Student-Led Event

2021 May 03

Transcending Borders: A Conversation with LGBTQ+ Refugees & Organizers

3:00pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

We strive to speak with 6 different LGBTQ+ migrants and migrant-rights activists who are affiliated with Casa Arcoíris in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, and San Diego, California. Given the difficulties that have arisen as a result of increased discrimination and violence towards LGBTQ+ peoples, many Central American refugees have sought asylum in Mexico and the United States. After their journeys...

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2021 Apr 16

Liberation Literacies: At the Intersection of Language, Race, and Power

5:00pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

We are planning a series to bring together academics to talk about the connection between identity development and language. Our goal is to bring in scholars, educators, and students to talk about how important it is for students of minoritized backgrounds--emphasizing Latinx students, to engage with curricula that affirms their linguistic heritage. These...

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2021 Apr 29

Carnival in the Caribbean: Pleasure, Healing, and Liberation

3:00pm


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The West Indies, and the Caribbean as a whole, are well-known for Carnival, a beautiful and cultural celebration. However, beyond the surface, there is so much there: cultural pride and affirmation, healing, community-building, solidarity, and so on. In particular, we are looking at how Carnival can be an affirming community and space for LGBTQ+ peoples as its celebrations, embracing of diversity...

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2021 Apr 08

Colombian Conference 2021

Thu Apr 8 (All day) to Sat Apr 10 (All day)


This event is virtual, to register click here.

In a broader sense, disruption is an interruption to the current state of things. It can also mean creating solutions for problems that have been historically overlooked, ignored, or have affected neglected populations. By focusing on unattended or previously non-existing problems, disruption leads to questioning conventional thinking and practices. In Colombia, both the pre-pandemic...

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2021 Mar 31

Walkout Film Screening and Panel Discussion

6:00pm


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Join us for a film screening and panel discussion about the historic 1968 East LA Walkouts by Latinx/Chicanx students in the Los Angeles Unified School District and their enduring impact on educational equity for Latinx youth. View the "Walkout" film asynchronously (access details provided upon registration), and then join us for a panel discussion about...

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2021 Mar 24

¡... a la calle! Art, Design, and Discourse in times of turmoil in Latin(x) America

7:30pm to 9:00pm


This event is virtual and will have simultaneous translation to both English and Spanish. To register click here.

Speakers: Regina José Galindo, Performance Artist, Guatemala; Noemí Segarra Ramírez, Performance Artist, Puerto Rico; Ronald Rael, Architect, USA; eLight Lab, Audio-visual artists and designers, Chile
Moderated by: Hansy Better Barraza,...

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2021 Feb 26

The Mexico Conference 2021

Fri Feb 26 (All day) to Sun Feb 28 (All day)


For a recording of the sessions, click here.

The MX Conference 2021 is the fourth edition of the student conference organized by the Harvard University Mexican Association of Students (HUMAS).

The objective of the conference is to expose our conference attendees, most of whom are Mexican students at Harvard and other major universities, to the leading and often missing voices about the interdisciplinary...

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2021 Feb 20

Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International and Global History (Con-IH) "GENDER AND EMPIRE"

3:00pm to 5:00pm


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Speakers: Maria Pautassi Restrepo (Tulane University), "'Amidst the Charms of Porto Rico:' Framing the 20th-Century Caribbean Venus in the Underwood 1901 Stereographic Tour of Puerto Rico"; Katie Ligmond (UC Santa Cruz), “Wearing Resistance: The Role of Elite Women in the Creation of Andean Empires”
Commentators: PhD...

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2021 Feb 17

La minería y su impacto social en el Perú: Reflexiones alrededor del documental "Máxima"

5:00pm

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Speakers: Claudia Sparrow, Productora del documental "Máxima"; Dr. Mirtha Vasquez, Presidenta del Congreso abogada; Doña Maxima Acuña Activista y protagonista del documental; Luis Novais, periodista y especialista en el tema minero
Moderated by: Mayra Delgado, Estudiante de Maestría en Administración Pública en Desarrollo Internacional, Harvard...

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2020 Dec 17

Anti-Migrant Militarization & Pro-Migrant Movements along the Northern and Southern Mexican Borders

2:00pm to 3:00pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

Join us for an important discussion about xenophobia and activism along the Northern and Southern Mexican borders. To what extent has the Mexican state perpetuated xenophobic policies towards Central American and Haitian refugees? What roles does the Mexican state play along the northern border in conjunction with CBP? And, more importantly, what are groups doing about it? In this discussion, we'll hear from Krys Méndez Ramriez, a...

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2020 Dec 14

Screening & Discussion: Las Madres de Berks

6:00pm


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Speaker: Michelle Angela Ortiz, Film Director

Join us on Monday, December 14 at 6 PM EST for a screening of moving documentary about 4 Central American mothers who were detained with their children. After the documentary, we would like to engage in a conversation about art, activism, and the film with the director, Michelle Angela Ortiz. This event is organized in honor of International Migrants...

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2020 Oct 29

Èṣù's Three-way Crossroads: The Future of Ancestrality in Uncertain Times

6:00pm to 7:30pm


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Speakers: Luiz Rufino, PhD and scholar at UERJ; Sidnei Nogueira, Professor of and Coordinator of the Ilê Ará Institute; Rodney William, PhD, Anthropologist, and babalorixá
Moderated by: Joaquín Terrones, PhD and Lecturer of Literature at MIT

In recent times, a segment of academia has come to the realization that its institutions and disciplines currently produce...

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2020 Oct 07

Channeling Anzaldúa: Navigating the Borders of Gender, Culture, Language, and Sexuality in Sports and Beyond

7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Speaker: Janelly Farías, professional soccer player for Chivas Femenil and the Mexican Women's National Team

Farías is openly gay and was born and raised in Southern California. Soccer was her passion, but when she came out, she felt isolated and...

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2020 Oct 06

Film screening of Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro-Tradition in the Heart of Mexico, hosted by the Latinx Student Association

6:30pm to 8:30pm


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Speaker: Ebony Bailey, cinematographer and director of film

Join us on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM EST for a special screening of Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico. The jamaica flower and tamarind are iconic ingredients in Mexico,...

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