Principles for Reframing the National Security Narrative

Our public discourse is seeded with dangerous and counterproductive ideas concerning national security that are so deeply embedded we may often be unaware that we, as story tellers, are invoking or reinforcing them in our own narrations. Thus, over...

Video: Disability & Blackness

One of the hidden aspects of the Black Panther Party in the California Bay Area was its contributions to the nascent disability rights movement in the 1970s. In 1977, the Party famously supported a 26-day occupation of a federal building in San...

Video: Across Lines: Grief. with Bayo Akomolafe, Professor Sa’ed Atshan, and Cecilie Surasky

How do we catch people where they fall? How do we respond to this crisis in a way that doesn’t reinforce its architecture? What kind of politics is being summoned at this time? In this November 16 conversation that was part of our Democracy &...

Video: Climate Displacement and the Right to Stay: Tools and Tactics for Climate Justice

On Nov. 15 OBI's Global Justice team hosted this hour-long livestream to mark the launch of the Climate Displacement and Resilience Database . The team provided background on the database, demonstrated how other researchers and organizations can use...

Introducing Othering & Belonging Berlin

Othering & Belonging Institute Director john a. powell opens up OBI's first O&B Conference in Berlin with an introduction to the Institute's framework. Transcript Christiana Bukalo: Hello. Hi everyone. Good morning and welcome. As you might be able...

Video: Understanding Islamophobia in the Global Context

On Friday, Sept. 22, we hosted a 90-minute virtual event to mark the launch of our Islamophobia Reading Resource Packs for the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, which featured the publications' authors

Video: Climate Refugees: Facts and Findings, and Strategies for 'Loss and Damage.'

On Thursday, July 27 we hosted a panel to mark the release of our research brief, “ Climate Refugees: Facts and Findings, and Strategies for 'Loss and Damage.' ” This panel discussed ideas to strengthen and bridge movements for climate refugee...

Video: Affirmative Action, SCOTUS and Solidarity

This June 11 panel of thinkers and organizers from the Solidarity Council on Racial Equity talks about how solidarity makes a difference in the lives of people impacted by the US Supreme Court ruling to ban affirmative action. It included Maria...

Video: Democracy and its Exquisite Others with Madhulika Banerjee, Minna Salami, and Bayo Akomolafe

On July 6 our Democracy & Belonging Forum hosted its latest installment of The Edges in the Middle series where OBI Global Senior Fellow Bayo Akomolafe spoke with Minna Salami and Professor Madhulika Banerjee about the changing body of democracy, the...

Leah Rothstein Presents, "Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law"

Author and community organizer Leah Rothstein presents her new book (co-authored with Richard Rothstein) during a presentation prepared for OBI staff on July 6, 2023. The presentation was facilitated by OBI Assistant Director Stephen Menendian. Learn...

Video: Unpacking the Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

In this Monday, July 3 livestream we heard from some of the country's leading legal scholars about the significance of the recent Supreme Court decision banning affirmative action at public and private universities.

Video: Cities Against Racism

In this June 14 event organized by our Democracy & Belonging Forum and the German Marshall Fund of the United States as part of our (Un)Common Threads conversation series, we explored the strengths and challenges of city governments pursuing anti...

Video: Naomi Klein, Bayo Akomolafe, and Yuria Celidwen on Climate Grief and Hope

In this Thursday, May 4 event organized as part of The Edges in the Middle event series by our Europe-based Democracy and Belonging Forum, we had the privilege of hosting celebrated climate activist Naomi Klein, Indigenous scholar Dr. Yuria Celidwen...

Video: Bridging Towards a Just, Inclusive, Pluralistic, Democracy

So how can bridge-builders support one another and the communities with which they engage to show up to the table consistently and fully as we work toward a just, inclusive, pluralistic democracy? What does it mean to model pluralism in a way that...

Video: Beyond Generations

This April 18 event featured Eunice Lin Nichols, Co-CEO of Co-Generate; Bobby Duffy, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute at King's College and author of Generations: Does when you're born shape who you are? ; and Manu Meel...

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Advancing Equitable Community-based Transportation Planning

In response to the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while reducing transportation inequities, the California Air Resources Board launched two clean mobility grant programs that fund community transportation needs assessments, planning, and...
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Book Talk: Before Gentrification

Register About: Dr. Golash-Boza's book Before Gentrification: The Creation of DC's Racial Wealth Gap explores how redlining, incarceration, anti-blackness, and gentrification have resulted in DC becoming an extremely unequal city. Join us for a book talk and panel discussion with...

The Future of Spirituality and Belonging, with john a. powell

On January, 23, 2024, Director john. a. powell sat down with Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp and Reverend Ben McBride to discuss the future of spirituality, belonging, memory, and the relationship between structure and story. Listen to the two-part...