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Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: A COVID-19 Update

This 6th annual refugee health educational event will provide updates for health care providers and community members regarding ongoing clinical and non-clinical domestic advocacy efforts to support the health of refugee families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference will take place virtually as part of Yale Medicine’s Global Health Day Activities on March 18, 2021.
Conference Programme
6:00-6:15 pm: Welcome and State of the Union
An update on the current politics of the US refugee program, changes to the Yale Refugee Clinic
Ani Annamalai and Maya Prabhu

Transpositions: Dance Poems for an Online World - Part 3, Lacina Coulibaly (Video Premiere)

Witness what happens when Yale Dance Lab in partnership with the Yale Schwarzman Center invites 16 choreographers to create digital dance poems, performed by dancers from across the Yale community. Knitting together local, national, and international communities of dance, Transpositions: Dance Poems for an Online World explores the continuous and interrupted transmission of embodied dance practices in digital life. Edited by by Kyla Arsadjaja MFA ‘20, the concept and direction of this episode is by Lacina Coulibaly.

Transpositions: Dance Poems for an Online World - Part 1, Gregory Maqoma (Video Premiere)

Witness what happens when Yale Dance Lab in partnership with Yale Schwarzman Center invites 16 choreographers to create digital dance poems, performed by dancers from across the Yale community. Knitting together local, national, and international communities of dance, “Transpositions: Dance Poems for an Online World” explores the continuous and interrupted transmission of embodied dance practices in digital life. Edited by by Kyla Arsadjaja MFA’20, the concept and direction of this episode is by Gregory Maqoma.

PRFDHR Seminar: Refugee-led Responses to Overlapping Precarity: Views from North Lebanon, Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Professor Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh traces the different ways that residents of Baddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon have been affected by COVID-19 since March 2020, and how they have been responding to protect themselves and other conflict-affected people in the midst of the pandemic. The latter include processes that resonate with a long history of refugee-led mutual aid initiatives.

Virtual: Jamaica y Tamarindo: AfroTradition in the Heart of Mexico Virtual Screening

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group, Yale Latino Networking Group, LGBTQ Affinity Group, and Working Women’s Network for a virtual screening of Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico. Following the documentary, Ebony Bailey, the film’s cinematographer and director will join us for a live discussion.

Virtual: YAAA, WWN, & YLNG Book Club Discussion - Daughters of the Stone

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group, Working Women’s Network, and Yale Latino Networking Group for a book club discussion on Daughters of the Stone by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. Daughters of the Stone is a lyrical powerful novel about a family of Afro-Puerto Rican women spanning five generations, detailing their physical and spiritual journey from the Old World to the New. Register by Friday, January 29 for a chance to win a free copy of the book!

VIRTUAL: The Sojourner Project / South Africa • Frequencies of Blackness: A Listening Session

At a moment of transnational racial reckoning, this listening session explores black frequency as a site of possibility. It engages black frequency in multiple forms: as a sonic space that ranges from silence to deafening, dissonant noise; as a register of ecstatic rapture and spirituality; as a temporal feedback loop of memory, repetition, and renewal; as a dynamic relation of call and response, or chorus and verse; as a haptic and kinetic space of contact and connection across the African continent and its various diasporas.

African Women as Pillars of Resilience: Mitigating the Economic Impacts of the Pandemic on African Women

The year 2020, marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities and exposes vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems. In Africa, compounded economic impacts are felt especially by women and girls who generally earn less, save less, and hold less secure jobs.

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