Racial & Gender Equity

Social Impact Review

EDITOR'S NOTE

January 20, 2021

On this cold January day, as the sun beamed through the grey clouds, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took the oath of office as the 46th President of the United States, expressing infinite hope and representing strong winds of change blowing through a Washington, DC, locked down, yet still proud. American flags were dancing on the steps of the Capitol and all along the great stretch of the National Mall. Today, on the very Capitol steps where two...

Read more about EDITOR'S NOTE
DPatrick

POST-ELECTION SERIES: A 2020 Presidential Candidate of Color Reflects on the New President-Elect - An Interview with Governor Deval Patrick

November 19, 2020

By Mary Jo Meisner

Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Deval Patrick came to Massachusetts at 14, when he was awarded a scholarship to attend Milton Academy. After Harvard College & Law School, he clerked for a federal appellate judge and then launched a career as an attorney and business executive, becoming a staff attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a partner at two Boston law firms and a senior executive at two Fortune 50 companies. In...

Read more about POST-ELECTION SERIES: A 2020 Presidential Candidate of Color Reflects on the New President-Elect - An Interview with Governor Deval Patrick
Marta Lucia Ramirez

Women's Economic Empowerment: A Critical Tool for Post-Pandemic Economic Repowering in Colombia

October 6, 2020

By Marta Lucía Ramírez de Rincón, Vice President of the Republic of Colombia

National economies weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic must take measures that include comprehensive actions for women's economic empowerment, as a prerequisite for a sustainable recovery. This is an opportunity, albeit amid adversity, for economic growth and to redouble efforts to achieve the...

Read more about Women's Economic Empowerment: A Critical Tool for Post-Pandemic Economic Repowering in Colombia
KCrockettProfile

Combating Systemic Racism From City Hall: An Interview with Boston’s First-Ever Chief of Equity, Karilyn M. Crockett

September 30, 2020

By Mary Jo Meisner

Over the last several years, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has made diversity, equity and inclusion a stated hallmark of his Administration, but questions about whether systemic change was occurring fast enough continued to persist. After the murder of George Floyd in May, Walsh...

Read more about Combating Systemic Racism From City Hall: An Interview with Boston’s First-Ever Chief of Equity, Karilyn M. Crockett
LC

Supporting Indigenous Communities’ Resilience in the Face of COVID-19: An Interview with Victor A. Lopez-Carmen

September 30, 2020

By Lisa Dreier

When the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading globally in early 2020, Victor Lopez-Carmen knew that it represented an existential threat to Indigenous communities. As one of the only Native American student currently at Harvard Medical School and Co-Chair of the ...

Read more about Supporting Indigenous Communities’ Resilience in the Face of COVID-19: An Interview with Victor A. Lopez-Carmen