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.
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...
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...
Video: Bridging the Black-Asian Divide
In this Rise Up For Justice livestream conversation, Black and Asian scholars and activists discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a multi-racial justice movement that includes both communities.
Video: Will humanity survive? The philosophy of john a. powell
This previously unreleased video from May 2018 features Othering & Belonging Institute Director john a. powell on the urgent need to create a world of greater belonging and avoid the impulse toward smaller and more fragmented "we's."
Video: Building Belonging in a Time of Othering
The Monterey Public Library (California's first public library founded in 1849) is one of 36 libraries to receive a grant to participate in Book to Action - an opportunity to read, discuss, and act on a select book that's relevant to their community...
Video: "The Roots of Structural Racism" Segregation Project Launch Event
On Tuesday, June 22 we hosted a half-day forum with fair housing advocates and leading race and housing scholars from across the United States for the unveiling of "The Roots of Structural Racism.
Video: Fear of change divides people | #AskOBI
john a. powell, head of OBI and UC Berkeley law professor, explains how fear of change is fuel to the engine of division and polarization.
Video: Equity is not enough, we need targeted universalism | #AskOBI
john a. powell, head of OBI and UC Berkeley law professor, swiftly traces the history of (in)equality and equity in this installment of AskOBI. In doing so, he points us to next steps, but what comes next? Arguing the equity is not enough, john a...
Video: How othering has led to a 'world on fire' | #AskOBI
Naomi Klein, renowned journalist and author of How to Change Everything, joined our April 2021 virtual summit to discuss climate change and youth activism.
Video & Recap: The 2021 O&B Virtual Summit
In welcoming more than 3,000 viewers to OBI’s first virtual Othering & Belonging Summit on April 21, Director john a. powell posed a rhetorical question to the audience: is it the journey towards belonging we should be most concerned with, or the destination?
Video: How distributing vaccines by age is hurting people of color | #AskOBI
Denise Herd, the associate director of OBI, discusses shortcomings in vaccine distribution methods.
Video: Why historical harms should shape Covid-19 vaccine distribution | AskOBI
Denise Herd, the associate director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, intervenes in the conversation surrounding vaccine distribution.
Video: Making Urbanism Antiracist
On April 15, 2021, Assistant Director Stephen Menendian was interviewed by YIMBY Action Board Chair, Ernest Brown, as part of a series on "Making Urbanism Antiracist." They discussed the nature of opportunity, mobility versus place-based strategies, and the race versus class debate.

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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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White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality

Join author Sheryll Cashin for a book talk about her recently-released White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality, followed by a conversation with john a.

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