Amy Harmon (Thursday, 5/4): "Could Somebody Please Debunk This?’: Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous”: Genomics & Society Series.

Technological innovations are rapidly deepening our understanding of the human genome for both scientists and the public alike, emphasizing the need to explore the societal implications of the genomic revolution. This year’s series will explore the complex, changing relationship on what science can tell us about our ancestry, how this science can be performed more equitably, and how these genomic insights translate into the public’s understanding of race, medicine, and history.

Opposing Racism through the Lens of Franco-American Experiences

“Opposing Racism through the Lens of Franco-American Experiences” showcases stories of New England’s Franco-Americans who were targeted by white supremacy groups in the 1920s. New England’s Franco-Americans were not assimilating into the American way of life as other immigrants were doing (e.g., they strove to preserve their French language). This event is one of a series of in-person workshops throughout the Midwest, using selections from Ben Levine’s “Waking Up French” documentary to share the little-known and startling history of Franco-American oppression.

2023 Yale Conference on Mental Illness

You are invited to the Yale School of Management to join a conversation on Rethinking the US System for people who experience severe and persistent mental illness at the inaugural Yale Conference on Mental Illness.
The theme for this inaugural student-led conference is Rethinking the US System for people who experience severe and persistent mental illness. The approach includes keynote speaker/panelist presentations and ideation sessions in smaller groups. The audience is invited to participate by asking questions and sharing your insights and perspectives on the theme.

VIRTUAL: Hanging with Our Younger Selves: Uplifting the Future of AAPI Mental Health

Join our panel as we talk to a variety of AAPI-focused mental health counselors and learn about their stories in career acquisition. Have a chance to speak to them personally and learn about opportunities young people can have to boost their career in mental health! Panelists include: Yale School of Nursing Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner student Peggy Wong ’24 MSN, Dr. Eunice Yuen of the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Child Study Center, Dr. Tim Huang of Mind X PLLC, and Amy Tao-Foster of the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center.
Anyone is welcome to join!

VIRTUAL: Yale Blue Green Sustainability Webinar Series featuring Sten Vermund and Omolade Adunbi ’04 MA, ’10 PhD

Join us for this virtual program with Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, and Omolade Adunbi ’04 MA, ’10 PhD, who will discuss environmental equity and human health in the context of climate change and the global politics of natural resource extraction. Moderating this session is Chip Spear ’74, board co-chair of Yale Blue Green.

Poynter - Esmé Weijun Wang: In Conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang on Mental Health, Ableism, and Spirituality

Esmé Weijun Wang is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), and a debut novel, The Border of Paradise. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” on its decennial list in 2017 and won the Whiting Award in 2018. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she is the founder of The Unexpected Shape™ Writing Academy for ambitious writers living with limitations.

Poynter - Sarah Leonard: The New Gender Wars, Activism, and the Changing Media

Sarah Leonard is editor-in-chief of Lux magazine. She is a contributing editor to The Nation, where she was previously features editor. She is on the editorial board of Dissent magazine, where she was previously an editor, and on the board of The Baffler. She teaches courses on new media and feminist media at New York University, where she is a fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge. She has co-edited two books, and her work has been widely published in the New York Times, New Republic, and elsewhere.

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