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.

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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.

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Visionary Frameworks Webinar Series

Over 2022 we hosted a five-part webinar series called "Visionary Frameworks" in which we learned together from organizers, artists and researchers who are putting visionary frameworks for change into action. Below you'll find some recordings of those...

Does Diversity Matter? In Tyre Nichols' Case, It Didn't

People have been asking me how I make sense of the fact that all five of the Memphis police officers who beat Tyre Nichols to death in that heinous attack were Black. Does that mean the attack was not racist? Does it negate race as a factor in the...

Othering & Belonging Institute condemns brutal killing of Tyre Nichols

We at the Othering & Belonging Institute are anguished by the murder of Tyre Nichols by five police officers in Memphis. We condemn in the strongest terms the inhumane actions of those five officers. Tyre was a worker, a skateboarder, and an artist...

Video: A New Theory of the Self with Bayo Akomolafe and Indy Johar

On January 19, 2023 Indy Johar of Dark Matter Labs and Global Senior Fellow Bayo Akomolafe explored a set of questions about the self: what if the self is not as estranged or as independent as we often suppose it is? If we are to take seriously...

California adopts OBI's latest opportunity maps

BERKELEY: The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) has reapproved the use of an opportunity map developed by the Othering & Belonging Institute (OBI) and partners. The adoption of the 2023 Opportunity Map marks the sixth consecutive...

Black lives matter, But to whom?

Today, we're thrilled to share an extraordinary new work from our Global Senior Fellow Bayo Akomolafe. In many ways, Bayo's piece defies any simple description or summary, but at its most basic, this two-part essay seeks to explore the limits of the...

Podcast: Does Integration Close Racial Disparities?

In this episode of Who Belongs? we hear from Darrell Owens, a policy analyst at California Yimby, and a writer on Substack who focuses on housing, planning, displacement, mobility and other issues. He just authored a new piece called Segregation or...

The History of Corporate Power

This article is derived from, but not a synopsis of, "Beyond Public/Private: Understanding Excessive Corporate Prerogative" by john a. powell and Stephen Menendian, which makes the case that corporations have overstepped their appropriate role in...

Berkeley institute breaks down structural racism in visual explainer video

UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute on Monday released a new visual explainer video and teaching guide on structural racism which helps resolve confusion around some common terms and concepts. Designed primarily for high school educators...

Structural Racism Explained

The “Structural Racism Explained” video (above) draws upon many varied sources in formulating specific definitions for different types of racism. The video and prompts provided in this video and teaching guide (download using form on right side of...

Three-quarters of San Diego region zoned for single-family housing

Just over three-quarters (75.66 percent) of residential land in southern California's San Diego region is reserved for single-family housing, according to a study released Monday by UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute (OBI).

Single-Family Zoning in the San Diego Region

IntroductionThe authors would like to thank Joshua Cantong, Data Analyst at the Othering and Belonging Institute for their valuable insights and contributions. This brief report continues our series investigating the extent of restrictive and...

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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.
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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.