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Joy Reid Black Graduation 2021

Harvard Hosts Ceremonies Celebrating Black and Latinx Graduates

Harvard’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging hosted Latinx and Black graduations for students across the University’s schools on Tuesday afternoon.

Combatting AAPI Hate HSPH Panel

Experts Discuss Combatting AAPI Hate in HSPH Panel

The Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health co-hosted a virtual panel last Friday to discuss strategies for approaching the rise in racism, violence, and discrimination against Asian Americans in the U.S.

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Harvard Affiliates Report Being Victims of Anti-Asian Attacks

As violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has spiked since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, two Harvard affiliates said they experienced verbal and physical attacks in Cambridge.

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Student Groups

Sikhs and Companions Hold Vigil for Sikhs Killed in Indianapolis Shooting

Sikhs and Companions of Harvard hosted a vigil Sunday night to honor the victims of the recent mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis, in which four of the eight victims of the attack were Sikh.

Henson Cultural Rhythms 2021

Harvard Foundation Honors Taraji Henson with 2021 Artist of the Year Award

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations awarded actress, director, and producer Taraji P. Henson the Artist of the Year award at its annual Cultural Rhythms event earlier this month.

Harjo Event

23rd U.S. Poet Laureate Discusses Native American Identity and Poetry

Joy Harjo, the 23rd U.S. poet laureate and a member of the Mvskoke Nation, discussed Native American identity through poetry during a Monday webinar co-hosted by the Harvard University Native American Program and the Harvard Art Museums.

Virtual Ghungroo 2021
Student Groups

Harvard South Asian Association Prepares for First All-Virtual Ghungroo Event

Ghungroo, Harvard’s annual celebration of South Asian cultures, will be held entirely virtually this Saturday for the first time in its over 30 years of production.

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Student Groups

Asian American Cultural Groups Hold Vigil for AAPI Victims of Hate Crimes

A number of Harvard’s Asian and Asian American cultural groups held a virtual vigil Thursday night for victims of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

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Central Administration

Harvard Administrators Respond to Spike in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, Atlanta Shootings

Harvard administrators responded to the rise in anti-Asian violence and hate crimes since the onset of the pandemic last year in a series of emails calling for the University to come together in support of Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

Nia Long webinar
Student Groups

Black Men’s Forum Discusses Black Womanhood, Black Artistry with Nia Long

Award-winning actress Nia T. Long discussed her artistry as an actress and her experiences as a Black woman in the film industry during a webinar hosted by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum Monday.

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Interfaculty Initiatives

Harvard University Native American Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Plans for the Future

As the Harvard University Native American Program celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, program affiliates said they aim to continue and grow its mission to support Indigenous students on campus in the years to come.

Racial Justice Coalition Forms

Activist Groups Launch Racial Justice Coalition to Collectively Demand Action From Harvard

More than 13 Harvard student organizations launched a coalition this week aimed at fostering collaboration between undergraduate and graduate student organizers to advocate for racial justice initiatives on campus and demand action from Harvard administrators.

Black Womxn DIB event

Black Womxn Deans Discuss Diversity in Women’s Week Panel

Three Harvard administrators who were appointed in 2020 to lead diversity and inclusion efforts at the University gathered to discuss their work at a panel discussion hosted by the Harvard College Women’s Center Wednesday afternoon.

David Williams Black Health Matters conference
Student Groups

Health Care Conference Addresses the Legacy of Racism in Black Health

Activists and scholars across a breadth of disciplines gathered virtually for the fifth annual student-run Black Health Matters conference this weekend to discuss the effects of systemic racism on Black health.

Student Groups

‘Othered’ and ‘Excluded’: Asian American Students React to Increase in Hate Crimes Across the U.S.

Leaders of Asian American groups at the College said they have reacted to the spike in anti-Asian violence and racism since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with frustration and sadness, but not surprise.