VIRTUAL: Dharmic Traditions and Social Justice Activism

Interested in social justice activism as an expression of your faith? Join us for an evening with Tahil Sharma, United Religions Initiative Regional Coordinator and a Director of the University of Southern California Hindu Students Organization.

Tahil will share his personal journey as a gay American-born Hindu and Sikh working in the social justice and chaplaincy/spiritual care-giving domains.

VIRTUAL | Initiative on Literature and Racial Justice: A public conversation with Albert Woodfox, the author of Solitary

Albert Woodfox, the author of SOLITARY, will have a Zoom conversation with Irene Vázquez ‘21. Anne Fadiman, Yale’s Francis Writer-in-Residence, will introduce. Woodfox spent more than forty years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, for a crime he did not commit. SOLITARY was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

VIRTUAL: Racism and Anti-Racism Among Asian Americans: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Solidarity, Complicity, and Our Future

Our third event in the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) x Association of Asian American Yale Alumni (AAAYA) virtual event series will be moderated by Professor Daniel Martinez HoSang, tenured Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies. This will be a panel event featuring alumni Professor Janelle Wong (GSAS ’01), Odette Wang (YC ’20) and current student, Lakshmi Amin (YC ’21) in conversation about how varied racialized experiences and positionality impacts how Asian Americans engage with various social issues.

Developers Lunch-and-Learn: Accessibility

The topic for this session is Testing for Accessibility. We will cover how to do an accessibility test on your site/application using automated accessibility checkers and manual reviews. We will demonstrate a few automated accessibility tools to test your site (what to use and how to use them). However, automated accessibility checkers only uncover about a third of all accessibility issues. Manual testing is essential in the accessibility testing process. Using bookmarklets, browsers, and other tools, learn our tips and tricks for checking for these not-as-easy-to-find issues!

YLNG & YAAA Virtual Demonstration: Capoeira, Maculele, and Samba

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join the Yale Latino Networking Group, Yale African American Affinity Group, and Brazilian Fitness Center for a virtual demonstration of capoeira, maculele, and samba. The purpose of this event is to impart key facts about Afro-Brazilian culture, demonstrate Afro-Brazilian culture using dance, inspire attendees to relate to Afro-Brazilian culture through participation in its music and dance, and share aspects of Latin American culture with which many are unfamiliar.

Virtual: BLM in the Asian Community: Creating a Safe Space for Discussing Difficult Topics Intergenerationally

During this event, we will look at the issue of Black Lives Matter through the lens of multiple generations of Asian-Americans. Dr. Yuen will facilitate a conversation between an Asian young adult and parent on their views of BLM. This event is not intended to provide solutions but a supportive space and methods for more empathetic child-parent communication about difficult topics intergenerationally. Join us for mental wellness information, check in and discussion.

Virtual: YLNG & LGBTQ Poetry Reading Event with D.L. Cordero

Join the Yale Latino Networking Group and the LGBTQ Affinity Group for a poetry reading event with D.L. Cordero. D.L. Cordero is a published sci-fi fantasy author, occasional poet, and horror dabbler working out of Denver, Colorado. As a nonbinary, queer, Puerto Rican person, they utilize an intersectional approach when writing, incorporating they/them pronouns, Spanish-English hybridization, and characters from a wide range of sexual orientations, genders, races, and abilities.

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