The Yale Peabody Museum’s annual MLK celebration has been reimagined and transformed into a digital festival experience. This year the Peabody is hosting a series of free, online programs with opportunities to engage in critical dialogue and enjoy storytelling, music, dance, and spoken word performances.
Based on the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic story of a refugee family who fled the civil war in Syria to make a new life in America, this acclaimed novel follows the Aldabaan family as they start a new life in Connecticut. Panelists in this event will examine the role of translation, both linguistic and cultural in the context of refugee resettlement.
Naji Aldabaan | Hall High School
Jake Halpern | New York Times
Mohammed Kadalah | Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Santa Clara University
The South Asian Graduate and Professional Association at Yale (SAGA) welcomes you to attend its first game night of the semester, Codename “South Asia”. Codenames is a popular board game where two teams try to guess their own set of words before the other team while avoiding the other team’s words. We plan to add a “SAGA-touch” to this game by creating a South Asian version that will be played online. All incoming and returning Yale students are welcome to attend! As always, Bring Your Own Chai(BYOC) and join us for an evening of word-guessing!
Hong Kong, long one of Asia’s most economically vibrant cities, has now become a flashpoint in the deteriorating U.S.-China relationship. After months of popular protests in the city, the PRC National People’s Congress passed the deeply controversial Hong Kong National Security Law. This led to President Trump’s July 14 Executive Order suspending or eliminating special and differential treatment Hong Kong received under U.S. law. In Washington, pro-democracy activists have aggressively courted lawmakers and advocated for U.S. legislation supporting Hong Kong self-determination.
Amidst ongoing debates about policing and mass incarceration, migrant detention centers have been focal points for mobilizations against the U.S. carceral regime. Through coordinated protest, testimonial acts, and hunger strikes, incarcerated migrants have drawn attention to systemic abuses in prisons, while defending their rights to belonging, family unification, and transnational mobility. Their actions revealed the ways that ICE used the COVID-19 pandemic to further repress prisoners.