Join us over dinner as award-winning journalist and author A’Lelia Bundles ’74 joins former Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust to discuss her latest book, Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury.
A poignant, lovely memoir, Necessary Trouble recounts President Faust’s experiences as a privileged white girl in conservative, segregated Virginia, who was expected to adopt a willful blindness to the inequities of race and the constraints of gender, and her galvanizing inability to accept both female subordination and racial hierarchy. Despite her family’s (and society at large’s) urging to become “well adjusted” and fill the role of a poised young lady that her upbringing imposed, she found resistance was necessary for her survival. During the 1960s, through her love of learning and her active engagement in the civil rights, student, and antiwar movements, Drew forged a path of her own―one that would eventually lead her to become a historian of the very conflicts that were instrumental in shaping the world she grew up in, as well as a leader in the field of education, and the first female president of Harvard University.
Mixed Greens Salad
Grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrot and croutons with ranch dressing and balsamic vinaigrette
Tuscan Chicken (GF)
Grilled chicken breast fresh vegetables
with tomato, artichoke, capers and basil
Herb Marinated Halibut (GF)
topped with a lemon butter sauce and watercress
Roasted Black Bean Cake (Vegan)
topped with wilted spinach and carrot purée
Roasted Haricots Verts & Baby Carrots (Vegan, GF)
Herbed Couscous (Vegan)
Chef’s assorted sweets
Plus beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee & tea