Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Students Rally for Harvard Sanctuary Status
On Campus

Students Rally for Harvard Sanctuary Status

Anwar Omeish ‘19, the Director of External Relations of the Harvard Islamic Society, speaks to the crowd rallying in support of Harvard being a sanctuary campus in the Science Center Plaza. This motion was advanced by History professor Walter Johnson, who also spoke at the rally.

College

Ethnic Studies Advocates Call for a Department, Research Center

A group of undergraduates and graduate students are circulating a petition among students, staff, and alumni that calls for the formation of an ethnic studies department and research center.

From All Walks
Central Administration

From All Walks

As hundreds collected outside of Widener Library, undocumented Harvard students took turns encouraging the university to protect its diverse community following the election of Donald Trump.

Villegas's Address
Central Administration

Villegas's Address

Bruno Villegas '19 relates some of the challenges he and his family have overcome as undocumented immigrants.

Defenders of the Undocumented
Race

Defenders of the Undocumented

More than 100 supporters gather on the steps of Widener Library to advocate for the defense of undocumented students at Harvard.

Undocumented At Harvard
Race

Undocumented At Harvard

Laura Veira-Ramirez '20 speaks to the crowd gathered on the steps of Widener Library about the trials she and her family have faced living in Connecticut as undocumented immigrants.

Defenders of the Undocumented
College

Hundreds Rally in Harvard Yard for Undocumented Students

Cheering and linking arms, about 200 people congregated on the steps of Widener Library Monday and called on Harvard to protect undocumented students after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

Socially Engaged Storytelling
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Socially Engaged Storytelling

Photographer and videographer LaToya Ruby Frazier talks about her work documenting her own family as well as people in Flint, Michigan and how art can be used to enact social change.

Latinidad in the Election
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Latinidad in the Election

Students in Spanish 126: Performing Latinidad process through the yard costumed as a taco truck as a part of a performance piece exploring latinx experiences in the United States. The procession made stops around Harvard Yard for a poetry reading, a coordinated spoken word piece, and other acted performances commenting on anti-latinx discourse in the 2016 presidential election.

College

Students to Protest ‘Mikado’ For Lack of Engagement With Controversial Past

A group of Asian American students is planning to protest the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players’ upcoming production of “The Mikado” for how it handles the racial stereotypes that characterize traditional performances of the opera.

College

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights Committee Forms Human Rights Group

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights recently selected 13 students to participate in the inaugural Human Rights Studies Working Group, which will expose students to opportunities and resources related to human rights.

Harvard Law School

Law School's Indigenous Rights Conference Brings Prospective Students to Cambridge

Kristen A. Carpenter, an Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at HLS, said the conference sought to give students access to conversations on federal Indian law.

Natives Among Us
College

Natives Among Us

Cantabrigian Pua Higginson, right, and Cambridge Rindge and Latin student Caroline Daley, left, perform a traditional Tahitian dance in Harvard Yard at the celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday afternoon. As Harvard University recognizes the holiday as Columbus Day, the culture group Native Americans at Harvard hosted the event to praise native culture and advocate for the university to accept the new title.

Native Notification
Student Life

Native Notification

Kathleen L. Jackson of the African and African American Studies Department and Ian P. Maynor '17 tape signs at the Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration.

Sanoa Laroque
Student Life

An Eagle Feather in her Cap

SaNoah S. LaRocque ’19 is a traveler. Before arriving at Harvard last fall, she had attended 13 different schools and lived in towns, cities, and Native-American reservations across the United States.