STEP 1 OF 3: Watch the HBO premiere of Between the World and Me on HBO or HBO MAX | November 21, 8 pm

STEP 2 OF 3: View a panel discussion around Between the World and Me on HBO or HBO MAX | Date & Time TBA

STEP 3 OF 3: Listen to HBO’s Between the World and Me Podcast available online | November 23-December 14

Note: Yale students and staff may access HBO at no cost through XFINITY On Campus.

At a moment of transnational racial reckoning, this listening session explores black frequency as a site of possibility. It engages black frequency in multiple forms: as a sonic space that ranges from silence to deafening, dissonant noise; as a register of ecstatic rapture and spirituality; as a temporal feedback loop of memory, repetition, and renewal; as a dynamic relation of call and response, or chorus and verse; as a haptic and kinetic space of contact and connection across the African continent and its various diasporas.

The year 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities and exposes vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems. In Africa, compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who generally earn less, save less, and hold less secure jobs.

Join us at this rare opportunity to experience what it is like to be in a group therapy session that is intended to not only help the Black men who attend, but is also meant to increase awareness for people who are in (family, friend, co-worker, or intimate) relationship with Black men. This event is intended to educate through phenomenological experience, so that each person has an opportunity to gain an understanding about the therapeutic needs of Black men by doing.”

Please join The Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA) on November 12th at 5-6 pm for a Zoom Cooking Demonstration: “Cooking For The Seasons” Southern Style Eats & More with Executive Chef Tori Brown, Owner of Breakfast Belle.

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.

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.

Do you want to optimize and refine your remote work? Join Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) for “Thriving in a Virtual Work Environment,” a Lean In mentorship session. Our distinguished panelists represent fellow Yale colleagues who have adapted to this current work context and will share their strategies to apply to your own approach.

The world around us is changing quickly and at times may seem overwhelming, which, if we are not careful, can lead to feelings of burnout and exhaustion. But there are simple tools and basic practices we can employ to help us navigate these changes and perhaps even grow from them. Join Danielle Casioppo, MS, Education Specialist and certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor with Being Well at Yale, for an exploration of simple daily practices to boost resilience and reduce stress, even in the midst of challenging times.

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group, Working Women’s Network, and Yale Latino Networking Group for a book club discussion on Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. Daughters of the Stone is a lyrical powerful novel about a family of Afro-Puerto Rican women spanning five generations, detailing their physical and spiritual journey from the Old World to the New. Register by Friday, January 29 for a chance to win a free copy of the book!

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