Video: Activist-Athletes Elect Justice
About this eventOn Thursday, August 27 we explored the role of activist athletes and the struggle for social and racial justice. From Paul Robeson to Althea Gibson, from Muhammad Ali to Maya Moore, from Colin Kaepernick to Megan Rapinoe, athletes...
(Ill)Logic: Rethinking the Covid-19 Story (Video Series)
Introducing our new video series: (Ill)Logic: Rethinking the Covid-19 Story.Few things have illuminated the interconnected nature of our world as acutely as the Covid-19 crisis. The virus has not only triggered an urgent medical crisis, but also...
Video: The Experience of Poverty Amid Plenty in the Bay Area: Taking Count Panel
Watch a conversation from Tuesday, July 28, 2020, on poverty and inequity through the lens of a newly-published report on inequality in the Bay Area by the Othering and Belonging Institute and Tipping Point Community.Featured Speakers:Dr. Irene...
Video: We the people, not we the corporations
This animated short exposes how the unmitigated power of US corporations is bolstered by divide and conquer tactics wielded to distract from the harm these companies do to society and the environment—and generate enormous profits for the wealthy few...
Video: Hopes and Fears in a Covid-19 world (Toward Belonging series)
On July 16, 2020, we hosted our second digital dialogue in our Toward Belonging initiative. The July webinar, "Hopes and fears in a COVID world" featured a conversation and new research about how the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed deep fractures in societies across the globe.
Video: Structural Racism and COVID19: The Political Divide & Re-Opening Society
At a time when the pandemic is being politicized, a panel of UC Berkeley scholars called on Friday for bridging among different social and racial groups to help recognize their common interests and to emerge from COVID-19 more unified.
Video: The Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color
On June 26, 2020, Director john a. powell joined in conversation with the Multnomah Bar Association. The discussion focused on the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 and the predicament of police brutality affecting communities of color.
Video: Toward Belonging kick-off digital dialogue
This event featured a conversation with: john a. powell, Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute and Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley Catherine Fieschi, Director of Counterpoint UK, a comparative political...
Video: Rise up for Justice: Black Lives and our Collective Future
Click here for an archive of event info (including a toolkit and resource sheet) The racial justice movement sweeping across the country presents an opportunity to radically transform America to more equitably serve all of its citizens, panelists...
Video: Forum Keynote Address by Professor john powell
On June 5, 2020, Director john a. powell spoke to the New York State Youth Justice Institute about the unique risks that youth face from Covid-19. Although their infection rates are lower relative to the rest of the population, they have been beset...
Video: Nancy Krieger on "Structural Racism, Social Justice, and COVID-19"
Professor Nancy Krieger (Harvard, UCB Alum) along with Professors Mahasin Mujahid and Corinne Ridell (UCB) engage in conversations about the impact of racial discrimination, social class and place on the excess disease and death rates from COVID19...
Video: A conversation about racism, health inequities and COVID-19
Emerging data show that African Americans and other U.S. ethnic minorities are being stricken by COVID-19 at a higher rate, and experiencing greater sickness and a higher death toll than other Americans.
Video: The Perils and Promises of Fair Housing in the SF Bay Area and California
On April 20, john a. powell appeared via video to present on "The Perils and Promises of Fair Housing" as part of the Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California's Fair Housing Conference 2020 Series. Professor powell addressed the history of fair...
Video: Elise C. Boddie on "The Struggle for the Soul of Public Education"
Elise C. Boddie, a Professor of Law, Henry Rutgers Professor, and Judge Robert L. Carter Scholar at Rutgers Law School, presents a talk titled "Struggling for the Soul of Public Education" at UC Berkeley on March 6, 2020. In her talk, drawing on...
Video: john a. powell on free speech at the Berkeley Law American Constitution Society
On March 5, 2020, Director powell spoke on a panel about hate speech and free speech doctrine at Berkeley Law School sponsored by the Berkeley Law American Constitution Society. Director powell discussed the shortcomings of free speech absolutism as...

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