27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Social & Environmental Justice

Join the Peabody, the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), and the New Haven Museum for the 27th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Social and Environment Justice—two days of free, hybrid events made possible through the generous support of our Presenting Corporate Sponsor Citizens™.
Our celebration will be held in-person for the first time since 2020. Space is limited at both venues, so advanced registration is strongly recommended.
We’ll also be live-streaming and you can join us on Zoom by visiting our website and registering:

A Conversation on LGBTQI+ Health & Gender-Affirming Care with Admiral Rachel L. Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health

Please join the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy for a discussion with Assistant Secretary for Health at U.S. Health and Human Services, Admiral Rachel Levine. Admiral Levine will discuss legal and societal barriers to gender affirming care including the role physicians play in advocacy and addressing misinformation.

If These Walls Could Sing

This director’s talk and advanced screening of the upcoming film “If These Walls Could Sing,” from Disney Original Documentary, gives exclusive access to the most famous and longest-running studio in the world, Abbey Road Studios. In this personal film of memory and discovery, director Mary McCartney guides us through nine decades to tell the stories of some of the studio’s most iconic recordings — and the people who made them happen. Discussion moderated by Rachel Fine, executive director of Yale Schwarzman Center.

VIRTUAL: Internal Welcome and External Witness: LGBTQ Youth Ministry with Deacon Ross Murray

In your local communities and congregations, 20% of GenZ now identify as part of the LGBTQ community. Therefore, it is important to know what are the particular nuances of youth ministry with and for LGBTQ youth. Deacon Murray will speak about LGBTQ inclusion in our youth ministries, and how to be specifically welcoming of those who are in the process of discovering their sexual and gender identities. We will also explore the theology and values that should undergird LGBTQ youth ministry, pushing us beyond our own congregational settings, out into the wider world.

Tending the Adolescent Soul: Offering Hope in an Age of Despair with Mark Yaconelli

The pandemic, climate change disasters, racism, political vitriol, misogyny, the erosion of rights and mass death is taking an overwhelming toll on American families, churches, and communities. Recent studies reveal an unprecedented rate of adolescent depression, anxiety, and loneliness leading to high rates of suicide and substance abuse. How do we minister among young people (and families) who no longer experience God’s peace in the world? How can we develop counter-cultural ministries that offer young people the rest and resiliency of Jesus?

Session | Incentives and Manifestations: The American Theater as Monument

There are many monuments in American Theater Making:
The monument that is the structure of American Capitalism
The monument that is the American Theater Industrial Complex
The monument that is Shakespeare and his canon of plays.
The monument that is the play, Othello
The monument that is the character of Othello.
All of these monuments support one another and are foundational to the ways that we create and distribute theater today.

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