Harvard Law School alumna and disability rights attorney Carrie Griffin Basas delivers the keynote address at the second annual celebration of graduates with disabilities. Photo by Addison Y. Liu | The Harvard Crimson
Harvard Law School alumna and disability rights attorney Carrie Griffin Basas delivers the keynote address at the second annual celebration of graduates with disabilities. Photo by Addison Y. Liu | The Harvard Crimson

Harvard Celebrates Second Graduates with Disabilities Affinity Ceremony

“I hated Harvard,” Basas said. “I felt so alone here.”


Harvard kicked off its affinity graduation celebrations with its second annual celebration of graduates with disabilities in a Monday morning ceremony at the Student Organization Center at Hilles.

The ceremony, which was hosted by Harvard’s Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, was first in a series of ten other affinity celebrations occurring during this week’s Commencement exercises for the Class of 2024.

After Associate Dean for Student Engagement Jason R. Meier gave introductory remarks, Adrian S. Anantawan, a Canadian violinist and graduate of the Graduate School of Education, came to the stage to perform a musical selection from ‘Butterfly Lovers Concerto.’ Read more…


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