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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.
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...
Stephen Menendian Speaks at SHA 7th Annual Summit Day 1
Stephen Menendian was the keynote speaker at the 7th annual Sacramento Housing Alliance conference on September 29th, 2021, and presented on fair housing, racial inequality, and land use reform
Blog: The Role of Religion in Bridging Work
"When I took my shahada," said Curtis Toler, "my past sins were erased and I could start a new life." Curtis had spent many years as a high-ranking gang leader in Chicago, and he had hurt many people. But he had reached what author Amanda Ripley...
Video: Islamophobia in post-9/11 America
On Sept. 29, 2021 OBI held a 90-minute-long live event to launch a new survey on the views of Muslims in the United States. The survey, authored by OBI's Global Justice Director Elsadig Elsheikh and research Basima Sisemore, revealed the ubiquity and...
Podcast: Different Histories, Parallel Stories: Bridging African American and Immigrant Communities
Who Belongs? Podcast · EP 37 - Different Histories, Parallel Stories: Bridging African American and Immigrant Communities In this episode we hear from Gerald Lenoir and Nunu Kidane about their work on bridging African American and African immigrant...
Podcast: Developing a shared vocabulary: Introduction to Othering, Bridging & Belonging
Who Belongs? Podcast · EP 36 - Developing a shared vocabulary: Introduction to Othering, Bridging & Belonging In this episode we interview UC Berkeley Professor and OBI Director john a. powell. john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert...
Redefining Who Belongs
Recent acute instances of failed political leadership—particularly around the pandemic and an ongoing lack of action to protect Black lives—have shone a bright light on questions essential to our future as a country: Who are we? Who are we becoming? Who must we become if we are to create a different world where everyone belongs?
Press Release: Oakland home to Bay Area's most segregated neighborhoods
BERKELEY, CA: Six of the 10 most segregated Black neighborhoods in the Bay Area, and half of the region's top 10 most segregated Latino neighborhoods, are located in Oakland, a new analysis from UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute (OBI)...
Podcast: Developing a shared vocabulary for belonging
Who Belongs? Podcast · EP 36 - Developing a shared vocabulary: Introduction to Othering, Bridging & Belonging In this episode we interview UC Berkeley Professor and OBI Director john a. powell. john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert...
Roots of Structural Racism
Introduction In June of this year, we published the “Roots of Structural Racism” project examining the persistence and harmful effects of racial residential segregation in the United States from a number of angles. We examined trends, ranked cities...
Updating Our Segregation Research for the 2020 Census
As part of our ongoing research into racial residential segregation, we offer two new reports based on the latest demographic data of the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally using the recently-released 2020 Census. We've also significantly revamped our interactive web tool.
Video: Defending Against Disinformation
On Wednesday Sept. 21 at 12 noon, a panel of UC Berkeley scholars convened to explore one of the most critical questions facing U.S. democracy: How can we counter disinformation to protect our communities without compromising America’s core...

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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.
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#OBIRoots Conversation on Racial Segregation in the Bay Area and the 2020 Census
Join us Monday, Oct. 25 at 7pm PT / 10pm ET to hear from OBI researchers Stephen Menendian and Samir Gambhir as well as housing advocate Darrell Owens for a Twitter Spaces conversation where they will discuss the current state of residential segregation in the Bay Area, what new census data reveals, and the solutions to racial residential inequality. 
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