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Dean’s Office Special Event: 400 Years of Inequality

October 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This past August marked 400 years since the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans on North American shores. At a crucial juncture in our national and global history, this anniversary is a chance not only to consider the central role that slavery played in our foundation, but also to contextualize discussions around contemporary race issues in the US.

This event is part of a broader movement across schools of public health to observe ā€œ400 Years of Inequality,ā€ acknowledging the systemic and persistent inequalities and injustices perpetuated by the slave trade. Speakers include Dean Michelle A. Williams, Harvard FXB Director Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Professor Evelynn M. Hammonds and Professor Linda Villarosa.

For more information about the event, including keynote speaker bios, click here.

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Photo Illustration by Ben S. Wallace / Harvard Chan / Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University / Creative Commons Public Domain


October 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Kresge Building First Floor