Graduate And Professional

Gordon Grand Fellowship Online Lecture: A Conversation with Anne Wojcicki YC’96, CEO & Co-founder, 23andMe, and President Peter Salovey

Please join us on Thursday, October 8 from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. for the Gordon Grand Lecture at Yale: A Conversation with Anne Wojcicki YC ’96, CEO & Co-founder, 23andMe, and Yale University President, Peter Salovey. Yale School of Management Dean, Kerwin K. Charles will host.
The Gordon Grand Fellowship Lecture series brings prominent business leaders to Yale University each year to discuss their careers, philosophies, and expertise with the Yale and New Haven communities. We are delighted to welcome Anne back to Yale as our inaugural virtual Gordon Grand Fellow.

Virtual: ‘Coming Out’ Panel Discussion: Stories from the Intersection of Disability and Sexuality

Yale’s Workplace Survey results revealed that a higher percentage of LGBTQ+ identified people also identify as disabled compared to the heterosexual majority.

This panel will focus on storytelling, skill-building, and the choice of disclosure, and is intended to highlight one area of intersectionality between the LGBTQ and DiversAbility at Yale Affinity Groups.

In celebration of National Coming Out Day (October 11), panelists will discuss their experiences of “coming out” either as LGBTQ+, as having a disability at Yale, or both.

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!

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.

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