Talks & Interviews
Krista Tippett's introduction to her conversation: “And so we must imagine a new country.” These are words of the poet, journalist, prophet of our times: Ta-Nehisi Coates. This hour, he’s with us in a conversation that is joyful and hard and kind, direct and soaring and down-to-earth all at once."
The Department of Gender & Women's Studies (GWS) hosted Alicia Garza for our 2017 Keynote Lecture on October 5th. The talk was moderated by GWS Professor Minoo Moallem, and was followed by a panel discussion with Professor Paola Bacchetta (GWS), Professor Russell Robinson (Law), and Associate Professor Leigh Raiford (African American Studies).
The Russian-born journalist articulates the ways in which truth and language are under assault, by everyone from Vladimir Putin to Donald Trump. On 'Topic - There's More to a Story.'
Millions of Americans have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and we will never know most of their names. One Iraq Veteran, Alex Horton, writes a note to his younger self. CBS New Note to Younger Self. Nov. 9, 2012.
"I was the mystery of an anatomy, a question asked but not answered," says poet Lee Mokobe, a TED Fellow, in this gripping and poetic exploration of identity and transition. It's a thoughtful reflection on bodies, and the meanings poured into them.
This talk was suggested by Sarah Funes, a political science major. Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn't, she'd like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn."
Dreamers are our neighbors, our colleagues, and our classmates. They represent the best of the dream that my parents and most of our ancestors had when they came to America: To make a better life for themselves, and for their kids.
26 years after law professor Anita Hill testified to Congress that she was sexually harassed by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, she joins The Washington Post’s Libby Casey to talk about the slow pace of change and today’s #MeToo movement.
Alice Dreger works with people at the edge of anatomies, such as conjoined twins and intersexed people. In her observation, it's often a fuzzy line between male and female, among other anatomical distinctions. Which brings up a huge question: Why do we let our anatomy determine our fate?
The comedian, writer and host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," speaks about race and identity in America with New York Times journalist John Eligon. This event was filmed live at Northwestern University.
Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both.
Monday, October 23, 2017. Chevron Auditorium, I-House Panelists: Suzanne Nosel - Executive Director of PEN America; Erwin Chemerinksy - Berkeley Law Dean, Constitutional Law Scholar; DeRay Mckesson - Civil Rights Activist and Commentator; Rigel Robinson - External Affairs Vice President, Associated Students of the University of California; and Abdi Soltani - Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California.
UC Berkeley faculty members shared conflicting viewpoints on the issues of hate speech and white supremacy at a panel on free speech hosted by Chancellor Carol Christ on September 8, 2017.
Three leaders of very significant movements of our time talked about how to build bridges across social movements and solidarity movements that expand the notion of We and Belonging in order to win the world that we want to have. The panel took place at the the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society's 2017 Othering & Belonging Conference in Oakland.
Native activist Dallas Goldtooth on the irony of being told you're trespassing on your own land at Standing Rock. "We’re being persecuted protecting our land that was stolen from us." (Fusion - Nov. 1, 2016)