In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), LIDS & WLA are arranging a two-week-long photography exhibit featuring portraits of women that inspire (and are nominated by) the students, faculty and staff at Harvard Law School. The installation will be in first and second-floor hallways of Wasserstein Hall from March 3-March 14 and will serve to recognize and reflect women in the field of law and policy who are making meaningful and inspirational contributions in their fields. For several featured women, HLS community members who nominated them have recorded short audio clips about why the woman he or she nominated has been inspiration in his or her life. We encourage you to listen to these clips as you visit the exhibit.
The Nominees portraits will also be posted online to under the “Nominees” tab by Monday, March 3. By visiting the “Nominees” tab, you can view the photos and biographies of the featured women. You can also listen to individual audio clips recorded by some of the nominators by clicking on their individual page or by subscribing below. Enjoy!
Audio Component: HLS Voices
This exhibit features women in the field of law and policy who have inspired members of the Harvard Law School community. Students, faculty and staff nominated each woman in this exhibit for being an inspiration to his or her career. The nominators’ kind words have been incorporated into each honoree’s biography. Several portraits have accompanying audio clips about the honoree’s impact on a member of the HLS community. We encourage you to listen to the accompanying podcasts as you enjoy the exhibit.
Inspiring Change, Inspiring Us aims to highlight the important place of women in all legal fields and to recognize both the well-known and the unsung heroines in our lives. We hope these images serve to inspire you to make change in your chosen field and to appreciate the work that has already been done to pave the way.
A note from the organizers
The portrait installation you see today started from a discussion last fall between Vivian Ban of the Harvard Women’s Law Association (WLA) and Becky Wolozin and Raj Banerjee of the Harvard Law and International Development Society (LIDS) about how their two organizations could work together. This idea came out of that conversation and evolved into this exhibit lining the halls of Wasserstein Hall and highlighting over sixty portraits of inspiring women.
Over the past few months, we have been deeply honored by the outpouring of support from the Harvard Law School Community in making this project come to life. Not only have the law school’s administrative offices worked closely with us to coordinate this installation, but students and student organizations have donated their time and resources, many sponsoring portraits for the exhibit. The process of putting this together has been a lesson in gratitude and admiration for the ability of the Harvard Law School community to thank and recognize the women who have been an important and motivating part of our own stories. We are truly touched. Putting this project together exposed us to the incredible work of all of these women and has been a constant inspiration to us. We thank you for attending this special reception and hope these portraits and stories will inspire you as well.
Becky, Vivian, and Raj