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Depolarization Day

Want a chance to hear from experts studying the root of what’s driving us apart and how we come back together? Eager to build the skills to listen empathetically, elicit narratives of connection, and interview professionally? Looking for a chance...

Reimagining Urban Planning: State of The Practice

Register here Reimagining Planning is a monthly series of public webinars that focuses on the edge of innovation in urban planning and policy. Traditionally Urban Planning has had a long legacy of harming communities of color, developing and implementing racist...

New video, curriculum, and report linking climate justice and mass liberation

Join us as we share a beautiful, animated video, a curriculum for facilitating workshops and planning sessions related to transformative narratives and collective visioning, and a report related to just world creation.

Book Talk: Before Gentrification

Register About: Dr. Golash-Boza's book Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC's Racial Wealth Gap explores how redlining, incarceration, anti-blackness, and gentrification have resulted in DC becoming an extremely unequal city. Join us for a book talk and panel discussion with...

Traumatic Repercussions: Black Women and Obstetric Racism

Join us on March 7, 2024 at 2pm for an in-person lecture, “Traumatic Repercussions: Black Women and Obstetric Racism,” by Dána-Ain Davis, Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and on a member of the faculty of the PhD Programs in Anthropology and Critical Psychology.

Is Democracy White?

Register Here In his recent essay, “The Children of the Minotaur” OBI Global Senior Fellow Bayo Akomolafe invites us to reconsider the very essence of belonging and democracy against the backdrop of climate chaos, geopolitical upheavals, and declining trust in...

Black Success, White Backlash, and the “N-Word Moment”

Since the end of the Civil Rights Movement, large numbers of Black people have made their way into settings previously occupied only by whites. While many whites supported these changes, many others felt that their own rights were being abrogated.

Rights and Resistance: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of (Legal) Same-Sex Marriage in San Francisco

On February 12, 2004, San Francisco began issuing marriage licenses for all couples. Within a month, about 4,000 marriage licenses were issued to same sex couples, but then the Supreme Court of California put a stop to the practice. Many credit this period as being instrumental in leading to same-sex marriage becoming legal throughout the United States in 2015.

Disability & Blackness: The Role of the Black Panthers in the Disability Rights Movement

REGISTER One of the hidden aspects of the Black Panther Party in the California Bay Area was its contributions to the nascent disability rights movement in the 1970s. In 1977, the Party famously supported a 26-day occupation of a federal...

Across Lines: Grief. with Bayo Akomolafe, Professor Sa’ed Atshan, and Cecilie Surasky

How do we catch people where they fall? How do we respond to this crisis in a way that doesn’t reinforce its architecture? What kind of politics is being summoned at this time?

Climate Displacement and the Right to Stay: Tools and Tactics for Climate Justice

Join us for a virtual walkthrough of OBI's new Climate Displacement and Resilience Database and a discussion on the “Right to Stay” as an organizing principle for climate justice.

O&B Conference: Berlin 2023

The Othering & Belonging Conferences are dynamic and uniquely-curated gatherings that advance scholarship, narratives, movements, policies, and practices that support a more fully inclusive “we.” Our first of two conferences will take place in Berlin. Click through to sign up for updates.

The Movement for Immigrant Voting Rights: Journey, Victories, Backlash, & Future

RSVP Here Did you know that immigrant voting has long existed in the United States? And that San Francisco just won a court battle to resume noncitizen voting in local school board elections? Knowing this history and the current initiatives...

Richard and Leah Rothstein: A Blueprint for Housing Reform

Join the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Othering and Belonging Institute, and the Berkeley Population Center for an important conversation on activism, advocacy, and America’s legacy of state-sanctioned segregation.

Whiteout: How Racial Capitalism Changed the Color of Opioids in America

This talk excavates the ways that the US “opioid crisis” of the past two decades came to be seen as white. Based on over a decade of participant observation in the field of addiction medicine, which has evolved in tandem...