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Celebrating 20 Years of Impact:
Rappaport Art Prize Winner Titus Kaphar Featured in New York Magazine-See Titus Kaphar’s Paintings About Black Motherhood
Kaphar describes his latest paintings, From a Tropical Space, as a “surrealist, fictional Afro-futuristic narrative” about black mothers and the disappearance of their children. May 8, 2020.
The prestigious Rappaport Fellows program places students from Boston area law schools at the highest levels of state and local government in Massachusetts. April 9, 2020.
Rappaport Art Prize Winner Daniela Rivera on social isolation: 'Artists are so well suited to adapt to these circumstances.' Via The Boston Globe
Daniela Rivera, who last year was awarded the deCordova Sculpture Part and Museum’s Rappaport Prize, makes installation work that contends with societal trauma. She’s an associate professor at Wellesley College. March 18, 2020.
Leading state and national experts examine the change that is happening now and what is needed in the future to fix our broken criminal justice system. Taped on March 10, 2020.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian
U.S. Senator Ed Markey,
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins
Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan
Senator Will Brownsberger
Presented by the Rappaport Center for Law & Public Policy.
On Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, Harvard Law School hosted the inaugural Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum, the first in an ongoing series of discussions designed to promote and model full, vigorous, and civil discourse on critical and complicated issues facing our community, our nation, and our world.
Funded by the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, the Rappaport Forum honors Jerry Rappaport ’47, who founded the HLS Forum in 1946 to invite speakers to address issues facing the world post-World War II.
Coming Full Circle- The Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum, a new HLS speaker series, seeks to promote productive public discourse on contested issues-Via Harvard Law Today
“We want to build on the forum’s original approach of supporting the discussion of public affairs and the importance of the Socratic method to the legal process and to achieving truth,” said Rappaport. February 13, 2020.