Podcast Videos

MAJORA CARTER: URBAN ONSHORING

MacArthur “genius” and entrepreneur Majora Carter discusses how she is building tech services companies in low-status American communities to generate jobs and new economic activity, and to...

Cooperation Amidst Crisis: May Day 1970 and Its Lessons

On May 1, 1970, a crowd of nearly 30,000 radicals descended on Yale to protest the murder trial of nine Black Panthers. In this talk, Henry Chauncey, then assistant to Yale’s president, discusses...

Rock 'n Roll that Heals featuring Mary McBride

In this event, Mary McBride gives us a window into her work on The Home Tour with an emphasis on her current initiative with young adults at Connecticut Mental Health Center and participating...

Africa, Ebola, and Global Health Equity

Last year an epidemic of Ebola erupted in West Africa. The story about the epidemic in the US largely alternated between the fears of the disease coming to these shores and the heroic work of...

Angela Bowen From Artist to Activist: A New Haven Legend

This panel discussion among individuals who knew and were inspired by Angela honors not only Angela’s legacy in New Haven and beyond, but also the conviction threading through her multifaceted...

21st Century Art & Politics (Part 1)

Art and politics have a long history of complex entanglement, but in the new millennium, the global artistic scene has exploded with political controversy. In Part 1 of this talk, Graham Sheffield...

21st Century Art & Politics (Part 2)

Art and politics have a long history of complex entanglement, but in the new millennium, the global artistic scene has exploded with political controversy. From the Mariinsky Ballet to Brett...

Sinatra at 100: Cultural Influences, Back and Forward

This celebration of the life and work of Frank Sinatra explores his influence on American music and art. Presented in association with The Grammy Museum and The New York Public Library for the...

Claudia Rankine: How Art Teaches a Poet to See

In this talk, renowned poet Claudia Rankine discusses her lauded book Citizen: An American Lyric, an archival and curatorial project that makes present race in American life and fixes our gaze on...

Surveillance and Civil Liberties in the U.S.

In this talk, a panel will discuss the ongoing legal and policy issues relating to national surveillance programs and the potential repercussions on all of our lives.

Carmen de Lavallade in Conversation

This conversation focuses on Carmen de Lavallade’s fascinating life and creative legacy. Given Ms. De Lavallade’s years performing at Yale Repertory Theater and teaching at the Yale School of...

Jelani Cobb: Contingent Citizenship (Race and Democracy in the Age of Ferguson and Baltimore)

From the NSA’s mining of citizens’ personal data to the police’s use of lethal force in Ferguson, Cleveland, and Staten Island, recent events have called into question U.S. authorities' exercise...

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