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Being Creative in the Aftermath of Genocide: Rwandan Artists Reflect on Collaborative Practices of Memory, Tradition, and Invention Across Genres

This public event features three young Rwandan artists working in painting, music, acting, and poetry. Their work engages multiple senses (sight, hearing, touch) as they work to care for traditional artistic practices while also inventing new modes of expression. To begin the event, each of the three artists will speak for 15-20 minutes about their work. Then the moderator will ask questions for the three of them, and then we will take questions from the audience.

Big Man: An Incredible Journey from Mississippi to Hollywood Community Conversation about Race and Book Discussion

This event will be held virtually and in-person. Lunch will be provided for those attending in-person. Everyone will receive the Zoom link, regardless of which ticket you select.

Please join us for an engaging discussion about Black History as Tim Shea will be talking to Zoë Chance about his new book Big Man: An Incredible Journey from Mississippi to Hollywood.

PRFDHR Seminar: Multisectoral Approaches to Improving Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing in Humanitarian Settings, Professor Claire Greene

There is consensus that humanitarian actors should respond to the mental health and psychosocial needs of displaced populations through multisectoral action and coordination. Multisectoral programming may enable the integration of mental health and psychosocial support with services designed to address critical social and structural determinants of mental health including poverty, stigma, safety and security, and social connectedness and cohesion. In this presentation, Professor M.

PRFDHR Seminar: Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minoritized Citizens, Professor Yang-Yang Zhou

Professor Yang-Yang Zhou will be presenting the research of her new book project ‘Rejecting Coethnicity: the Politics of Migrant Exclusion by Minoritized Citizens’. How are migrants received by host countries and communities? A substantial body of scholarship on migrant reception focuses almost exclusively on majority White citizens in the Global North and their (negative) attitudes towards migrants from the Global South.

What Could Have Been: How New Haven Lost the U.S.’s First Black College Screening at New Haven Museum

What Could Have Been:
How New Haven Lost the U.S.’s First Black College
Screening at New Haven Museum
New Haven, Conn. (January 13, 2023) –The New Haven Museum will host a screening of “What Could Have Been,” a documentary created by Community Engagement Program Manager Tubyez Cropper and Director of Community Engagement Michael Morand at Beinecke Library at Yale, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 6 p.m. (Snow date: February 28, 2023). Masks are required in the museum, and space is limited.

James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture: “What Could a Vessel Be?” by Christina Sharpe

Christina Sharpe is the author of “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being” named by the Guardian as one of the best books of 2016—and “Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects”. She is currently Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Department of Humanities, at York University, in Toronto. Her next book, “Ordinary Notes”, is forthcoming from FSG in April 2023. The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture is organized by Beinecke Library in conjunction with the Department of African American Studies at Yale.

CAS Lecture Series: On 'Being Constitutional': J.E. Casely Hayford and the Facts of the Gold Coast Faith

Jeanne-Marie Jackson is an Associate Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University, and a current Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Her most recent book, The African Novel of Ideas (Princeton 2021) reads African novels through the lens of African philosophy to craft a story of how the form has negotiated between liberal selfhood and liberal critique. It ranges from the Fante Coast in the early twentieth century to contemporary South Africa and Zimbabwe, foregrounding work by figures including J.E. Casely Hayford, Stanlake Samkange, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, and Imraan Coovadia.

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