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The Six Triple Eight Documentary Screening and Q&A

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.

YAAA Book Club Discussion - On Juneteenth

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!

PRFDHR Seminar: Combining Perspective-getting with Information Delivery to Increase Public Support for Refugees, Professor Scott R. Williamson

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.

Art Colonies and Sporting Women: African-American Families and the Arts 1945-1965

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.

Being Black In White Space

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group for a discussion with Professor Elijah Anderson on “Being Black in White Space”. Elijah Anderson is the Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University, and one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States.

Afro-Peruvian Family Dance Class

In honor of Black History Month, join the Yale African American Affinity Group, Future Leaders of Yale, Working Women’s Network, and Yale Latino Networking Group for an Afro-Peruvian Family Dance Class with Cunamacué.

Attendees will learn to dance the Festejo (the most popular and festive rhythm within Afro-Peruvian culture), and about instruments that are unique to Afro-Peruvian music. All ages are welcomed.

Cunamacué is an Afro-Peruvian dance company based in Oakland, California that is dedicated to promoting Afro-Peruvian culture through its music and dance.

Political Competition as a Trigger for Instability in Africa

This webinar will explore how political competition devolve to destabilizing conflicts in Africa and the peculiar elements that make these trend rampant. It will interrogate various conflicts in the region and the nature of interventions that were deployed to address them. It will further explore the relevant steps and reforms needed to prevent these conflicts. It will also rely on firsthand account of mediators and political leaders in the panel to analyze the place of leadership and altruism in ensuring national stability and healthy democratic competition.

A Conversation with Dance Theatre of Harlem Artistic Director Virginia Johnson

Streaming live from Trumbull College, we invite you to a college tea conversation with Virginia Johnson, artistic director and a founding member of Dance Theatre of Harlem. The visionary dance company is currently engaged in programs with New Haven’s Shubert Theater. This virtual event is an opportunity to learn more about DTH’s new work as well as the organization’s legacy of creative expression and artistic excellence.

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