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Power & Race in Community, Business, and the Environment 

Perspectives and practices for transformative change

Race Power Community

Discussion Group Overview

This multidisciplinary group of Yale graduate and professional school students will come together in a monthly discussion group to dig into real-world challenges and inspiring examples of liberatory practices in businesses, organizations, and communities to adopt these learnings into their lives and work. 

Sessions will center the topics of food systems, equitable business models, racial, economic, & environmental justice, and moving beyond western concepts of sustainability. Conversations will also examine ways to operationalize values; the importance of active listening for success; and race, class, and power dynamics in particular within community/university and workplace relationships. 

Convened remotely by CBEY Resident Fellow Tagan Engel, the group will use engaging multi-media content including guest speakers, videos, social media, written word, and occasional hands-on (COVID-safe) independent experiences. Meetings are co-facilitated conversations with small group Zoom break-out sessions to enable a deeper examination of the themes and practices highlighted in each session. Guest speakers will be drawn from New Haven and national communities. 

If you are a Yale professional school student and are interested in engaging in peer discussions about these topics and examining how these perspectives and practices can help you address positive and effective social change in business, organization, and community work, we encourage you to apply. 


The Application for this discussion group is now open! Please check the schedule to ensure you can make at least 6 of the 8 sessions before applying.

The deadline to apply has passed.  Please reach out to Tagan Engel if you'd like to learn more about her and her work!


Pre-work such as guest speakers, readings, or other multimedia content will be available on the student’s own schedule in advance of the Friday discussion groups. Guests speakers can be viewed live or by recording. 

All sessions are Fridays from 12:00-1:30 PM ET. Please check the schedule to ensure you can make at least 6 of the 8 sessions. 

Discussion Group Dates:

  • October 30
  • November 13
  • December 11
  • January 8 & 22
  • February 19
  • March 12
  • April 16

People & Partners

Tagan Engel

Resident Fellow at Yale Center for Business and the Environment
Producer at The Table Underground

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