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    One of the critical ongoing health problems exacerbated by the pandemic has been the increase in anxiety and depression in our young adults. This has highlighted the longer-term failures and limitations of our overburdened healthcare system to address these mental illnesses. Often young adults face the stigma of discussing mental health problems and have nowhere to turn for help. This is particularly true for people of color and those in underserved communities.

    Multiple approaches that may be effective are being utilized and others are in development. In addition to medical treatment and medications, other models have been implemented that leverage community resources: peers and families, other partners, and the young adults living with anxiety and depression themselves. Some of these approaches may help reduce the considerable inequities in health care and resources faced by them and the communities in which they live.

    ClassACT HR73 invites you to join us for a discussion of this crisis and these promising opportunities. The forum will be moderated by Deborah (Debbie) Winn, HR73, Ph.D., retired epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, who will be joined by panelists Eugene V. Beresin, MD, MA, Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and senior educator in child and adolescent psychiatry at MGH; Mary Lyons-Hunter, PsyD, Unit Chief of Behavioral Health at the MGH Chelsea Health Care Center, and Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, MD, MS, MAS, Asst. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.



    • April 22, 2023
    • April 23, 2023
    • Charleston, South Carolina

    Don’t look now…but our 50th reunion is officially less than a year away. Before every major reunion members of our class host regional gatherings). Every classmate is invited to every regional event. Attending one or more of these is a great way to reconnect with classmates and get primed for the reunion!

    Click on the Harvard reunion page for more information!


    • April 25, 2023
    • Washington, D.C.

    Don’t look now…but our 50th reunion is officially less than a year away. Before every major reunion members of our class host regional gatherings). Every classmate is invited to every regional event. Attending one or more of these is a great way to reconnect with classmates and get primed for the reunion!

    Click on the Harvard reunion page for more information!


    • April 26, 2023
    • Los Angeles

    Don’t look now…but our 50th reunion is officially less than a year away. Before every major reunion members of our class host regional gatherings). Every classmate is invited to every regional event. Attending one or more of these is a great way to reconnect with classmates and get primed for the reunion!

    *Actual date TBD.

    Click on the Harvard reunion page for more information!

Past events

February 08, 2023 San Francisco Pre-Reunion Regional Gathering
November 11, 2022 Boston Pre-Reunion Regional Gathering
November 02, 2022 NYC Pre Reunion Regional Gathering
October 20, 2022 Half-Earth: Conserving Biodiversity From the Deep Sea to Mt. Everest
September 12, 2022 Voter Suppression: A Cancer in our Body Politic
April 07, 2022 LGBTQ Youth Rights: Protecting the Queer Frontier
March 16, 2022 ClassACT HR73 Presents: A Conversation on Russia's War on Ukraine
December 16, 2021 Can 21st-Century Capitalism Reverse School Failure, Climate Change, and Income Inequality?
October 25, 2021 Climate Change and Water Crises: Drought, Flood, Contamination … and What We Can Do About It
October 19, 2021 JusticeAid Fall Concert: Mavis Staples and Amy Helm
October 19, 2021 JusticeAid Author Talk with Prof. Kris Henning at Busboys & Poets
June 10, 2021 Gerrymandering: Our Democracy At Risk
May 20, 2021 Health Disparities and the COVID-19 Vaccine
March 25, 2021 Racism and the Criminal System: Communities Fight for Justice
January 11, 2021 When the Stage Goes Dark: Performing Arts in COVID Time
November 17, 2020 Schools + COVID = Inequity Amplified
October 20, 2020 Fascism: Are We There Yet?
September 24, 2020 Call to ClassACTion: Turn Out the Vote
July 30, 2020 Health Disparities: Lessons from COVID-19
June 30, 2020 Social Justice and Race in America
June 18, 2020 Game Changer: Sports in the Pandemic Era
May 07, 2020 ClassACT Zoom Forum: Mental Health in the Age of COVID-19
November 01, 2019 Reception for New BBLP Fellow Nadia Rehman
October 22, 2019 JusticeAid Baylor Project Concert
October 15, 2019 JusticeAID Matthew Whitaker Concert
September 28, 2019 Kids Care Everywhere Autumn Soiree
September 10, 2019 Sports Analytics Club: The Benefit of HBCUs Developing Data Science Programs
April 16, 2019 JusticeAid Concert for the Immigrant Defense Center
April 15, 2019 JusticeAid Public Forum on Indefensible: The Atrocity of Crimmigration
April 13, 2019 South Asia Symposium – Challenges Facing the Leaders of Tomorrow
April 12, 2019 Weatherhead Assembly
April 27, 2018 Dinner and Conversation
April 21, 2018 Chicago ClassACT Weekend 2018
May 24, 2017 JusticeAid Concert: Gotta Serve Somebody
May 23, 2017 JusticeAid Panel: Justice, Mental Health, and Incarceration
April 07, 2017 Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program Associate and HR '73 Classmate Dinner
December 05, 2016 Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program Assembly
September 29, 2016 ClassACT Board Retreat
May 14, 2016 ClassACT Weekend 2016
April 19, 2016 Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program Boston Launch Event
February 19, 2016 Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program New York Launch Event
November 20, 2015 White Pony Express
October 15, 2015 ClassACT Weekend 2015
November 12, 2014 Washington D.C. Local-Connection Event: El Rincon

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