“Acts of Healing: Speaking Truth and Sparking Joy"
Join us for the 35th Cultural Rhythms from March 30th to April 1st, 2021, presented by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations!
For almost four decades, Cultural Rhythms has drawn the Harvard community together to celebrate the rich cultural and ethnic diversity of the Harvard College student body. Although this year’s program will not take place on our home stage of Sanders Theatre, students will nevertheless continue to have the place of honor on our virtual mainstage as we uplift student voices, performances, and concerns.
We invite you to several key events:
Tuesday March 30th: “And Scene: Breaking the Cycle of Performative Resilience”, Tuesday, March 30, a Harvard Foundation Cultural Rhythms themed peer dialogue inspired by the work, advocacy, and legacy of this year’s Artist of the Year.
Wednesday, March 31: “Mindful of Race: Embodied Practice & Dialogue” a wellness workshop for BIPOC Harvard undergraduate students with Registered Yoga Teacher Abraham Dejene. We are excited to offer this program in partnership with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion.
Thursday, April 1: “Artist of The Year Ceremony”. We are honored to announce critically-acclaimed actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur Taraji P. Henson as our Artist of the Year in recognition of her notable contributions to film and television, business and innovation, and social justice and mental health advocacy. Her work at the intersections of mental health, social justice, and cultivating joy has directly inspired the 35th Cultural Rhythms theme, “Acts of Healing: Speaking Truth and Sparking Joy".
We are delighted that Taraji will join us virtually for our Artist of the Year celebration on Thursday, April 1, from 5-6:30pm ET. We invite all Harvard affiliates to join us at the live celebration and ceremony! The event will also be livestreamed for the public on our YouTube channel HarvardFoundation.
Previous Artists of the Year are depicted below, with the most recent honorees listed first.