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Transpositions, Pt. 14: Jennifer Harrison Newman (Video Premiere)

The series continues! Witness what happens when Yale Dance Lab in partnership with the Yale Schwarzman Center invites 16 choreographers to create digital dance poems, performed by dancers from across the Yale community. Knitting together local, national, and international communities of dance, Transpositions: Dance Poems for an Online World explores the continuous and interrupted transmission of embodied dance practices in digital life. Edited by by Kyla Arsadjaja MFA ‘20, the concept and direction of this episode is by Jennifer Harrison Newman.

Maria Luiza Film Screening and Q&A Session with Director, Marcelo Diaz

Join the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at Yale University for a film screening and a Q&A session after the screening with the film director (Marcelo Díaz) of Maria Luiza. The Q&A session will be moderated by Prof. Margherita Tortora at Yale.
Maria Luiza is a documentary about Maria Luiza da Silva, the first transgender in the history of the Brazilian Armed Forces. After 22 years of work as a military, she was retired due to disability.

Free Expression on Campus

This event is presented by the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse and the Chicago Center on Democracy at the University of Chicago. Over the past few years, there has been much debate about the tensions between protecting free speech and creating an inclusive environment on university campuses. There are many interesting and unresolved questions in this area, such as:

What is the role of “civility” in conversations on campus? Are calls for civility a weapon used by those who wish to silence certain voices, or is civility a necessary condition for productive discussion?

The Kurds in the Middle East: Regional Power Competition and the Kurds

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, in partnership with the nonprofit organization Justice for Kurds, will host a four-part virtual discussion series on “The Kurds in the Middle East.”
Panel discussions will feature an impressive array of American, European, and Middle Eastern practitioners, including senior Kurdish representatives from Iraq and Syria.

VIRTUAL: Climate Equity, Explained

Global environmental expert Susan Tambi Matambo (MEM ‘04) joins Lydia Monk (Pierson ‘24) and Nicholas Perez (JE ‘24) to break down the disparities in climate impacts and solutions, and what can be done about it.
This is one of five Live Explainers being held during Yale Earth Week 2021. To register for these and other events, please visit!

VIRTUAL: Anti-Chinese Immigration and Apocalypse in US History

Since its “discovery,” America has been imagined as a heavenly destination, identified with the New Jerusalem of the Bible as a paradise and refuge. This apocalyptic metaphor has also helped create exclusionary and violent policies against unwanted people groups. This talk by Professor Yii-Jan Lin, Assistant Professor of New Testament at the Yale Divinity School, will focus on US policies and attitudes toward Chinese immigration and the influence of apocalyptic metaphors and conceptualizations of America.

"How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another," Distinguished Speaker Virtual Talk by Ainissa Ramirez

Often when we discuss the development of chemicals and substances, the conversation usually focuses on how scientists and inventors synthesized them. In this talk, materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez will highlight how simple materials and the inventions they enabled shaped society. Based on her new book The Alchemy of Us, she will show how everyday inventions had a hand in fashioning language, politics, and even our bodies.

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