Harvard's annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum

Join the Harvard Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging on February 14–16 for Harvard's annual Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum which will bring the Harvard community together to learn and engage with critical EDIB topics. All Harvard affiliates are invited to attend and participate.  

The Forum will begin with a pre-conference session on February 14, followed by two full days of virtual and in-person keynote speakers and breakout sessions on February 15 and 16.

Register for the 2023 EDIB Forum

Reckoning and Transformation  

This year’s theme, Reckoning and Transformation, invites community members to prioritize truth-seeking,  join in conversations and work together to fully understand the University's history and actions. This reckoning will acknowledge the need for healing and accountability, with the goal of transforming the University today.  

The Forum will elevate and prioritize truth-seeking and reckoning with our past in order to more fully understand our history and actions, and using what we've learned to inform healing, restoration, and accountability in our community. It is essential that the process does not overlook either action, and hence, our decision to uplift both in the theme of the forum.   

The EDIB Forum sessions will explore strategies for grappling with collective trauma, develop equity driven anti-racist practices, confront climate change through an equity lens, and more. 

You can watch some of last year's sessions on the 2022 EDIB Forum playlist on the OEDIB YouTube Channel.

2023 Featured Speakers

Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law; Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University 

Evelynn Hammonds,  Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, T. Chan School of Public Health

Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, Professor at the SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University 

Kelli Mosteller, Executive Director, Harvard University Native American Program 

Monica Ramirez, Founder and President of Justice for Migrant Women

Brenda Tindal, Executive Director, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture 

Sherri Ann Charleston, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Harvard University  

Learn more about the 2023 EDIB Forum