This is the first day in this week-long virtual event participants will build community while creating new and edit existing Wikipedia pages of BIPOC designers, activists, planners and others whose work is connected to the built environment. Attendees will participate in training and begin editing Wikipedia pages of BIPOC figures who have left their mark on the fields of art, architecture, art history, activism, dance, graphic design, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, and more.
In episode #17 of the Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) web series, One, sound designer Daniela Hart YSD’21 talks with interviewer Taiga Christie YSPH’20 about connections between her academic and professional journeys. After working in the sound department of a video game company, Hart delved into designing for film, theater, dance, and other art forms. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, she co-produced Pandemic Voices, a series of choreographed performances highlighting the experiences of frontline healthcare workers. This episode of One includes several excerpts from Pandemic Voices.
In episode #16 of the Schwarzman Center web series, One, English major Jared Newman YC’20 talks with Laurie Gomez YC’22 about his senior thesis project in creative writing. His poetry anthology, entitled The Wisconsin Glacier, explores a breakage from life as we know it, confronting the influences of boredom, distraction, and attention – themes especially relevant in a time of physical distance.
Recent social movements such as Black Lives Matter and climate campaign activism have shown the powerful positive impact on the world when young people find their voice and a sense of purpose. However, many young people in the UK (and around the world) are disempowered by the systems and structures that are intended to support them. Young people’s mental wellbeing is a serious and growing concern in UK schools with one in six children aged 5-16 years now identified as having a probable mental disorder.
Pericles Lewis, Vice President for Global Strategy and Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives at Yale University, and Ning Zhang, the former Deputy Secretary-General of the China Scholarship Council, will share their insights as part of the “Higher Education in China & the U.S.” series held by Yale Center Beijing on January 22 (EST).
In this virtual conversation, Tonika Johnson will discuss how she came to use her creativity to explore urban segregation in Chicago with her Folded Map project and how it can serve as a resource for understanding, an empathy generator, and a conduit for action.
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Join us online for a free screening and discussion of 9to5: The Story of a Movement, a new documentary by Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar.
Hosted by the Connecticut Chapter of the Black Caucus American Library Association, join us for a conversation about Dr. King’s legacy and the role of Black librarians in fighting social injustice.
Live English captioning will be provided.
Experience the enduring power of storytelling by participating in this annual tradition of honoring Dr. King through stories and song. Learn about and engage with his legacy through fables and a captivating program the whole family can enjoy. Featuring Clifton Graves (Chicken and the Eagle, The Creation), Joy Donaldson (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Word), and Waltrina Kirkland-Mullins. Dr. Robbie Thomas will also join us for a reading of her children’s book “Mommy, Why Am I Different?”
Join us for a reimagined Open Mic and Poetry Jam celebrating Dr. King through verse and spoken word. Hosted by Ngoma Hill and Croilot Semexan, this year’s event will honor Zanette Lewis who planted the seeds from which this signature program has grown.
The Open Mic will begin at 6pm and be followed by a tribute to Zanette Lewis featuring our hosts and a phenomenal line up of internationally recognized artists, including Taalam Acey, Roger Bonair Agard, Lyvonne Proverbs Briggs, Jessica Care Moore, Aaron Jafferis, and Sunni Patterson.