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Democratic Backsliding in Latin America

This virtual panel discussion, moderated by Yale Professor of Political Science Isabela Mares, will discuss the backsliding in Latin America, covering the ongoing political situation in Peru and the riots in Brazil’s capital earlier this month, ultimately providing an analysis of the current state of democracy in Latin America. The panel will feature Brian Winter, editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly, along with Susan Stokes (University of Chicago) and Alberto Vergara (Universidad del Pacífico).

VIRTUAL: A Beginner's Guide to America with author Roya Hakakian

Join us as Roya Hakakian discusses her book A Beginners Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious with author Carlos Eire.
At a time when America seems more divided than ever, Roya Hakakian, a naturalized immigrant shares her American experience, and tells others what it took to fall in love with America, despite its flaws. A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious (Knopf) exemplifies how one immigrant wishes to do her part to heal our national wounds and enable the native-born to see what they can’t see.

Archives of Anti-Racism: Dominican Racial Politics, and Student Activism during Latin America's Global 1960s

The Latin American History Speaker Series Presents René Cordero is currently a graduating Ph.D. student in the History Department at Brown University. His research examines how the student movement in the Dominican Republic galvanized different sectors of Dominican society and embraced a hemispheric and global circulation of discourses on racial consciousness, anti-imperialism, and historical revisionism. His work attempts to place the Dominican Cold War experience at the center of debates about imperialism, third-worldism, and race.

I Belong: Having a seat at the table in the workplace, Mix & Mingle Edition

I Belong: Mix and Mingle edition is a fun, casual, and stress-free networking event over meaningful conversations and cocktails. Each attendee will receive one free drink voucher. The mixer will allow attendees to speak freely about their personal work experiences. Participants will explore how, although they each may be different on the surface, they share similar goals in the workplace.

Community Day

Join us for a day of free, family-friendly activities featuring local artists and performers. Visitors of all ages are invited to draw comics, play games, make music, tour our exhibitions, enjoy treats and more!
comics workshop with Adam Wallenta (10:30 am–12 pm)
music making with Thabisa (12–12:45 pm)
art-making activities (12:30–2 pm)
architectural models (10:30 am–2:30 pm)
games + puzzles + books (10:30 am–2:30 pm)
special exhibition tours (11:00 | 11:30 | 1:30 | 2:00)

The Sweet Spot: Unplugged

Following on the success of the October 26 comedy night, The Sweet Spot is back with a new theme and an open invitation for Yale students to showcase their talents on The Underground stage! In this second installation of The Sweet Spot, the theme is acoustic and a cappella performances. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students may register to perform. Performers may register as individuals or as groups. There will be limited sound gear on stage, so get creative. (Creativity is what makes The Sweet Spot so much fun!) Up to 10 minutes will be allotted for each performance.

Lisette: A song's journey from Haiti and back.

Baritone and musicologist Jean Bernard Cerin explores the tale - across centuries and continents - of “Lisette quitté la plaine,” an enduringly popular song from Cerin’s native Haiti alongside other music that intersects with the African diaspora. Cerin will be joined in the performance by soprano Michele Kennedy and keyboardist Joyce Chen. The performance is co-sponsored by the Yale Department of Music with support from the Institute for Sacred Music. In Sudler Recital Hall on the Yale campus.

Researching the Histories of Cataloguing to (try to) Make Better Metadata

Join us in the DHLab as Rossitza Atanassova (British Library) and James Baker (University of Southampton) discuss their work on histories of cataloging. They will provide an overview of computational approaches to analyzing and characterizing historical cataloging labor, and the purpose of that work: to support the production and maintenance of better and more equitable collection catalogs

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