Video: Nile Project founder Mina Girgis on how music can be used for bridging
Mina Girgis, an Egyptian musicologist and Haas Institute senior fellow, presents on his Nile Project collective during a talk on June 5, 2019 at UC Berkeley.
Video: john a. powell at the Collective Impact Forum
On Tuesday, May 14, Director john a. powell presented a talk during the opening to the 2019 Collective Impact Convening's plenary session in Chicago. He explained why the Institute was changing its name from having "inclusion" in it, to "belonging."...
Opportunity Summit: State of the Bay - Where We Stand on Equity
Melissa Jones of BARHII introduces panel discussion on Economic Equity in the Bay Area The Regional Equity Atlas - Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink A shared understanding about the importance of equity to the future of the Bay Area. Powerful equity metrics...
Town Hall: A Conversation on Race Part 2
Director john a. powell participated in a panel on race, which included Congresswoman Barbara Lee and other experts at the Black Repertory Group Theater in Berkeley.
Town Hall: A Conversation on Race
Assistant Director Stephen Menendian participated in a panel on race, which included Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, and others, on April 23 at Diablo Valley College.
Video: Rucker Johnson on why school integration works
Rucker Johnson, Associate Professor of Public Policy, and a member of the Haas Institute's Educational Policy and Economic Disparities research clusters, presented his new book, Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works, at an event in...
Video: Building Belonging in a Time of Othering, with john a. powell
Haas Institute director john a. powell gives a keynote talk on how a belonging paradigm can reshape our world for the better, with an introduction by The California Endowment''s Tony Iton, on April 9, 2019 at the Othering and Belonging Conference...
Video: Tina Sacks and Dawn Marie Dow on "Cultural Capital, Systemic Exclusion and Bias in the Lives of Black Middle-Class Women"
April 2, 2019At this April 2 event at UC Berkeley, Dawn Dow and Tina Sacks discuss their new books on African American women. Dow’s book, Mothering While Black: Boundaries and Burdens of Middle-Class Parenthood (UC Press 2019), examines the complex...
Video: Stephen Menendian keynote at the Fair Housing Conference
Haas Institute Assistant Director Stephen Menendian gave a keynote talk on April 1 at a fair housing conference in San Rafael on the topic of residential racial segregation. Stephen prefaced his remarks with an explanation that the fundamental...
Video: EJ Toppin on resistance to reparations as a crisis of national identity
Haas Institute researcher EJ Toppin participated in a panel discussion on the issue of reparations on April 1, 2019 at a conference on fair housing in San Rafael. EJ addressed the resistance among white people to reparations, saying that the issue...
Video: Celebrating the Launch of a New Companion Website to Race—The Power of an Illusion
First broadcast on public television more than 15 years ago, Race—The Power of an Illusion has become one of the most widely viewed documentaries in American history, and it remains timely and relevant today. The series asks a question so basic it is...
Video: john powell & Nadine Strossen engage on campus hate speech
On March 15, 2019, Haas Institute Director john powell and New York Law School Professor Nadine Strossen discussed the issue of campus hate speech at an event at the University of Delaware. The conversation focused on responding to hate speech on...
Video: Ibram X. Kendi and john a. powell on "How the Ideology of Race Shapes Education and Society"
On March 6, 2019, Director john powell spoke as a respondent to Professor Ibram X. Kendi’s book talk on his work, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. In Stamped, Professor Kendi argues that there are two...
Video: Sunaura Taylor on "Disabled Ecologies: Living with Impaired Landscapes"
Scholar Sunaura Taylor on March 5 presented a talk titled "Disabled Ecologies: Living with Impaired Landscapes" at UC Berkeley co-sponsored by the Haas Institute's Disability Studies Cluster, the Departments of Art Practice, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Environmental Science, Policy, and Management.
Video: "Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism" with Anne Case
The Haas Institute hosted Anne Case on March 1 for a talk that looked at the opioid epidemic in the United States which has caused the deaths through overdose or suicide of hundreds of thousands of people, mostly white, in recent years.

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