Dozens of Asian American students at Harvard attended an event Monday that had to be postponed following death threats sent to hundreds of mostly Asian American women students.
The panel on being Asian American at Harvard was covered by the Harvard Political Review.
“For me I just wanted to hear the sounds that are familiar to me, the smells that are familiar to me, the food that’s familiar to me,” said Gurbani Kaur, panel organizer. “The combination of all these things– being with people who understand me in some way and I don’t have to consistently explain a lot of my values. That’s what I want.”
For some students, something as simple as joining an affinity group can be significant.
“Even going to cultural events can be a nice way especially if you’re feeling kind of lost, kind of finding a nice family here at Harvard, said Nabig Chaudhry of the South Asian Association
Panelist Katrina Wong says she hoped those who attended the panel walked away with one message.
“There is space and there is community to go to,” she said.