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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.
Podcast: Belong Circles
In this episode we speak with Angel Mortel and Aleena Gonzalez. Angel is a lead organizer with LA Voice, which is a multi-racial and multi-faith community organization that awakens people to their own power and trains them to organize together. LA...
Poem: A Love Supreme
Across seven seas and barren borders, we are all connected and conjoined. Through the pain and the pandemic, the exploitation and the expropriation, Through the crisis of the changing climate and the desolate deserts without food, Through the oil...
Covid-19: What Will We Remember?
What will we care to re-member about the era of the Covid-19 pandemic? Some events become a generational marker, an experience shared by so many in such profound ways that the ripples last decades. The “Great Depression” of the 1930s and the US war...
Podcast: The Belong Movement
In this episode we speak with Ashlin Malouf-Gashaw. Ashlin is the Chief Formation Officer at PICO California, the largest multi-racial faith-based community-organizing network in the state. PICO is leading The Belong Movement, which aims to address...
Bridging to Belonging: Understanding Power and Creating Connections
This keynote presentation focused on how creating transformational bridges and rebalancing power dynamics can foster belonging in our society. Specifically, it explored the role of philanthropic organizations like the Packard Foundation in creating...
OBI Conference Discussion with John Woods
Throughout O&B 2021 we’ve discussed the urgency of bridging across lines of difference, including across ideological lines, which can sometimes be the most difficult bridge to cross for those of us working towards belonging. In this discussion, OBI...
WHO: Addressing Racial Discrimination and Strengthening the Protection of Minorities and other population groups in UN Programming Processes
WHO, Overview of the mechanism of othering and belonging and the concept of targeted universalism into the design and preparation of CCA/CF by john powell, Director of UC Berkeley Othering & Belonging Institute. Professor powell defines ‘othering’...
INET Climate Justice Conference: Just Transition and the Transition to Justice
On September 28th 2021, john a powell moderates discussion with Johanna Chao Kreilick- President, Union of Concerned Scientists and Ashindi Maxton- Co-Founder & Executive Director, Donors of Color Network about “Climate and the Commons" for the INET...
Can we disarm vigilantes by bridging?
Today, another vigilante escaped justice. Somehow, a jury in Wisconsin found that Kyle Rittenhouse was justified in driving across a state border and killing two protesters, wounding a third, and firing on a fourth with a semi-automatic rifle. I can...
Podcast: Belonging in Oakland
In this episode we speak with Roberto Bedoya. Roberto is the Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Oakland in California. He developed the City’s Cultural Plan, titled, Belonging in Oakland. Throughout his career Roberto has consistently advocated...
Margins in Movement
This report chronicles more than two years of research with the people of the Inland Empire — the two-county region of Southern California often seen as a periphery “at the margins” of Los Angeles. This research seeks to understand prevailing beliefs and narratives across different groups on ideas of community, economic opportunity, government, and more.
Podcast: On being seen and heard
In this episode we speak with Tamia Dantzler & Dashley Concepcion. Tamia is an alum and Dashley is a current student at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. In a previous episode we spoke with Frances Lucerna, founding principal of El Puente...

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