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Yale GISday Virtual Conference 2020

Yale University will celebrate GIS Day 2020 with the Yale GISday Virtual Conference: Mapping Spatial Inequity. Our GIS community at Yale University has shown an innovative application of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analysis, visualization, gaining insights into geospatial data, and decision-making in many fields ranging from science and social science to medicine, among others.

Virtual: WWN presents Exhale, Relax, Refresh, Recharge a NEW Fitstyle workshop

Join this NEW Fitstyle workshop focused on ways TO HELP PARENTS decrease stress in everyday life:

*Learn how to build healthy habits around stretching by using your everyday activities.
*Review a checklist for setting up a relaxing workspace and study space for kids at home.
*Receive time management tips and movement ideas to prevent stress.

This workshop includes actual stretches (done seated and/or standing) as well as breathing and relaxation exercises. PLUS, receive MINDFUL MOTIVATIONS (text messages) that will help you keep what you learn top of mind!

VIRTUAL: Bicycling, Birding, and #BLM across America in a Summer of Chaos

During summer 2020, I undertook a 76-day, ~3800 mile bicycle trip across the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, encountering extraordinary people, landscapes, and birds as I wheeled my way through towns on the brink of collapse, Native American lands, and vast private ranches. Witnessing people’s reactions to #BlackLivesMatter and other pressing issues taught me about the forces causing division in this country and how we can mend them.

Convening Yale: Professor David Blight. 'Frederick Douglass in His Times and in Ours'

David W. Blight is Sterling Professor of History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He previously taught at North Central College in Illinois, at Harvard University, and at Amherst College. In October of 2018, Simon and Schuster published his new biography of Frederick Douglass, entitled, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, which has won over seven book awards including the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, the Bancroft Prize for History, and the Francis Parkman Prize.

VIRTUAL: Celebration of Women in Chemistry: Virtual Symposium and Networking Session

This symposium, which will take place from 1-3 pm on Tuesday, November 10, is a celebration of women’s contributions to chemistry and the history of women chemists at Yale. The symposium coincides with the unveiling of a permanent exhibit in the chemistry buildings, which features women chemists who have made prominent contributions inside and outside Yale.

Virtual: Intersectional Activism: Ruby Ibarra in Conversation and Concert

Our third event in the “Beyond the Ballot: Representation and Participation” series, join us for an up-close and personal conversation with Ruby Ibarra about how she has intentionally used her music as a critical consciousness raising tool and her platform to mobilize communities for social change. The event will also include a live virtual concert performance by Ruby.

Trust in Translation: The Story behind "Welcome to the New World", Naji Aldabaan, Jake Halpern, Mohammed Kadalah, and Professor Kishwar Rizvi

Based on the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic story of a refugee family who fled the civil war in Syria to make a new life in America, this acclaimed novel follows the Aldabaan family as they start a new life in Connecticut. Panelists in this event will examine the role of translation, both linguistic and cultural in the context of refugee resettlement.
Naji Aldabaan | Hall High School
Jake Halpern | New York Times
Mohammed Kadalah | Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Santa Clara University

VIRTUAL: Kristina Wong for Public Office: On Race, Gender, and Comedy in Electoral Politics

Performance artist, comedian, and elected representative Kristina Wong is taking her raucous campaign online to arouse civic engagement and counter-hijack our democracy! An actual elected representative of Koreatown in Los Angeles, she was once a scrappy performance artist with a bright future in reality television. Now, the political system she used to ridicule is the one she’s become!!! Is she more effective as a performance artist or a politician? Is there actually a difference between performance art and politics? Can she Abolish ICE?!

VIRTUAL: Beyond the Ballot: Local Matters

Join us for the second event in our “Beyond the Ballot” intercultural civic engagement series, co-hosted and co-sponsored by the Afro-American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, La Casa Cultural, Native American Cultural Center, and the Community Initiative. This Thursday’s event will highlight the importance of local politics, voter registration and civic engagement with a panel discussion followed by a live Q&A. While this election day has important national implications, we must also recognize and understand the impact local officials have on our daily lives.

Virtual Fall Visit Day for Prospective Grad Students

Save the date for Jackson’s Virtual Fall Visit Day. Prospective graduate students are invited to join us online to learn more about Jackson’s MA and MAS programs in Global Affairs, view a class, and chat with current Jackson students and faculty members.
The day includes a live Zoom welcome with admissions staff, a virtual campus tour, a live virtual chat with students, and the opportunity to view a Global Affairs class.
Registered attendees will receive a follow-up email with more information closer to the date of their visit.
Registration is limited!

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