Ethnic or Cultural Groups
In the past three decades, as the Harvard community has diversified, the Foundation has stepped up its role in supporting the activities and collaboration of student organizations, transforming the way that it influences cultural dialogue on campus.
Thomas F. Burke, the chief of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at Massachusetts General Hospital, argued that the greatest inequality on earth is health care for women in poor countries during a talk at Ticknor Lounge on Tuesday.
The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square is trying to increase its knowledge of Chinese culture. Over the past two years, the number of visitors from China has roughly doubled.
At a discussion Wednesday evening, students explored the dangers of allowing others to project unauthentic characteristics of their identity.
Irfan Mahmud ‘16, an intern at the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, leads a discussion on the roles students assume in different social settings in the Leverett House Fairfax Hall common room.
The Japanese army killed around 10,000 Chinese civilians, Russians, and American prisoners of war while testing biological weaponry during World War II, but the U.S. government withheld knowledge of the fatal tests. Even though the episode has often been overshadowed, it played a significant role in America’s ethical history, according to professor David S. Jones ’97 at the Ethics of Human Experimentation, a discussion hosted by the Harvard Undergraduate Bioethics Society Monday night.
Elaine Dong '16 performs a cultural dance, "The Mongol" at FEAST hosted by the Asian-American Association in Quincy dining hall on Friday night.
Fourteen student groups showcased their cultural cuisines and talents to a packed audience at the Asian American Association’s “Feast” in Quincy dining hall Friday night.
Students discussed the problems behind appropriation of culture and identity in Halloween costumes. The event was put on by the Harvard College Sustained Dialogue group and kick-started their "De-Stereotype Me" week.
After a weekend of Halloween festivities and with more trick-or-treating on the horizon, students gathered on Tuesday night not to discuss their party plans, but rather what they described as a problematic narrative behind insensitive Halloween costumes.
Students and performers serve themselves traditional cultural food at an Indigenous People's Day event sponsored by Native Americans at Harvard College (NAHC), HOLA, RAZA, Fuerza, and Ballet Folklorico. This event also included performances by Ballet Folklorico, Urban Thunder (Native American Drum Group) and spoken word pieces with the aim of celebrating the strength of the Indigenous People affected by colonialism in the Americas.
As Harvard students enjoyed Monday off in observance of Columbus Day, several student organizations gathered in Ticknor Lounge to advocate for the school break to be renamed “Indigenous People’s Day.” Harvard’s recognition of the holiday makes it the only Ivy League school to recognize the holiday.
Students talk to representatives from various clubs on campus on display at the Activities Fair. It was held at the Student Organization Center at Hilles last Friday afternoon.