Past Events

  • 2017 Apr 11

    The Fugitive Slave Acts: Resonance for Sanctuary and Resistance

    4:00pm to 6:00pm


    Sever Hall 214 (Harvard Yard)

    Panel discussion with Walter Johnson (Havard), Steven Kantrowitz (Wisconsin), Manisha Sinha (Connecticut), and John Stauffer (Harvard). 

    Warren Center Occasional Speakers Series, in collaboration with American Studies.

  • 2017 Apr 05

    Word, Sound, Struggle

    5:00pm to 10:00pm


    Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA


    Tef Poe (St. Louis, MO)

    Shadia Mansour (UK/Palestine)

    Himanshu "Heems" Suri (Queens, NY)

    Bambu (Los Angeles, CA)

    Didi Delgado (Cambridge, MA)

    Sohail Daulatzai (Los Angeles, CA)

    Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed (Los Angeles, CA)

    Chee Malabar (New York, NY)

    Cheech Forreign (Jacksonville, FL)

    Full schedule coming soon

    Word, Sound, Struggle will bring together African American, Arab, Muslim, and Asian diaspora hip-hop and spoken word artists who are addressing the current climate of xenophobic, anti-Muslim...

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  • 2017 Mar 30

    “Undocumented Knowledge: Students, Borders, and the Politics of Sanctuary”

    4:00pm to 6:00pm


    Emerson Hall 210, Reception from 6-7pm in the Robinson Hall Great Space


    Prerna Lal (East Bay Community Law Center)
    Lisa Lowe (Tufts University)
    Keish Kim (Harvard American Studies graduate student)
    Medhin Paolos (Asmarina Project, and Rete G2 Milano)
    Maurice Stierl (University of California, Davis)
    Lorgia Garcia Pena (Harvard University) – introductions and leading the discussion


  • 2017 Mar 20

    Approaches to Global History seminar

    4:00pm to 6:00pm


    Lower Library in Robinson Hall


    Please join the Approaches to Global History seminar.  We will meet to discuss Ilham Khuri-Makdisi's paper, "Al-Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant."  Please email Aaron Bekemeyer at to request the paper.  All are welcome!


  • 2017 Mar 08

    Albert Woodfox & Robert King of the Angola 3

    5:30pm to 7:30pm


    Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School

    Albert Woodfox and Robert King were exonerated after spending decades imprisoned in Angola Penitentiary (formerly Angola Plantation) in Louisiana. King spent 29 years in solitary confinement before his release in 2001. Woodfox spent 41 years in solitary confinement before his release in 2016. The third member of the Angola 3, Herman Wallace, passed away in 2013 days after being released. All three were placed in long-term solitary confinement because of their role in forming a chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Angola.

    Woodfox and King continue to stand up to...

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