The global pandemic has forced us to not only examine what makes a good society, but what makes a good life. The pandemic has made us conscious - as if we needed any reminders - of the incredible gaps between privilege and poverty, wealth and marginalization. Social justice, or the lack thereof, has been a major factor in the way people have experienced this time. Faith leaders, religious institutions and activists moved by their spirituality have been at the forefront of confronting these inequalities and deep social fissures.
There has been progress all around the world over the last few decades in improving women’s rights. Gender equity legislation has become common. Nevertheless, family law is often discriminatory, domestic violence is widespread, and female participation in politics and public life is often low. So how do we achieve gender equality? What is the role of government, religious leaders, civil society and human rights activists? On 8 July, we will be joined by three women from the Middle East and North Africa to discuss how Covid 19 is impacting the struggle for equal rights in their region.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep fault lines in our societies, including the disproportionate health and economic impact on minority communities. A recent independent report in the UK entitled Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 confirmed Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups were more likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts. We have seen similar statistics in other nations including Norway and the United States.
We have seen communities respond to the current crisis in very positive ways, from coming together to clap for our nurses and doctors – daily in cities like New York and weekly here in London – to locally self-organising and providing mutual support to help their most vulnerable neighbours. However, with many groups remaining overlooked, we have also seen the crisis fuel a toxic mix of fear and resentment in some countries, including rising xenophobia, inter-generational angst, and rising tensions between cities and regions.
Whilst everyone is at risk of catching COVID19, it has become apparent that the impact of the pandemic is not being felt equally, particularly in the most developed nations of the world. Data from the UK Government shows that ethnic minorities have statistically significant raised risks of death involving COVID19 than those of white ethnicity, with black males 4.2 times more likely, and black females are 4.3 more likely.
In light of the need for campus exchanges on the cultures and history of Southeast Asia and students’ interest in learning about careers in the arts, the Asian American Cultural Center invites you to join our virtual dinner discussion with filmmaker Lee Ngo ‘05. Ngo will share his experience working in the Southeast Asian film industry and in co-founding a transnational media company that tells Southeast Asian stories with global sensibilities.
Chandan Reddy is an associate professor in the departments of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and the Comparative History of Ideas at the University of Washington. There, he teaches courses on racial capitalism, settler and overseas colonialism, sexuality, and US Modernity.
This workshop invites participants to identify aspects of healthy and unhealthy dating relationships specifically within the LGBTQIA+ community. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the unique barriers to seeking help among LGBTQIA+ people who experience unhealthy relationships.
Open to all Yale students, faculty and staff. Food will be provided.
Note: This event will be used to prepare for a session at the True Colors Conference on March 20-21, 2020. Feedback welcomed!
Join us for a new lecture series for the community hosted by the Diversity Committee at the Yale School of Medicine! Each event is designed for families and involves a lecture by a Yale Medical School professor and hands-on health/science-related demonstrations by Yale medical students and organizations. Bring the whole family! This session will feature Dr. Nii Addy, Associate Professor of Psychiatry who focuses on neuroscience research of substance use, particularly in adolescents. He will be giving his talk: The Brain Science of Addiction, Depression & Anxiety.
***All library exhibitions are closed until further notice as part of the university’s COVID-19 response. We invite you to visit our online exhibitions***