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"The Dream of My Return."
Books

"The Dream of My Return."

"The Dream of My Return."
Books

'The Dream of My Return' a Nuanced Dream

Castellanos Moya demonstrates his facility with the stream of consciousness narrative, masterfully depicting the psyche of an exiled journalist trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare of anxiety and paranoia.

Performing Latinidad
Visual Arts

Performing Latinidad

Josefina Báez, a performance artist, instructs students of Spanish 126: “Performing Latinidad” in a spontaneous expressive performance in front of the John Harvard statue at noon on Thursday.

#BostonWithMexico
Latin America

Students March in Protest of Mexico Kidnappings

Students from MIT, Harvard, and other schools marched to show support for 43 Mexican students who have been missing since September.

Events

Speakers Discuss Sustainable Development and Agriculture in Latin America

Representatives from NGOs working in South America and a Harvard professor spoke about the importance of sustainable agricultural practices within small native communities in South America at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Saturday afternoon.

Latinx Forum
Student Groups

Latino Students Share Frustration, Look for Common Ground at Town Hall

At a forum sponsored by Concilio Latino Thursday night, students expressed frustration with a perceived lack of support and discussed distributing a survey to Latinos on campus.

Visual Arts

New Photography Exhibit Documents U.S.-Mexico Border

Photographer David Taylor’s exhibit "Working the Line," which documents the U.S.-Mexico border, opened on Wednesday at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Afro-Cuban Perceptions
Race

Afro-Cuban Perceptions

Lillian Guerra, Professor of Cuban & Caribbean History at the University of Florida, speaks on Afro-Cubans in the Cuban Revolutionary period, and how race was perceived in Cuba at that time. The talk was sponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Afro-Cuban Perceptions
College

Today in Photos (02/20/2014)

History

History Department Adds Latin American Scholars

The expansion is part of the department’s larger effort to restore its faculty in Latin American history after several years with no professors specializing in the field.

 Indigenous People's Day
Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Indigenous People's Day

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.

College

DRCLAS Event Explores Tragedy With Poetry

"What poetry brings to the table is not just historic documentary but also a sense of play and a sense of song that shouldn't be forgotten," Delagdo said.

FAS

FAS Establishes Observatory for Spanish Language Study

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has collaborated with the Instituto Cervantes, a nonprofit organization that was created by the Spanish government and promotes the study of Spanish language and culture, to create a Harvard-based observatory for scholarship on Spanish language in the United States.

On Campus

Light in Place of Darkness in New Exhibit "Tierra de Luz"

“To give support to victims—it is not only to give them a house or write down laws,” Escobar Jaramillo says. “But we also have to think about symbolic acts—metaphor, art, culture, education as means of expressions to get to the heart of the victims, to heal wounds.”

Qué Viva Chávez
Politics

Qué Viva Chávez

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction