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After More Than a Year on Zoom, Cultural Groups Cautiously Return to In-Person Programming

Amid Harvard’s revived social scene, cultural groups are exchanging Zoom socials and meetings for in-person gatherings after more than 18 months of creating these spaces virtually.

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New Cultural Organization Creates Home on Campus for Bengali Students

Students from Bangladesh and West Bengal joined together during the Covid-19 pandemic and founded the Bengali Association of Students at Harvard — a new space for Bengali students to connect with their cultural roots.

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After Months Apart, Performing Art Groups Tackle In-Person Programming

Performing arts groups are reimagining ways to safely perform during the pandemic and attract audiences who have not attended in-person student performances in 18 months.

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Harvard Cultural Groups Lend Support to Afghans Following Taliban Takeover

Amid the crisis in Afghanistan, eight Harvard student cultural groups — including the Harvard Islamic Society, the Society of Arab Students, and the South Asian Association — have come together to raise emergency aid for Afghans who may be displaced and in danger.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.