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...

john a. powell at Bioneers: 'We need a more complex story'

In an April 8 keynote at the Bioneers conference in Berkeley, OBI Director john a. powell spoke about the importance of recognizing our interconnected relationship to both nature, and fellow humans. Against the separations that society has...

Video: What if Justice is Getting in the Way?

In this March 29 event as part of the ongoing series The Edges in the Middle, scholar and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Global Senior Fellow Bayo Akomolafe explore Black identity, Black excellence, and the limits of seeking inclusion...

Video: A New Theory of the Self with Bayo Akomolafe and Indy Johar

On January 19, 2023 Indy Johar of Dark Matter Labs and Global Senior Fellow Bayo Akomolafe explored a set of questions about the self: what if the self is not as estranged or as independent as we often suppose it is? If we are to take seriously...

Structural Racism Explained

The “Structural Racism Explained” video draws upon many varied sources in formulating specific definitions for different types of racism. The video and prompts provided in this video and teaching guide are designed primarily for teachers to help students clarify and sharpen their understanding of the material.

A Discussion on the Inflation Reduction Act and Climate Justice

On Oct. 20 we hosted our first event as part of our new Climate Justice Series looking at solutions to the climate crisis and its impacts on communities around the world. In this event, we heard from a panel of experts who drilled down (no pun...

Video: 2022 Inclusiveness Index Launch

On Thursday, Oct. 13 we held this virtual event to announce the results of our 2022 Inclusiveness Index and provide a demonstration of our new interactive data table.

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...

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Reimagining Allyship: Reflecting on Where We Are and Where We Can Go From Here

The Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative is delighted to welcome Simran Jeet Singh to the UC Berkeley campus. Dr. Singh is Executive Director of the Religion and Society Program at the Aspen Institute and the author of the national...

Videos from the 2024 Othering & Belonging Conference

See our playlist below which includes all our videos from the 2024 Othering & Belonging Conference, which took place April 25-27 in Oakland, CA! To select a video from the playlist click on the button in the top right corner of the video player...