VIRTUAL: IMPACT 2: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Are you ready to make an IMPACT? Join the Yale Alumni Association for IMPACT 2, a series of virtual workshops, panels, lectures, and personal stories that showcase and amplify the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This powerful virtual series, tailor-made for our turbulent, world-shifting times, will include:
• Panel discussions that bring together experts to discuss new approaches to criminal justice reform, how healthcare inequities come to be, the future of the disability and environmental justice movements, and more.

Colloquium for Business and Society. Claude Grunitzky: CEO, The Equity Alliance, Founder TRUE Africa

The Dean’s Office is proud to present “The Colloquium on Business and Society: A Transcultural Conversation with Claude Grunitzky.” How to navigate multiple worlds, build strong relationships, and launch mission-driven ventures while staying true to yourself.
Claude Grunitzky is CEO, The Equity Alliance, and Founder, TRUE Africa. The conversation will be moderated by Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Julia DeBenigno.

VIRTUAL: Poynter - Jehane Noujaim: Making Documentaries Today

Jehane Noujaim is a verité-style documentary filmmaker who brings intimacy and empathy to whatever topic she pursues. Beginning with her early films, Rafea: Solar Mama (2013), Control Room (2004) and (2001), Noujaim’s work is social and political, tackling large issues through the individuals experiencing them. Her film The Square (2013) provided a ground-level view of the Egyptian Revolution and garnered an Oscar nomination, three Emmy wins, and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

VIRTUAL: Historical Trauma and Health - Biological Anthropology Colloquium

Dr. Zaneta M. Thayer presents a talk on, “Historical trauma and health: Integrating biological and social pathways.” Dr. Zaneta M. Thayer is an Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at Dartmouth College. She investigates how social inequalities, such as poverty, racism and historical trauma, create health inequalities. She aims to understand how and why these experiences shape health and biology.

VIRTUAL: Poynter - Karen Tongson - Whiteness & Promises: Notes on Reading Errantly

Karen Tongson is the author of Why Karen Carpenter Matters (a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Nonfiction), and Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (2011). In 2019, she received Lambda Literary’s Jeanne Córdova Award for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction for her body of work to date. She is chair of gender & sexuality studies, and Professor of gender & sexuality studies, English and American studies & ethnicity at USC. She is also co-editor of the award-winning book series, Postmillennial Pop with Henry Jenkins at NYU Press.

The Heart of Fiction

Pulitzer Prize finalist Hernan Diaz to deliver spring 2021 Finzi-Contini Lecture
Why dwell on made-up stories? Why make them up in the first place? Can fiction, that pack of lies, aspire to some form of truth? Award-winning novelist Hernan Diaz will present a Finzi-Contini lecture titled “The Heart of Fiction” on Tuesday, March 16, at 4:30 pm EST via Zoom.

VIRTUAL: Disability (In)Visibility: Moving from Inclusion to Justice

Join us for our 2021 Pan Asian American Heritage Month Keynote featuring Alice Wong (she/her). Alice is a disabled activist, media maker, and consultant. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014. Currently, Alice is the editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people, available now by Vintage Books (2020). You can find her on Twitter: @SFdirewolf.

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