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Volunteer Opportunity for Harvard Kennedy School Affiliates

The Shorenstein Center’s Initiative for Institutional Anti-Racism and Accountability (IARA) is collaborating with the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy to bring Undesign the Redline to Harvard’s Kennedy School. We are looking for volunteers to be trained to give tours of the interactive exhibit. The exhibit will be up at the Wiener Center from October 6th through December 6th, 2019.

Please sign up here to attend a training session and become a volunteer tour guide. Hours are flexible, and volunteers will be able to sign up for tour shifts that work with their schedule.

From Undesign the Redline’s websiteUndesign the Redline is a framework for unearthing our most deep, systemic and entangled crises. This interactive exhibit, workshop series and curriculum explores the history of structural racism and classism, how these designs compounded each other from 1938 Redlining maps until today, and how WE can come together to undesign these systems with intentionality.

The signature piece of the Undesign the Redline project, this traveling exhibit invites participants to learn the history, interact with the stories and invent the future of undoing structural inequities. Become a part of a larger conversation, as many of the elements of the exhibit have been inspired by and added to by those who have visited previous installations. The exhibit has been in pop-up store fronts, abandoned buildings, social impact conferences, corporate headquarters and on the street. To Undesign Redlining, we need to connect all of these people and places.

Volunteers are needed to help guide visitors’ experience of the exhibit. This opportunity is open to anyone with an HKS affiliation, including staff, students, and others. Please share with your friends and colleagues who might be interested!

Trainings will be held on Monday, October 7th at 10:30 am, 1pm, 2p, and 3p and again Tuesday October 8th, at 11 am and 1pm.  Sign up for a training session here.

You need to attend only one training session to be a tour guide. Please direct any questions to miriam_aschkenasy@hks.harvard.edu.