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VIRTUAL: "Gender-Neutral" Public Policies and Their Gendered Consequences in China

The progress of gender equality in China has attracted a lot of attention in the recent decade. As China has gotten richer, many people expected that the gender inequality situation would improve. However, if we compare China with other countries in the world using the Global Gender Gap Index, China ranked in just the 45th percentile in gender equality in 2006, and has continued to regress over the past decade. Eliminating gender inequality benefits China in multiple important ways. Most family and aging policies in China are gender-blind and are often framed as gender-neutral.

VIRTUAL: A Prideful Conversation with Sara Gilbert

@YaleInHollywood and the Yale Alumni Association present a Prideful Conversation with @TheSaraGilbert
Join us for a conversation with actress, director and producer, Sara Gilbert. We will discuss her journey to Yale, her Hollywood career from actress to producer, lessons learned, and find out what keeps Sara inspired.
Streaming Live via the Yale Alumni Association YouTube Channel

A World Refugee Day Event: Poetry Slam & Storytelling

In honor of World Refugee Day, IRIS & Sanctuary Kitchen are partnering to celebrate our vibrant refugee & immigrant community from around the world.
Enjoy performances by students from IRIS & chefs of Sanctuary Kitchen as they share stories & poems on the theme of “Emerging.”
This event would not be complete without international food! Purchase a Sanctuary Kitchen snack box of Cheese & Spinach Fatayer, Hummus & crudite. Order now for pick up at the event!

VIRTUAL: Yale Alumni LIVE: Joe English ’17

In recognition and celebration of Pride Month, please join us to meet Joe English ‘17, former president of the YCC and founder of Hope in a Box, a national nonprofit that brings diverse and inclusive curriculum, training, and literature to hundreds of public schools in all 50 states. Joe previously worked for, the global education-to-employment NGO, and for McKinsey & Company as a consultant focusing on education and economic development.

VIRTUAL: James Baldwin’s Queer Revolution: A Lecture and Conversation with Kevin Quinn ’01

James Baldwin’s position as one of the most important voices of the Civil Rights movement is uncontested. Indeed, he might be the most eloquent of our prophets, the singular critical eye that saw race relations in the American context for what they were, what they are, and what they will always be. But the range of his corrective lens, as it were, also extends to the unprecedented ways in which he changed the queer landscape. His formidable Giovanni’s Room appeared at a time when few American writers could even reference, let alone write explicitly about, queer desire.

Kumu Hina Virtual Screening & Discussion

Join the LGBTQ Affinity Group and Asian Network at Yale for a virtual screening and discussion of Kumu Hina, a powerful feature documentary about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the Westernized society of modern day Hawaii. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian who is both a proud and confident māhū, or transgender woman, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.

Wonderful Books and Where to Find Them!

The New Haven Free Public Library, in partnership with the Yale Affinity Groups, is excited to bring you this new book club for families focusing on topics of social importance! This month we focus on PRIDE with a reading of Introducing Teddy, by Jessica Walden. Come for the reading, and stay for the discussion! Questions? Call (203) 946-8129. No registration is required. Join us via the Zoom link:

Mondays at Beinecke: Robert Giard Photographs with Jonathan Silin

Jonathan Silin will discuss the work of American photographer Robert Giard, renowned for his portraits of American poets and writers. Giard’s particular focus was on gay and lesbian writers. Some of his photographs of the American gay and lesbian literary community appear in his groundbreaking book Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, published by MIT Press in 1997.
ZOOM webinar registration:

The Undocumented Americans Book Talk

Join the Future Leaders of Yale, Yale Latino Networking Group, and Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, for our next immigration series event. We will be joined by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio to discuss her book The Undocumented Americans. As one of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard University, Karla reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation. Register by Friday, June 25th for your chance to win a free copy of the book!

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