Racial Residential Segregation and Housing Opportunity

On November 14, 2022, OBI's Stephen Menendian and Samir Gambhir presented at the Connecticut Affordable Housing Conference on their interactive segregation mapping tool, fair housing, affordable housing, and much more.

john a. powell presents before the World Health Organisation

Download OBI Director john a. powell's PPT here. A global webinar was held on 31 August 2022 to: Shed light on the injustices and systemic discrimination that people of African descent often face and its impact on health; Describe how processes of...

Answering the Call to Build Equitable Housing

On August 11, Assistant Director Stephen Menendian participated on a panel organized by SPUR on the legacy of housing discrimination in the Bay Area, and discussing the new statewide policy to purge racially restrictive covenants from housing deeds.

21st Century Racial Residential Segregation in the US

On April 21 Equity Metrics Director Samir Gambhir gave an overview of his program's research on racial residential segregation in the United States as part of the University of California Office of the President's Confronting Racism speaker series...

Racial Disparities in Home Ownership

On February 15, 2022, Assistant Director Stephen Menendian testified before the California State Assembly's housing and community development committee and budget committee in a joint hearing on homeownership. Stephen presented data on current...

Racial Hierarchy in America

On February 14, 2022, Director john a. powell presented to the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on the topic of racial hierarchy in the United States. powell first discussed the history of human and racial hierarchy and how implicit...

Unpacking the Housing Crisis

More than any time since the Great Recession, policymakers at every level are focused on the deepening problem of housing inequity and the many facets of this problem. Unfortunately, the challenges relating to housing are so many, so great, and so...

School Segregation and Educational Equity in San Francisco

Assistant Director Stephen Menendian presented in a panel organized on Jan. 13, 2022 by the SF Ed Fund on the dire state of public education in San Francisco. Stephen highlighted the high levels of student poverty and racial and economic segregation...

john a. powell discusses challenges of housing equity

As part of a Dec. 9 panel focused on Fair Housing for SCANPH, Director john powell presented research and insights on the challenges of housing equity, reflecting years of accumulated experience navigating this tricky issue.

Bridging to Belonging: understanding power and creating connections

Director john a. powell gave a presentation on Dec. 8 before the Institute for Nonprofit Practice focusing on strategies to foster belonging, particularly in non-profit organizations. His remarks emphasized the critical role of leaders in lifting up...

A Bridge to Belonging: The Practice of Beloved Community

Director john a. powell spoke at Thrive's event, "A Bridge to Belonging: The Practice of Beloved Community," on Dec. 5 about how bridging and belonging are integral to spirituality and the Beloved Community.

Bridging to Belonging: Understanding Power and Creating Connections

This keynote presentation by OBI director john a. powell on Nov. 9, 2021 focused on how creating transformational bridges and rebalancing power dynamics can foster belonging in our society. Specifically, it explored the role of philanthropic...

Video: History and Contemporary Legacy of Housing Discrimination and Segregation

On October 12, Assistant Director Stephen Menendian presented to the California Reparations Task Force on the history and contemporary legacy of housing discrimination and segregation in terms of life outcomes, homeownership disparities and the...

Video: Building Bridges & Belonging Through Communications

On October 8, 2021, OBI Director john a. powell sat down with Dr. Carmen Rojas from the Marguerite Casey Foundation for a conversation for the ComNetworkV21 Conference. They discussed how nonprofit leaders, communicators, and storytellers can...

Strengthening the protection of minority groups

On Oct. 4, 2021 OBI director john a. powell gave an overview of the mechanism of othering and belonging and the concept of targeted universalism. Professor powell defines ‘othering’ and ‘belonging’ as well as the mechanism to each as it relates to...

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Black Lives Matter, A Year After Ferguson (featuring john a. powell)

Director john a. powell is featured in this video produced by AJ+ one year after Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson, Missouri.

A New Theory of the Self

Animated Explainer Video Series

Our animated explainer videos break down some of the key principles that guide our work at the Othering & Belonging Institute. Follow the links below to view the videos, to read transcripts of the audio, and to learn more about each concept.