Poet and past prize recipient Jonah-Mixon Webster and Lisa Monroe of the Gilder Lehrman Center discuss the ways in which the history of enslavement in the United States continues to haunt the present.
Start your festival day with free coffee and treats, book and tote bag giveaways, and a short reading by poet Ishion Hutchinson.
YSC presents a theatrical masterpiece that celebrates the powerful effects of truth-telling as an art form and blurs the boundaries between performance and daily life. The critically acclaimed one-man play, Requiem for an Electric Chair, will be presented to the Yale and New Haven communities on September 14 at 7:30pm. (Doors open at 7pm.)
This event is open to the public.
An evening of staged readings of selected scenes from the work of the 2022 recipients in drama, Sharon Bridgforth and Winsome Pinnock.
The Yale MacMillan Center Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Fox International Fellowship Program, and Program on Peace and Development are delighted to announce the 2022 Latin American Policy Leader Series.
From January to May 2022, the Yale community will have the opportunity to hear from and discuss with high-level Latin American experts and policymakers about how we can work together towards a more equal and just world.
Join us for the launch of the Yale IPCH Public Talks: a series dedicated to exploring global perspectives and critical developments that impact cultural heritage preservation. In this inaugural event, this distinguished expert panel will contextualize the highly anticipated John Randle Centre for Yoruba History and Culture within the economic, social, and cultural landscape of Lagos, the most populous city on the African continent.
In February 1945, the Allied Forces were winning WWII and liberating the concentration camps. But the U.S. troops and their families weren’t getting their mail. Enter the only all-black Women’s Army Corps battalion to serve in Europe during WWII, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion or Six Triple Eight. Despite facing racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, the women served with honor, clearing 17 million backlogged letters. They were never fully recognized…until now.
Join the Yale African American Affinity Group for a book club discussion of On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed.
Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.
Register by Friday, May 13th for your chance to win a free copy of the book!
Many Americans hold negative views of refugees, and misinformation about refugees is a common feature of American politics. Nonetheless, we know relatively little about the accuracy of Americans’ perceptions of the US refugee population, and whether countering misinformation can shape attitudes toward refugees and refugee policy. Professor Scott Williamson addresses these questions by first implementing a survey measuring Americans’ knowledge about refugees in the United States. He finds that Americans are surprisingly well-informed about the refugee population in general.
Join the Yale African American Affinity Group for a lunch and learn discussion on Art Colonies and Sporting Women: African-American Families and the Arts 1945-1965. Our guest speaker will be Andrianna T. Campbell-LaFleur, an art historian lecturing at Yale in the African American Studies and History of Art Department 2021-2023.