Past Events

Peabody Award Winning Filmmaker
October 3, 2023
Film Screening: The Hill (2012) -Preceded by the short School's Out (2013)
October 2, 2023
Learning in the Age of Climate Change: From Anxiety to Action
staff writer, The New Yorker
September 28, 2023
A Reading and Q&A
September 9, 2023
Keynote Event: Roxane Gay and Beverly Jenkins in conversation with Karen Grigsby Bates

Full schedule at:

Watch conference recordings below or on YouTube and see conference photos at following links:

Album 1: September 8 photos

Album 2: September 9 photos 

Album 3: More photos (both days)

Environmental Journalist, Nonprofit Quarterly
May 15, 2023
Environmental Journalism, Social Justice, and Climate Equity
National Correspondent, NY Times; Pulitzer Prize Winner
May 4, 2023
1st Annual Genomics & Society Seminar Series – Could Somebody Please Debunk This? Writing About Science When Even the Scientists Are Nervous
New York–Based Photographer
May 3, 2023
On Collaboration: Qween Jean and Ryan McGinley in Conversation

On Collaboration, a conversation between Ryan McGinley and Qween Jean about how their artistic collaboration intersects with their independent practices, specifically how Qween Jean worked with other artists in organizing the Stonewall Protests in Brooklyn during the summer of 2020, and Ryan McGinley was one of a group of photographers documenting the protests. Since 2020, McGinley continues to document protests, community gatherings, retreats, and the mutual aids of Qween Jean’s organization Black Trans Liberation. Ryan McGinley and Qween Jean collaborated on the recent publication of Revolution is Love by Aperture.

Co-sponsored by the Trowbridge Art Lecture Foundation Fund and the Yale School of Art’s Undergraduate Studies and Interdepartmental Day

All visitors are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, and should be prepared to show proof of this if asked. Masks are strongly recommended, as per capacity protocol management.

Novelist and Essayist
April 29, 2023
In Conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang on Mental Health, Ableism, and Spirituality

The talk will also be streamed virtually, accessible via registration:

Co-sponsored by: Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale

Senior Reporter, The Washington Post
April 28, 2023
Processes and Insights: Journalism and Health Coverage
Journalist, Writer, and Lecturer
April 27, 2023
A (Not So) New Global Blackness: Blackness in Africa and its Diaspora During the Digital Age