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Journalism and Human Rights: Fighting Back Against Disinformation

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs will host the Visiting Fellow Discussion Forum, “Journalism and Human Rights: Fighting Back Against Disinformation,” featuring journalist Maria Ressa. The talk will be moderated by Jackson Senior Fellow Amb. Harry Thomas.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for more than 30 years. In 2012, she co-founded Rappler.com, now one of the leading online news organizations in the Philippines. Previously, Ressa was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and Jakarta.

Pan Asian American Heritage Month 2020 Keynote

Fierce activist and icon Cecilia Chung’s keynote for Pan Asian American Heritage Month 2020 is entitled, “View from the Intersection: How race and gender impact my American life.”

As an Asian transgender woman living with HIV, she is an internationally recognized civil rights leader and pioneer who has dedicated herself to ending stigma, discrimination, and violence in all communities. Cecilia’s life story was portrayed in the ABC miniseries, When We Rise.

Parents of LGBTQ Children Lunch

The office of LGBTQ Resources and the LGBTQ Affinity group host lunches for parents of LGBTQ children (and their allies) every third Thursday of each month. All parents of LGBTQ children–as well as LGBTQ staff & faculty and allies–are invited to share this space for support, community, and conversation.

Symposium: Women at the Dawn of History

In the patriarchal world of ancient Mesopotamia, women were often represented in their relation to men—as mothers, daughters, or wives—giving the impression that a woman’s place was in the home. But, as we explore in this symposium, they were also authors and scholars, astute business-women, sources of expressions of eroticism, priestesses with access to major gods and goddesses, and regents who exercised power on behalf of kingdoms, states, and empires.

Racial Capitalism and the U.S. Colonial Present A Roundtable Discussion with Jodi Byrd, Alyosha Goldstein, and Manu Karuka with Daniel HoSang and Lisa Lowe

In this roundtable, Jodi Byrd, Alyosha Goldstein, and Manu Karuka will discuss the ways that historical and ongoing settler colonialism enables and compels a rethinking of racial capitalism, particularly reflecting upon the challenges and opportunities of understanding the relations between settler colonialism, slavery and its afterlives, empire and racialized migration in the U.S. colonial present.
Supported by the Edward J and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund

Inaugural Yale Mental Health Symposium: Beyond the Visible: Space, Place and Power in Mental Health

This special symposium seeks to make designers and practitioners aware of their capacity to improve access to and perceptions of mental health. One-quarter of the global population will suffer from mental illness at some stage of life. The built environment therefore becomes an urgent stage in which mental health must be addressed. The rise of urban inequality has huge impacts on an individual’s access to mental health services. This symposium will explore issues of mental health at three scales: the city, the hospital, and the home.

Yale Japanese American WWII Incarceration Day of Remembrance with Frank Sato

The Yale Japanese American Students Union and Asian American Cultural Center invite the Yale community to commemorate the 78th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. Yale’s 2020 Day of Remembrance will feature a fireside chat with Mr. Frank Sato, former Inspector General of the Departments of Transportation and Veterans Affairs. At age 13, Mr.

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