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.
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.
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.
A Bridge to Belonging: The Practice of Beloved Community
Director john a. powell spoke at Thrive's event, "A Bridge to Belonging: The Practice of Beloved Community," on Dec. 5 about how bridging and belonging are integral to spirituality and the Beloved Community.
White Space, Black Hood
On Nov. 5 Georgetown law professor Sheryll Cashin presented her new book, titled, White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality, at UC Berkeley, in the first in-person event organized by the O&B Institute in...
Video: Atmospheres of Violence
At a time when LGBTQ rights are advancing, why are attacks against trans, queer and/or gender-nonconforming people of color increasing?
Video: Justice for Black Farmers
The introduction of the Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020 and the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act of 2021 was the first time many Americans learned about the historical and ongoing discrimination against farmers of African descent by...

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OBI Presents: Recharge
There is so much in our histories and communities that inspires us, but even still, many of us face despair and depletion in the face of multiplying crises. We invite you to join us in co-creating an online gathering to help us nourish our selves, our communities and our planet. Entry is limited to 200 guests, so reserve your slots soon.
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