PBHA’s Puerto Rico program was one of four service trips run by the organization from March 11 to 18 and was the latest effort on behalf of Harvard students to support people affected by the storm.
“I think that it is never too hard to give back a little because a little given downwards will go a long way for people who really need it,” Siegelaub said.
“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.