What is dLOV?
The Different Lenses, One Vision (dLOV) conference was created to foster open and collaborative discussion on the experiences of marginalization through various lenses, with the expressed aim of encouraging inclusive dialogue, idea generation, and dismantling oppression and social isolation. It is a one-week conference where not only Harvard students participate, but also multiple members from other schools and from the Boston community.
When did it start?
dLOV was created at Kent State University in 2014 by former student Morgan Shields, who was greatly supported and influenced by Dr. Morton Gernsbacher (Neuroscientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Today, dLOV exists at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health under the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
It is our hope that dLOV will continue to encourage the cross-pollination of methods, lived-experiences, and visions for increased understanding of various forms of “otherness,” many of which intersect. We hope dLOV will play a part in moving us forward in building inclusive communities both at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with the larger Boston community, and the world.