Video: The future of freedom: Reparations after 400 years
On November 18, 2020, a distinguished panel of scholars consider what the question of reparations means for this freedom’s fulfillment and what kind of future could follow for African-Americans beyond 400.
Video: How accurate are exit polls in 2020? | #AskiOBI
Josh Clark, our institute's Political Participation Analyst, explains the problems with the narratives coming out of the 2020 elections about how certain demographic groups voted.Transcript:Josh Clark: I’ve been seeing a lot of hot takes already...
Video: Live Q&A with john a. powell about the 2020 elections | #AskOBI
On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, john a powell discusses the outcomes of the 2020 elections in a live Q&A with OBI. This was the first event in our new #AskOBI series featuring reactions from institute staff and faculty on trending topics.
OCASI 2020 Executive Directors’ Forum
On October 27, 2020, Director john a. powell gave the keynote at the 2020 Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) Executive Directors' Forum. The theme of the conference was Transformation: Race, Recovery and Belonging. Director powell...
Video: Research for Radical Imagination
Who tells your story? Who maps your community? Who owns the data? What knowledge is valid? This 3-Part introductory series on Participatory Action Research hosted by the Highlander Research and Education Center, Southwest Folklife Alliance and the...
Video: Rockford Conversation on Othering & Belonging with Dr. john a. powell
On October 22 and 23, 2020, Director john a. powell spoke to members of the communities of Rockford and DeKalb, Illinois, in events organized by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Northern Illinois University. Both communities have an interest in...
Video: COVID-19 and the Political Determinants of Health
Click here for an archive of event info. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the underlying forces and the overarching narratives of race, gender, and class inequality that have been the bedrock of the US experience since Day One. Instead of providing...
Get-out-the-vote 2020 social media library
Our Rise Up For Justice GOTV library is open to everyone! It contains digital GOTV content to encourage civic engagement in the 2020 election. The library, which includes image stills, memes, digital explainers, and short clips for use on Instagram...
Video: Main Session Five: Wounds That Heal
On October 18, 2020, Director john a. powell spoke on a panel hosted by the House of Beautiful Business. The House of Beautiful Business is a global think tank and community organized around the goal of humanizing business in the age of machines. The...
Video: 2020 Panel on Race—The Power of an Illusion, Part III
On Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 we hosted a screening of Part III of Race—The Power of an Illusion followed by a one-hour panel discussion with experts. The panel explored issues of racial formation and citizenship as they unfolded in the early 20th Century...
Video: 2020 panel discussion on Race—The Power of an Illusion, Part II
On Friday, September 25 we hosted a screening of Part II of Race—The Power of an Illusion: The Story We Tell, followed by a one-hour panel discussion with experts. The panel discussion focused on the origins of the concept of race, an accounting of...
Video: Invitation to a Journey to Belonging
This virtual, city-wide address features john a. powell.john is one of the nation’s foremost public intellectuals and an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, housing, poverty, and democracy. He is the...
Video: Campus Speech Battles - Current Free Speech Challenges on Campus and Beyond
On September 25, 2020, Director john a. powell spoke at an online panel discussion with Professor Nadine Strossen on "Current Free Speech Challenges on Campus and Beyond," as part of the Campus Speech Battles Conference hosted by the Andrea Mitchell...
Video: Voter Suppression & the Fight to Vote
On Sept. 23, 2020 we hosted our third event in our Rise Up for Justice online event series, this one focused on the issue of voter suppression, 55 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act where witnessing organized and systematic campaigns across the country to keep people from casting their ballots.
Video: 2020 Panel on Race—The Power of an Illusion, Part I
On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 we hosted the first in a three-part series of events which consisted of a screening of Race—The Power of an Illusion, Part I: The Difference Between Us followed by a live panel discussion.Read a recap of this event in...

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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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