.html?aid=186