Video: john a. powell welcomes new UC Berkeley undergrads
Haas Institute Director john a. powell welcomed new UC Berkeley undergraduate students at a convocation, which was part of the Golden Bear Orientation, a week-long program that all 9,000 incoming undergraduate students participated in before classes...
john powell keynote at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Conference
On July 19, 2019, Professor john powell gave a keynote address at the Institute of Noetic Sciences' (IONS) 18th International Conference, entitled “The Possibility Accelerator: Creating Our Future, Now” in Santa Clara, CA. IONS has been bringing...
john a. powell on the Problem of Othering, at the Open Society Foundation in Berlin
On June 19, 2019, Director john a. powell participated on a panel discussion in Berlin, Germany hosted by the Open Society Foundation on defining the populist movement and the need for narrative change. Fellow panelists included Timea Junghaus...
john powell Keynote Speech on Spiritual Belonging (June 14, 2019)
On June 14, 2019, Professor john powell gave a keynote address at the Mind & Life Institute’s Summer Research Institute in Garrison, NY, entitled, “Contemplative Practices and Interventions for Individual and Social Flourishing.” The week-long...
Video: john a. powell at the Collective Impact Forum
On Tuesday, May 14, Director john a. powell presented a talk during the opening to the 2019 Collective Impact Convening's plenary session in Chicago. He explained why the Institute was changing its name from having "inclusion" in it, to "belonging."...
Opportunity Summit: State of the Bay - Where We Stand on Equity
Melissa Jones of BARHII introduces panel discussion on Economic Equity in the Bay Area The Regional Equity Atlas - Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink A shared understanding about the importance of equity to the future of the Bay Area. Powerful equity metrics...
john powell address at Harvard Graduate School of Education
On May 1, 2019, Professor john powell gave a keynote address at the Harvard Graduate School of Education national conference, entitled “Beyond Desegregation: Engaging Practices for Creating Diverse and Equitable Schools” in Cambridge, MA. The...
Video: Building Belonging in a Time of Othering, with john a. powell
Haas Institute director john a. powell gives a keynote talk on how a belonging paradigm can reshape our world for the better, with an introduction by The California Endowment''s Tony Iton, on April 9, 2019 at the Othering and Belonging Conference...
2019 Annual Summit for the North Central Accountable Community of Health
On April 12, 2019, Professor powell gave two keynote speeches at the 2019 Annual Summit for the North Central Accountable Community of Health in Moses Lake, Washington. The goals of the Summit were to advance whole person health, to create a shared...
Video: Stephen Menendian keynote at the Fair Housing Conference
Haas Institute Assistant Director Stephen Menendian gave a keynote talk on April 1 at a fair housing conference in San Rafael on the topic of residential racial segregation. Stephen prefaced his remarks with an explanation that the fundamental...
Video: EJ Toppin on resistance to reparations as a crisis of national identity
Haas Institute researcher EJ Toppin participated in a panel discussion on the issue of reparations on April 1, 2019 at a conference on fair housing in San Rafael. EJ addressed the resistance among white people to reparations, saying that the issue...
Video: john powell & Nadine Strossen engage on campus hate speech
On March 15, 2019, Haas Institute Director john powell and New York Law School Professor Nadine Strossen discussed the issue of campus hate speech at an event at the University of Delaware. The conversation focused on responding to hate speech on...
Video: Ibram X. Kendi and john a. powell on "How the Ideology of Race Shapes Education and Society"
On March 6, 2019, Director john powell spoke as a respondent to Professor Ibram X. Kendi’s book talk on his work, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. In Stamped, Professor Kendi argues that there are two...
john powell at the "ALL IN for Equity" conference in Monterey County
On March 2, 2019, Director john powell gave a keynote at the "ALL IN for Equity" conference in Monterey County. The event was hosted by the Monterey County Office of Education in collaboration with other local agencies. The conference brought...
Video: john a. powell on anti-Black state violence
On February 20, 2019, Director john a. powell was keynote speaker at the Symposium on Anti-Black State Violence in the US and Brazil held at the University of California, Berkeley. The symposium aimed to address multiple perspectives on how scholars...

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White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality

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