Spouses And Partners

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.

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.

Virtual: YLNG & LGBTQ Poetry Reading Event with D.L. Cordero

Join the Yale Latino Networking Group and the LGBTQ Affinity Group for a poetry reading event with D.L. Cordero. D.L. Cordero is a published sci-fi fantasy author, occasional poet, and horror dabbler working out of Denver, Colorado. As a nonbinary, queer, Puerto Rican person, they utilize an intersectional approach when writing, incorporating they/them pronouns, Spanish-English hybridization, and characters from a wide range of sexual orientations, genders, races, and abilities.

VIRTUAL: The Science of Well Being with Laurie Santos

The most popular course in the more than three-century history of Yale, “The Science of Well Being” highlights research that reveals misconceptions about what makes us happy — and the concrete steps we can take to live a more fulfilling life. Yale Professor Laurie Santos has taken this course and created a new version specifically for high school aged youth. Join us for a conversation about how youth (and youth workers) can improve their mental and physical health.

VIRTUAL: Just Breathe: Resilience Strategies for Today’s Youth & Youth Workers with Jannah Scott

In the first six months of 2020, today’s children and youth have lived through so many soul-provoking experiences. With the advent of COVID-19 illness and death, quarantines, school closures, summers on hold, graphic depictions of violence, the prospect of not going back to school or going back in a socially distanced fashion, and difficult imagery and discussion around issues of race and justice, youth have a lot of questions—and some even have deep concerns and fears.

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