A new generation of activists is at the Law School’s helm. Student activists’ demands are broader and their tactics adapted, as they have drawn inspiration from their predecessors and built their own movement on the foundation of a vibrant history of protest at the Law School.
Contentious debate about the history of slavery on college campuses erupted during the past year, provoking universities across the world to examine themselves and the people they honor. At Harvard, those debates have focused on symbols and titles associated, to some degree, with slavery.
Abby D. Duker ‘18 lectures on the history of Harvard President Abbott Lawrence Lowell on Thursday afternoon at the Phillips Brooks House as a part of a teach-in. Titled “Reframing Harvard’s History,” the event received support from the Undergraduate Council and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Students presented research on Harvard’s history of race relations, gender equality, and BGLTQ rights following intensifying discussion of such campus issues at an event hosted at Phillips Brooks House Thursday.
Two weeks after a comment perceived to be anti-Semitic ignited controversy at Harvard Law School, a coalition of student groups published an open letter condemning administrators for what they considered an inappropriate response to threats consequently directed at Muslim students.
Balloons and around 100 people filled the student lounge at Harvard Law School to commemorate graduating student activists and a year of continued race-related activism at the school in an informal commencement ceremony Tuesday evening.