Video: About the Social Inclusion Policy Fellowship
The Social Inclusion Policy Fellowship is an idea that is born out of how to make the most impact in the shortest period of time in areas and issue that affect Muslims, Arabs, and communities of color in the broader sense.The idea was, how do we...
Video: Can you see it? | #GOTV2020
(Click for a Spanish-language version of this video)"Can You See It?" is a digital short released in the lead up to the 2020 election that calls on Californians—particularly young voters and youth of color—to exercise their civic power to address the...
Video: Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology, by Deirdre Cooper Owens
Deirdre Cooper Owens, an Associate Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY and the Director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia, presents a talk titled "Medical Bondage: Race, Gender and the Origins of American Gynecology" at UC Berkeley.
Video: Architect Rodney Leon on Black Public Art
Architect Rodney Leon presented a talk on February 18, 2020 at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) as part of UC Berkeley's 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice initiative. The presentation focused on Leon's work...
Othering & Belonging Institute hosts symposium in Paris
On Jan. 24, more than 35 thought leaders from across Europe and the US gathered at Sciences Po in Paris for the Othering & Belonging Institute’s first European convening. Organized in partnership with More in Common, Queen Mary University of London...
Video: john a. powell on structural racism and housing (King County)
On Thursday, January 16, Professor powell gave a keynote in King County (Seattle) for Martin Luther King Jr. Day event focused on King County’s equity and racial justice priorities. The audience included community members, King County elected leaders...
The Long Shadow Panel Discussion with Frances Causey and john a. powell
On Dec. 11, 2019 the Othering & Belonging Institute screened "The Long Shadow" documentary. This video shows a panel discussion following the film screening with filmmaker Frances Causey and Institute Director john a. powell. It was moderated by Tina...
Video: Judith Carney - In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World
This event was a part of the Haas Institute's Research to Impact Series, Co-Organized with The Geography Dept. 23rd Sauer Memorial Lecture, the Berkeley Food Institute and the African American Studies Department.About the Talk: A striking feature of...
Video: Bill Mckibben & john a. powell on "Climate Crisis, Designer Babies, and Our Common Future"
On October 18 author and environmental activist Bill McKibben and Haas Institute Director john a. powell came together at UC Berkeley for a conversation on the “Climate Crisis, Designer Babies, and Our Common Future.” The event was moderated by...
Video: Ruha Benjamin on "The New Jim Code? Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination"
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this October 17 talk at UC...
Video: Lawrence Lanahan in conversation with john a. powell on segregation and fair housing
Baltimore journalist Lawrence Lanahan spoke at UC Berkeley on Monday, October 14 about his new book, The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide.
Video: "Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America" with Ian Haney Lopez
On Friday, October 11, Berkeley Law Professor Ian Haney Lopez presented on his new book, Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America, which offers a powerful, original, and hopeful strategy for defeating the right’s...
Video: Ibram X. Kendi on How to be an Antiracist
In his new book, How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi holds up both a magnifying glass and a mirror to examine how to uproot racism from society—starting with ourselves. Followed by his talk at UC Berkeley, on September 12, 2019, Kendi is joined...
Videos: 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Oppression Symposium
This day-long symposium kicked off a year of events at UC Berkeley to mark the 400 year anniversary of the beginning of slavery in North America. The events are being co-organized by the Haas Institute, the African American studies and history...
Video: john a. powell welcomes new UC Berkeley undergrads
Haas Institute Director john a. powell welcomed new UC Berkeley undergraduate students at a convocation, which was part of the Golden Bear Orientation, a week-long program that all 9,000 incoming undergraduate students participated in before classes...

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

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