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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.

Virtual: Mejorando La Raza? (Bettering the Race?): Anti-Blackness, Latinx, & the Journey to Decolonize our Mindset

Curated in partnership with Colectivo Bámbula, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Junta for Progressive Action, Yale Latino Networking Group, and the Yale African American Affinity Group, this panel will bring together Latinx professionals across the diaspora working to challenge anti-Blackness in Latinx culture, highlighting the dynamic work of organizers, educators, artists, and freedom fighters.

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“155 Years Overdue: Black Reparations in the United States”

Dr. William A. (“Sandy”) Darity, Jr. will deliver the third lecture of the BSTP-Sponsored Reparations Speaker Series (BSTP-RSS): “155 Years Overdue: Black Reparations in the United States.” Dr. Darity is the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. His latest book, coauthored with A. Kirsten Mullen, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century, presents a comprehensive case and roadmap for restorative justice for black Americans who inherited the trauma and economic subjugation of slavery and Jim Crow segregation.

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