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Power & Race in Community, Business, and the Environment 

CBEY monthly discussion group with Resident Fellow Tagan Engel

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 and anti-racist 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, and environmental justice, and moving beyond typical approaches to sustainability. We will examine concrete ways to put equity and inclusion into practice and the importance of engaged listening in doing this work. We will also dig into race, class, and power dynamics that exist within a business or organization and that exist between organizations or businesses and the communities they interact with. 

The group will use engaging multi-media content including guest speakers, videos, podcasts, and social media, with not more than one or two hours of preparation materials per month.  A diverse range of guest speakers will be drawn from the New Haven and national communities. Group sessions will be interactive with a mix of full group and small group discussions. A primary focus will be placed on how to put liberatory, regenerative, and anti-racist learnings into practice in student’s real-world experiences. 

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. 

Please apply by September 15th.

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Pre-work such as webinars, readings, or other multimedia content will be available on the student’s own schedule in advance of the Friday discussion groups. Some guest speakers will visit during scheduled discussion group sessions.

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:

  • September 24

  • October 8

  • November 5

  • December 3

  • January 21

  • February 11

  • March 4

  • April 1

  • May 6  – (Social Gathering TBD date may change)

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People & Partners

Tagan Engel

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

Tanya Sinha

Master of Environmental Management 2022

Lydia Wu

MBA Silver Scholar 2023

Raghav Srivastava

Master of Environmental Management 2022

Program Alumni