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THE ROLE OF ARTISTS IN DEMOCRACY

The 2012 Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco is joined by four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo, Lakota playwright Larissa FastHorse, and Founder of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and New Haven...

WEALTH IN OUR DEMOCRACY: ANAND GIRIDHARADAS IN CONVERSATION

A conversation about income inequality in the U.S. with Anand Giridharadas, author of the recently published Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018).

STEPHANIE BURT IN CONVERSATION

In this Ideas event—also part of the NEA Big Read—poet Stephanie Burt discusses her book Advice From The Lights (Graywolf Press, 2017), an essential work that asks who we are, how we become ourselves...

SONGWRITING AS RADICAL IMAGINATION: AN ACTIVIST SONGBOOK DISCUSSION

Joined by Activist Songbook Composer Byron Au Yong and Lyricist Aaron Jafferis, a panel of artists/activists will discuss music and its role in activism and democracy. Joined by a panel that includes...

George Takei and Byron Au Yong in Conversation

In this talk, from our 10th Annual Visionary Leadership Award, George Takei, the pioneering actor, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, and New York Times bestselling author is...

COLLISION: HONG KONG ART IN NEW HAVEN

Join Yale-China Arts Fellows Sarah Xiao (dance) and Nicole Pun (visual art) as they share how their residency in New Haven has shaped their art.

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HABITS TO HEAL: EXPLORING PRACTICES FOR MINDFULNESS AND WELLNESS

Improved resilience and health. Enhanced ability to manage stress and anxiety. Through mindful awareness, we can avoid being on “auto-pilot,” and more often consciously choose how we live. And there...

Data Driven Sound

In a lively talk moderated by Nicole Merritt, musicians Kaki King, Spencer Topel, and Jay Alan Zimmerman share how they are using data not just to make sounds but to see and experience music. Kaki...

WITHOUT HABITS: A PATH TO PURPOSE

We spend so much energy trying to cultivate healthier habits. But what might our days feel like if, instead, we question and cut out just one habit for a short period of time? What discomfort might...

CITIES OF PEACE: HEALING THE TRAUMA OF CONFLICT THROUGH ART

Join visionary and inspiring leaders, Dr. Ellen Frank—founder Cities of Peace, an innovative peace and visual arts program that honors the history and culture of world cities that have suffered...

ANTHROPOCENE: STAGING THE FUTURE

An·thro·po·cene: /ˈanTHrəpəˌsēn/ the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

Internationally acclaimed...

WORDS RECLAIMING WORLDS

FEATURING NEW HAVEN / NORTHEAST WRITERS AND SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS KEONA-MARIE, DUKE PORTER, YEXANDRA DIAZ, AND PAUL BRYANT HUDSON

Poets and other creative writers from the northeastern United States...

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