Latinx Initiative


With the growing activities in the Harvard community to study and celebrate Latinx communities and themes, DRCLAS seeks to serve as a resource to help spread information about these important events. Some events are co-sponsored by DRCLAS and part of our Latinx Initiative, and others are organized by outside groups of the university. 

If you want to learn more about Latinx events on campus, check out the full calendars of the Harvard DACA Seminar, The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR), the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and El Observatorio Instituto Cervantes.  

Additionally, we encourage you to visit the websites and Facebook pages of the many Latinx student groups at Harvard, including Harvard College Act on a DreamFuerza Latina, Latinas Unidas, Harvard GSAS Latinx Student Association, Latin GSD, Latinx Caucus (HKS), La Alianza (HLS), Comunidad Latinx (HGSE), UndocuAllies Initiative (HGSE), Latinos in Public Health (HSPH), Latino Student Organization (HBS) as well as the Harvard Latin Alumni Alliance


Latinx Initiative at DRCLAS

Latinx Initiatve: Marca X: Exhibit of Latinx LGBTQIA artists working in Boston
Co-sponsored by DRCLAS, the Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance, the Harvard Ed Portal, and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Presented at two venues (La Galería, 85 W Newton Street, Boston and Crossings Gallery, 224 Western Avenue, Allston) January 11 - February 16, 2018
--Exhibit Opening at La Galería: January 19, 6-8pm
Latinx Initiative: Latina Empowerment and Development Conference: February 2-3, 2018, Northwest Labs
Organized by Latinas Unidas, a student group at Harvard College, and supported by DRCLAS
Latinx Initiative: Kick-off! Latinx Poetry Series at Harvard in Celebration of AfroLatinx HistoryFebruary 15, 2018, 6pm, Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room
Organized by Melissa Castillo Garsow, and co-sponsored by DRCLAS, Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Latinx Initiative: Latina Poetry Reading in Celebration of Women's History Month: Thursday, March 8, 5:30-7pm, Observatorio Cervantes, 2 Arrow St
Featuring Carmen Bardeguez-Brown, Elisabet Velasquez, with Victoria Alicea DelValle.
Organized in collaboration with the Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration and Rights; the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature
Latinx Initiative: "Here, for a moment" with painter Ramiro Gomez: Monday, March 26, 4pm, 2 Arrow St, Room 408
Organized by the Latinx Studies Working Group in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, and co-sponsored by DRCLAS and Instituto Cervantes.
Latinx Initiative: 21st Century Bilingualism at Harvard: How Latinx students are reshaping Spanish classroom pedagogy: Wednesday, March 28, 12-2pm, CGIS South, S-216
Organized by DRCLAS, featuring a presentation by María Luisa Parra and students from her classes Spanish 49h and 59h, and co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languanges and Literatures
Latinx Initiative: The Borders of Dominicanidad: Monday, April 2, 4:30pm, 2 Arrow St, Room 408
Lorgia García-Pena will discuss her most recent book with Mayra Rivera Rivera and Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel.
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights, DRCLAS, and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute (ALARI).