Saturday, February 4
2PM @ Loeb Drama Center
The A.R.T. of Human Rights and the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life presented a public conversation on BGLTQ identity development and intergenerational dynamics in college and beyond. Presented in conjunction with the A.R.T.'s production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, the panel featured playwright Paul Lucas, special guests from Harvard, and was moderated by Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Program Director at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. This performance began with a welcome by Harvard BGLTQ Office Director Sheehan Scarborough.
Monday, January 30
7:30PM @ OBERON
A.R.T. of Human Rights: Screening of My Prairie Home with Discussion
Embark on an exploration through the documentary-musical screening of My Prairie Home, in which indie singer Rae Spoon takes us on a playful, meditative and at times melancholic journey. Set against majestic images of the infinite expanses of the Canadian prairies — interviews, performances, and music sequences reveal Spoon’s inspiring process of building a life of their own, as a trans person and as a musician. Tim McCarthy moderated a discussion with Spoon and performance artist NIC Kay about accessibility, process, creation, and the challenges ahead for trans and queer artists.
Tuesday, January 24
6:30PM @ Littauer-140, Goodman
A.R.T. of Human Rights: Deep Water: The Real Story: Film Screening and Discussion
This is the story of how a wave of vicious crime engulfed a community but was invisible to most. A tale of police ineptitude, of a society riddled by homophobia. It’s a story that asks how much a life is worth, which lives are the most valuable, of heartbroken families, of searing grievance. For the first time Deep Water - The Real Story presents the full account of the gay hate crime epidemic that bloodied Sydney’s coastline. It stirs up old cases in the hope that new evidence will rise to the surface. It sheds light on the many deaths officially recorded as ‘unsolved’, ‘suicide’ or ‘death by misadventure’. Could these men also be the victims of gay hate murders?
Monday, April 11
7:30PM @ Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
A.R.T. of Human Rights: Hear Word!
A.R.T. of Human Rights presents a discussion with Ifeoma Fafunwa and Timothy P. McCarthy, Program Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. This conversation is presented in conjunction with Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True. For more information about the production, click here.
Thursday, April 7
7PM @ Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School
Plays That Don't Play: The Drama of Lynching
Beginning in 1916, a group of black women in Washington D.C. came together to protest ceaseless acts of terrorism against African Americans - by writing plays. These plays, which were written over many decades and never commercially produced, focus on the survivors: lynching victims' mothers, siblings and spouses. They tell the stories of women who tried to prevent the violence and how they struggled to endure in its aftermath. The April 7th reading will feature three of these little known plays: Mary Burrill's Aftermath (1919), Georgia Douglas Johnson's A Sunday Morning in the South (1925), and May Miller's Nails and Thorns (1933). The cast includes students from Harvard College, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training, and Northeastern University. The reading will be followed by a panel discussion on the role of theater in confronting racial terrorism, hosted by Timothy P. McCarthy, Program Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. Co-sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School.
Sunday, February 28
4:30PM @ Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
following the 2:00 performance of 1984
A Discussion with Alberto Mora
Alberto Mora was born in 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, and received a B.A. with honors, from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from University of Miami School of Law. He has held positions with the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, in the George H.W. Bush administration as General Counsel to the United States Information Agency, and as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Beginning in 2001, as the General Counsel of the Navy, he led efforts in the Department of Defense to oppose Bush administration legal theories that allowed harsh interrogation tactics at the U.S. detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Mora has been honored for his constitutional heroics, including the Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and by the Distinguished Honor Award from the United States Information Agency.
Saturday, March 5
4:30PM @ Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
following the 2PM performance of 1984
A Discussion with Juliette Kayyem
In government, the academy, private sector and journalism, Juliette Kayyem has served as a national leader in America’s homeland security efforts. Kayyem is founder of one of the few female-owned security businesses and provides strategic advice to a range of companies in technology, risk management, mega-event planning and venture capital. As a faculty member at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, she teaches new leaders in emergency management and national security and has authored several books on homeland security.
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