“The healing garden is about curing, not just remembering. It’s about restoration, it’s about hope of transformation, coming out of this,” said HDS Professor Davíd Carrasco. "It's also saying to the people who have tried to put a boot in the face of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in recent years — that we will not imitate your cruelty with ours."
The Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series, the first lecture series to be named for a Mexican citizen in Harvard University’s 400-year history, was launched three years ago as part of a collaboration between Mexican cultural institutions and Harvard.
La Cátedra Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, la primera serie de conferencias que lleva el nombre de un ciudadano mexicano en los 400 años de la historia de la Universidad de Harvard, se lanzó hace tres años como parte de una colaboración entre instituciones culturales mexicanas y Harvard.
The following essay was written by Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, to mark the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 23 people and injured 23 others.... Read more about Saying the Mexican Names
The destruction of one of the world’s great civilizations. Theslaughter of thousands of indigenous people—and the enslavement of thousands more. These atrocities were the consequence of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1519. Yet Davíd Carrasco notes that the arrival of Europeans on the North American mainland also resulted in alliances, intermarriage, new forms of religion and culture, and the birth of what he calls a “new human family.”... Read more about Picturing a 'New Human Family'
PBS’s latest series, Native America, explores the world created by America’s first peoples. The four-part series, which premieres October 23, reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and over 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.... Read more about Exploring Native America