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Ritual Transformations of Consciousness: Second Annual cConference of the Black Sacred Arts Series

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is proud to present its second annual conference on the theme of Ritual Transformations of Consciousness. Ritual transformations of consciousness (RTC)—often referred to in the literature as spirit possession, mediumship, more rarely shamanism; more broadly as trance, ecstasy, and altered states of consciousness—have, when addressed as elements of African and African Diasporic religions, long been the racialized domain of the Other; evolutionarily prior, a site of precarity or state of incompleteness for a developing rationality.

Hybrid Program, Conversation, Evoking Ancestral Memory, Land, and Identity

Join Natalie Ball and Royce K. Young Wolf for a conversation about ancestral memory, land, and identity. Ball is a Klamath, Modoc, and African American mother, scholar, artist, and land activist. Her artistic works and her scholarship reveal intersecting lives, lands, and hidden histories. She earned a B.A. in Race and Ethnic Studies and Art from the University of Oregon, Eugene; an M.A. in Indigenous Contemporary Art from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand; and an M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

Mondays at Beinecke: Revisiting the Past – Imagining the Future with Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for Japanese Studies

A talk in conjunction with the Beinecke Library building-wide exhibition, “Revisiting the Past—Imagining the Future,” on view through July 9.
Haruko Nakamura, Librarian for Japanese Studies, will discuss some of the items she selected for the exhibition.
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Virtual Program, Educator Workshop, Teacher Leadership Program

The Teacher Leadership Program is a free, one-hour workshop on Zoom for educators of all levels and disciplines that meets at 4:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month throughout the academic year. The sessions are led by Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Curator of Public Education; Amanda “Semente” Caroline de Oliveira Pereira, the John Walsh Fellow in Museum Education; Wurtele Gallery Teachers; and Education Department staff. In this program, educators explore innovative ways to connect their curricula and interest in art with the Yale University Art Gallery’s collection.

WWN - Crochet Night

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet but don’t know where to start? Come join us for a hat crocheting party and learn the basics of patterns and crochet stitches. All levels of experience are welcome! Light refreshments will be served. What to bring: any crochet hook sized between 4.5mm-6.0 mm and one skein (360 yards) of medium-weight yarn.

Behind Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern”: Book Talk by Professor Jing Tsu

Professor Jing Tsu, the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Yale, will deliver a talk about her new book Kingdom of Characters: The Language Evolution that Made China Modern.

Get Involved: Be the Change You Want to See

Local communities and organizations need new members to step in, step up and get involved. Many hands make lighter work. Many hands make change possible. Be something about which you feel passionate. Be a part of the change you want to see in the world around you.
Hear from just a few national organizations about what they do and how you can get involved with local chapters. Get inspired by these or other groups nearby who are making a change for a better tomorrow.

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