“Mercy, mercy me, things aren’t what they used to be.”… Marvin Gaye
“They paved paradise and put up a parking lot”…. Joni Mitchell
“Look at Mother Nature on the run in the 1970s”…. Neil Young
Where were you on that spring day during our Freshman year? For most of us, mitigating the effects of climate change isn’t happening fast enough, but much has been accomplished since April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day. Back then there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Endangered Species Act and no UN COP Climate Change conferences. Did you gather on the Boston Common that day with 20 million other people nationwide to voice concerns about smog, polluted water and silent springs? How did being a Harvard/Radcliffe student that day influence your thinking about the environment? Have you dedicated your career to the planet? Do you and your family reduce, recycle and reuse or have solar panels on your roof? Are you anxious about the world we are leaving our children and grandchildren? Our 50th Reunion allows us to take stock, compare notes and, perhaps, as we did in 1970, continue to achieve change together.
ClassACTors Changing the World
Here are the classmate videos we have already created. The playlist might be hard to see!
Here's how to access it:
For almost 50 years many in the Class of ‘73 have taken our college passions and continued to work, in ways large and small, towards a more equitable, responsible and engaged community. This pursuit has taken on many forms. Over the next several months, with Rick Brotman ‘73 at the helm, ClassACT HR73 intends to create a series of videos illustrating the stories of how our classmates are working towards positive change in their communities, the nation and the world.
If you would like to be interviewed about a project you are doing or an organization you are affiliated with, please fill out the form below and someone from the ClassACT HR73 team will get back to you. Let’s celebrate the work we’ve been doing to change the world!
50TH REUNION INFORMATION
May 30 - June 2, 2023
(dates subject to change)
Link to the Harvard Reunion Page containing current Reunion updates
Link to Class Connect so you can search for a classmate by name, state or country, house affiliation, area of issue interest, or project involvement. You'll need to log into the website to access this tool.
Link to the Radcliffe Freshman Register
50th Pre-Reunion Events
*More information on the Harvard reunion page