Lady Gaga to launch foundation at Harvard next month

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Lady Gaga will make her way to Massachusetts next month to officially launch her new non-profit charitable organization, the Born This Way Foundation. Along with her and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, Gaga will host a kick-off event on Wednesday, February 29 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre.

She will be joined by some very special guests as she personally unveils BTWF before a crowd of policy makers, non-profit organizations, foundation leaders and youth themselves who are working to create a kinder and braver world. The one-day event will be co-hosted by BTWF, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The California Endowment.

“My daughter’s foundation was born out of her passion to create a better world where people are kinder and nicer to one another and are accepted for who they are, regardless of how different they may be,” said Cynthia Germanotta in a press release. “She has experienced many of the struggles that our youth encounter today, and identifies with the lasting effects they can have without proper support. Together, we look forward to creating a new movement that will engage and empower youth and accept them as valuable members of our society.”

The foundation has partnered with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment and The Berkman Center at Harvard to explore the best ways to reach youth and create a new culture of kindness, bravery, acceptance and empowerment. The Born This Way Foundation will address issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development and advocacy. With a focus on digital mobilization to create positive change, the foundation aims to lead youth into a braver new society where each individual is accepted and loved as the person they were born to be. For the kick-off event, the foundation is partnering with the Harvard Graduate School of Education to raise awareness of these issues and to provide insights on reducing all types of bullying.

“We share the spirit of the Born This Way Foundation in our commitment to inspire social change, empower youth, and foster moral communities,” said Dean Kathleen McCartney of the Harvard Graduate School of Education in a press release. “It is an honor to host this historic event on our campus.”

Additional details on the Born This Way Foundation kick-off event will be announced closer to the event date. For more information on the organization, please visit the Born This Way Foundation website.

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