Spouses And Partners

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!

Virtual: WWN Book Club Discussion: A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Join us for the next meeting of the WWN Book Club. We will be reading A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. We hope you will join us for a great discussion. New members are always welcome!

Book Description:

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

Virtual: WWN Bright Horizons Presentation - Child and Elder Care Options

Join Bright Horizons for a discussion of the current offerings from Yale, which includes subsidized back-up care for Yale faculty, staff, post-docs, and students, and Crisis Care Assist (using a caregiver from your own network). Be sure to register based on your Yale affiliation: Faculty, managerial & professional staff, post-doctoral associates & fellows, clerical & technical, and service & maintenance staff.

Community Service with Asian Network at Yale

Community Service with Asian Network at Yale (ANY)

Tuesday, October 27 | 9:30 – 11:30 am | Pavilion at College Woods (corner of Cold Spring Street and Orange Street) New Haven, CT 06511

The Asian Network at Yale (ANY) is delighted to help the Integrated Refugees & Immigrant Services (IRIS), CT raise food and money for refugees and immigrants. Please join ANY to donate nonperishable food (such as canned, boxed or bagged food/drinks) and/or money in support of refugees and immigrants in Connecticut during this difficult time.

Queer Crafternoon: Halloween Edition

Queer Crafternoons are THE Office of LGBTQ’s Resources space to relax, hang out, and do whatever makes you feel crafty in a socially distanced setting! Join us for the relaunch of this beloved Office staple as we count down the days to everyone’s favorite spooky holiday. Bring a project you’re working on or learn how to make DIY Halloween decorations for your dorm/apartment! We will be screening Hocus Pocus as folks chill, mingle, and most of all—craft!

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