Politics of Race and Ethnicity

Created in the fall of 2014, the Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) program works to create a sustained, nuanced, welcoming and informed discussion on the intersection of race, ethnicity and politics. The group holds weekly discussions throughout the semester on a range of topics, including race at Harvard, racial housing disparities in the United States, the legacy of the Civil Rights movement and a #blacklivesmatter versus #alllivesmatter debate. PRE also collaborates with other IOP programs, including the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, by participating in relevant events. Past collaborations include a panel discussion on “50 Years After the Voting Rights Act” and a screening of the new movie “Selma.” 

Chaired by: Simone Abegunrin and Karla Alvarado | SAbegunrin@college.harvard.edu and KAlvarado@college.harvard.edu