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Shared Interest Group events in November and December

November-December 2012

The Harvard Alumni Association has approved more than 30 Shared Interest Groups; a complete list appears at http://post.harvard.edu/harvard/
clubs/html/SIGdir.shtml
. Harvard Magazine invites SIGs to share news of their activities in this space. (Send items to [email protected], using SIG in the “class year” line.)

 

Harvard Arab Alumni Association

HAAA and the Arab and MENA student groups at Harvard are organizing the sixth annual Harvard Arab Weekend at Harvard, November 8-11.  Entitled “Sustaining the Arab Spring­—Avoiding the Fall,” the conference will critically assess the Arab world’s most pressing social, economic, and political challenges and demystify stereotypes long-held about the Arab world. For more details, visit www.HarvardArabWeekend.org.

 

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus

HGLC co-hosts events in Los Angeles and New York this season. On November 11, Ivy Pride Alliance LA offers a chance to tour the Automobile Driving Museum and drink cocktails next to classic planes (details at http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2012/121111SoCal.html). In New York on November 14, the Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni Fall Dinner features the award-winning short Shabbat Dinner (details at http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2012/121114NYC.html). And HGLC’s UK chapter holds a Winter Holiday Party in London on December 7 (contact Javier Romero at [email protected] for details).

 

Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization

HVAO has new leadership in co-presidents Yinon Weiss, M.B.A. ’11, and Jonas Akins ’01, M.B.A. ’12. We invite all Harvard veterans and service members to join us, in uniform, at the celebration of Veterans Day in Memorial Church on Sunday, November 11, at 11 a.m. For updates on this and other activities and events, check our Facebook page and website, www.harvardveterans.org.

 

Harvardwood   

On November 1, the Harvardwood Film Festival, in partnership with the Los Angeles Film School, will screen the critically lauded Sundance documentary, The Queen of Versailles, directed by Lauren Greenfield ’87 [see Montage]. Join us for a Q&A with Lauren after the screening. Register at www.harvardwood.org. And in December, celebrate the holiday season with Harvardwood from coast to coast: join us for holiday parties in Los Angeles and New York! Visit www.harvardwood.org for more details.

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