The global pandemic has forced us to not only examine what makes a good society, but what makes a good life. The pandemic has made us conscious - as if we needed any reminders - of the incredible gaps between privilege and poverty, wealth and marginalization. Social justice, or the lack thereof, has been a major factor in the way people have experienced this time. Faith leaders, religious institutions and activists moved by their spirituality have been at the forefront of confronting these inequalities and deep social fissures.
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Join the July Parenting Check-in sessions on July 15 and July 29 at 1:30 via Zoom. The check-in will serve as an opportunity for Yale community parents to check-in, share tips and tricks and concerns about our new normal of being parent(s), continued work responsibilities, and now the additional responsibility of homeschooling and managing the nuances of having babies and toddlers at home instead of daycare. The conversation will be a safe space for us to positively communicate and learn and grow from each other.
*** The event has been rescheduled for August 18 - please see new calendar entry to register for the revised date ***
The topic for this session is “How to Make your Single Page App (SPA) Accessible.” Learn tips and tricks for making your single page application accessible. This talk will include a general overview of SPA accessibility, but will mostly cover React accessibility.
Zoom link available through Yale’s Training Management System (TMS).
There has been progress all around the world over the last few decades in improving women’s rights. Gender equity legislation has become common. Nevertheless, family law is often discriminatory, domestic violence is widespread, and female participation in politics and public life is often low. So how do we achieve gender equality? What is the role of government, religious leaders, civil society and human rights activists? On 8 July, we will be joined by three women from the Middle East and North Africa to discuss how Covid 19 is impacting the struggle for equal rights in their region.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep fault lines in our societies, including the disproportionate health and economic impact on minority communities. A recent independent report in the UK entitled Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 confirmed Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups were more likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts. We have seen similar statistics in other nations including Norway and the United States.
The COVID-19 crisis and George Floyd tragedy have increased awareness of the urgency for health equity, racial equity, and economic resiliency. Can channeling capital to invest in local communities help? Once the exclusive realm of the super-affluent, regulatory changes and new financial tools have opened opportunities for investors of any wealth status to align their money with their values. Now, more than ever, communities and individuals need to recognize their power to make significant change toward social and economic justice.
To join office hours via Zoom, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/93486655135.
Have a question about digital accessibility? Want a person to show you what you need to do in real time? Visit our monthly office hours to get hands-on assistance with your websites, your documents, your social media, communications, and more. Learn how to use Siteimprove, or get a manual check on that flier you’re about to send to the printer. Let us refresh your memory on making your PDFs screen-readable. You get the idea.
We have seen communities respond to the current crisis in very positive ways, from coming together to clap for our nurses and doctors – daily in cities like New York and weekly here in London – to locally self-organising and providing mutual support to help their most vulnerable neighbours. However, with many groups remaining overlooked, we have also seen the crisis fuel a toxic mix of fear and resentment in some countries, including rising xenophobia, inter-generational angst, and rising tensions between cities and regions.
If you add content to your websites, chances are you’re also responsible for managing social media for your department or unit. Social media platforms like YouTube/Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest can present unique challenges for users with disabilities, many of which are beyond your control.