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.
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.
Video: Identity and Activism in Diverse Democracies
On Sept. 29, OBI's Democracy and Belonging Forum hosted this conversation between Yascha Mounk, a writer and academic known for his work on the crisis of multiracial democracy, and with Uma Mishra-Newbery, a global social justice and women's rights...
Video: Rising Up For Reparations
On Thursday, Sept. 29 we hosted a conversation on the promise and practice of reparations being undertaken for Black Americans. Speakers included Trevor Smith, the Director of Narrative Change at Liberation Ventures; Donald K. Tamaki, an appointed...
Video: When "just getting along" isn't enough
What if the very indigestibility of the other calls for new ways of framing identity and the promise of politics? Where are the thirst-quenching waters in a time of fire and fury? Is belonging possible in a world rooted in othering? These are some of...
Video: The 'Perfect' Baby?: The Dangers of Gene Editing in Assisted Reproduction
Gene editing technology like CRISPR may have potential to treat diseases, but does editing future generations go too far? In this August 9 event, we heard renowned bioethicist Françoise Baylis, reproductive justice activist Nourbese Flint, and...
Equity 2.0? What is Targeted Universalism and How Does It Address Inequality?
This is an excerpt taken from this May 2022 webinar in which OBI Director john a. powell explains the concept of Targeted Universalism. This excerpt was originally published here. Transcript john a. powell: What happened in terms of the application...
Video: Teaching for Racial Equity & Housing Justice Curriculum Launch
This April 21 Zoom event marked the launch of a set of more than two dozen curriculum and resources on teaching for racial equity and housing justice, designed in collaboration with Bay Area teachers. Coming out of a two year-long project in...
Video: Cultures of Care launch event
On April 4, 2022 we celebrated the launch of our Cultures of Care project with a fantastic panel of care practitioners who talked about what care means to them, and why it matters more than ever today. This project was initiated in the fall of 2020...
Video: Guide to Mapping Race and Housing Segregation in the US
This instructional video shows users how to use our interactive segregation mapping tool which was released in 2021 as part of our Roots of Structural Racism project. The mapping tool allows users to view the levels of segregation anywhere in the US...
Video: Rifts and Revelations
On March 31 we hosted this conversation about how religion has shaped responses to Covid-19 in the United States. It looked at the impact of the pandemic on religious communities, ideas of health and wellness, and the relationship between law and...
Video: Local Histories of Segregation
On Wednesday, March 30 we hosted three brilliant authors who have helped create reports on local histories of segregation for the San Francisco Bay Area and Hartford, Connecticut. They shared their stories as well as their research processes and...
Video: The Defiant Middle book talk
On March 14 we hosted author Kaya Oakes for a book talk about her recently published The Defiant Middle: How Women Claim Life's In-Betweens to Remake the World. This talk was followed by a conversation with History professor Ronit Stahl, Interim...
Video: Keeping it Unreal Book Talk
On March 10 we hosted OBI faculty scholar Darieck Scott and colleagues from across the country for an online conversation about his new book, Keeping It Unreal: Comics and Black Queer Fantasy.
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.

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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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Reflections on an “Appropriate" Public Education:  Forty Years After Board of Education v. Rowley
The 1982 landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Board of Education v. Rowley set a standard for the support public schools must provide to students with disabilities, but the legacy is complex. 
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.