Ethnic or Cultural Groups
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.