Performers and audience members at the Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration pose for a photo in Harvard Yard last October.
From the Archives: In this article from a February 1966 paper, graduate student Musa Shamuyarira wrote about the economic and social inequality between white settlers and native Africans in Rhodesia, a former British Colony founded by controversial British businessman Cecil Rhodes. Student activists at Oxford University, where a statue of Rhodes stands, have challenged his memorialization, arguing against the celebration of racist figures on campus. Efforts to remove his statue run concurrently with other national movements, including at Harvard, where students argue the Law School seal should be changed so that it does not endorse the slave trading Royall family, which endowed the school with its first professorship.
Harvard Medical School does not have a diverse enough student and faculty body, a group of Medical School students is charging in a petition they plan to deliver to University President Drew G. Faust.
With the semester coming to a close, some Harvard Law School students are continuing their push for changes they say will improve the school’s treatment of minority students.
Some students criticize College materials on discussing race and diversity issues as telling them what to think.
As Harvard Law School students continue to advocate for a list of demands they say will improve the school’s treatment of minority students, a group of 25 Harvard Law faculty and staff published a letter Wednesday commending the student activism.
Harvard Law School Professor Dehlia I. Umunna demonstrates her support for the students at the solidarity rally.
After their demands of Harvard Law School’s administration were not immediately met, some Law School students are taking to campus spaces and the internet to advocate for their goals.
Students from across a variety of organizations gathered inside the Phillips Brooks House last week to hear testimonials from HUDS workers, who expressed concerns over possible changes to health care.
A group of students stood up one by one to microphones on Friday and presented a series of demands to Law School Dean Martha L. Minow and other administrators present.
Zoe A. Kibbelaar ’18 relates the story of Maria, a young woman who chooses to get an abortion when cultural and career considerations leave her unwilling to have a child. Hers was one of many stories performed as a part of “Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign,” a dramatic reading dedicated to telling the stories of women who have abortions. Performers shared stories dealing with such issues as financial difficulty, familial and romantic relationships, fetal medical complications, and stigma as factors influencing women’s decisions to undergo the procedure. The performance concluded with an audience talk-back about the show’s production and was attended by about 80 students.
As college students across the country stage protests in response to race-related incidents on their campuses, some cultural student groups at Harvard are planning to form a coalition “to present demands to the administration.”
Facing a group of expectant students in a campus lecture hall on Monday, Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow did her best to mollify students who have called on her to improve campus race relations.
Participants in a Black Lives Matter protest in Cambridge called “I AM MIKE BROWN: Student Rally and Speakout” obstruct traffic on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. Throughout the protest, multiple people spoke about what they described as systematic racism plaguing America and indirectly encouraged bystanders to join the demonstration.