“Let’s move past the mourning phase and be ready to fight and act.”
Elementary school students poured through the tunnels of Adams House laughing and shrieking at every turn—handling buckets of candy and enjoying a haunted house organized by the Phillips Brooks House Association and Adams House Committee.
Incorporating art into community outreach poses challenges, but the experiences arts-based service organizations provide also offer unique fulfillment. As the roles of service and art in society remain under debate, initiatives at Harvard that meld the two areas continue to evolve, broadening arts access in surrounding communities and shaping campus artistic life.
Abby D. Duker ‘18 lectures on the history of Harvard President Abbott Lawrence Lowell on Thursday afternoon at the Phillips Brooks House as a part of a teach-in. Titled “Reframing Harvard’s History,” the event received support from the Undergraduate Council and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Amidst ongoing dialogue on campus about social exclusivity, the Phillips Brooks House Association, the College’s student-run umbrella public service organization, hosted an “(in)Formal” party at the Student Organization Center at Hilles on Friday evening in an effort to provide an inclusive social space for students.
Students and workers line the edges of Adams’ Junior Common Room to protest in support of HUDS workers health care benefits. There was a high turnout at the event, which featured leaders from several Harvard college and graduate student groups.
A winter clothing drive collection box sits outside of the Eliot dining hall marked with a flyer that reads “In Memory of Luke Tang.” This week the Phillips Brooks House Association and Harvard Square Homeless Shelter together launched the drive, asking students to donate winter clothing to the homeless.
The drive—organized jointly by Phillips Brooks House and the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter—is collecting winter clothing from students to donate to the homeless through Dec. 9.
The shelter, set to open to young adults between the ages 18 and 24 in December, looks to serve as a “sanctuary” for local homeless youth.
In a discussion about mental health with former Massachusetts Attorney General Martha M. Coakley, College students called on Harvard and student groups to address institutional problems and stigma surrounding mental health on campus.
Leaders of Y2Y look to raise the last $50,000 of a $1.25 million fundraising goal through a crowdsourcing campaign to open a student-run shelter for homeless youth.
The Mission Hill After School Program, Boston’s oldest student-run after school program, found itself scrambling this past summer after it abruptly lost the space it had previously occupied at the Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School.