The event will include musicians such as Healthcare Associate (HCA) Clinical Administrative Assistant (CAA) Sterling Lyder, who will be singing with his young daughters, and Medical Assistant (MA) Fantastic Remy with his Haitian Kompa group, as well as HMS pediatrician Dr. Lisa Wong with two second year HMS students in a violin, viola and cello trio playing Bach's Goldberg Variations, a DGH fiddle playing duo, a harpsichordist from the NE Conservatory who will play "Suite in A Minor, GWV 150 by Christoph Graupner" and a small children's choir from the Boston School of Music Arts. Jade River, a Chinese dance group, will perform. Multiple artists will be exhibiting their art–including paintings, photography, sculpture and quilts. Invited poets include two HMS students and Dr. Leonor Fernandez of HCA. MC's for the evening include Dr. Ammu Susheela, BIDMC researcher and "Miss West Pacific 2018-2019" and Lanny Smith.
The evening will finish with cinema, a film on Women's Rights in Iran introduced by Dean Simin Meydani, Vice Provost of Research at Tufts University.
Harvard Premier! Everything is Fine Here [in Persian/Farsi with English subtitles] by cinematographer Pourya Azarbayjani-Dow
Synopsis: On the verge of her marriage, Arghavan, 25, is gang-raped in a deserted area of Tehran. In a strict, conservative society where young women are expected to be virgins before marriage, this is a crime and a catastrophe. The crime is that of her assailants; the catastrophe is hers. Overwhelmed by rumours, her life begins turning into a nightmare.
This event is meant to be an affirmation of diversity and inclusion, and as such is co-sponsored by Doctors for Global Health, the BIDMC ODICA (Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Career Advancement) and the Academy at Harvard Medical School.