Power & Race in Community, Business, and the Environment is a new monthly discussion group with Resident Fellow Tagan Engel.
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, and 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, 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 deeper examination of the themes and practices highlighted in each session. Guest speakers will be drawn from New Haven and national communities.
The student manager will:
- assist project advisor, Tagan Engel with planning and execution of details
- support communications and liaisons with the student group
- help manage Zoom sessions, breakouts, webinars, and provide technical assistance
- help coordinate and facilitate all sessions
- help recruit and select participants
- help coordinate guest speakers as needed
We expect this position will require 5 to 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible except for group meeting times listed below.
Session Dates are all Fridays from 12:00 - 1:30pm ET
- October 30
- November 13
- December 11
- January 8 & 22
- February 19
- March 12
- April 16