Adopt-A-Family 2021 

Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays was created in response to the overwhelming interest in the Yale Community to lend a helping hand to families temporarily residing in the Hillside Family Shelter at Christian Community Action, Inc.

As Yale‛s Affinity Groups, Yale Police Department, New Haven Fire Department, Ice the Beef, and The New Haven Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club’s Inc. kickoff our 2021 Adopt-A Family for the Holidays, here are the ways that you can help:

FLY Cooking Demonstration w/Sanctuary Kitchen

Join Future Leaders of Yale for a virtual cooking demonstration with Sanctuary Kitchen’s Chef Homa Assadi on Tuesday, November 30 @5:30-6:30 pm. We will cook one of the Sanctuary Kitchen’s most popular items, aushak, an Afghan leek and spinach dumpling, that is served with a tomato bean sauce and drizzled with garlic yogurt.

Ingredients: Wheat Wrapper, Spinach, Leeks, Scallions, Garlic, Jalapeño, Vegetable Oil, Red Bean, Tomato Paste, Yogurt, Spices, Dried Mint, Salt, Pepper
Contains Wheat, Dairy optional

Discovering the 4 Land Languages

Have you ever had a difficult time understanding and relating to certain people? Have you found some relationships to be too difficult to tolerate? Are some people simply impossible to work with or be friends with or just plain mean? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get along with others better? If no one bothered you? We have a workshop for you!

Arm Toning Workout

Did you know that you can tone your arms without floor exercises, planks, or push-ups? Join the Working Women’s Network, Future Leaders of Yale, Yale Latino Networking Group, and Asian Network at Yale for a fit and fun arm toning workshop with Shana Schneider, creator of the Fitstyle Your Life approach to fitness. Attendees will learn how to build a strength training habit, so that it fits your life, and participate in arm strength training exercises with hand weights and a special kind of movement to music called PLAY arms!

Goodbye, Vitamin Book Talk with Rachel Khong

Join the Asian Network at Yale (ANY), Future Leaders at Yale (FLY) and Working Women’s Network (WWN) for a special June book club with Rachel Khong, Yale alumna and author of Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel. Register by Friday, June 4th for your chance to win a free copy of the book!

Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one’s footing in this life.

Shadowboxing Fitness Class

Please join the Yale Latino Networking Group, Asian Network at Yale, and Future Leaders of Yale for a fun cardio shadowboxing fitness class with Cheri Eleazer. This high-energy workout challenges the beginner and elite athlete alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle. No experience or equipment is necessary to participate in this event. Bring yourself and a bottle of water, and prepare to sweat and socialize.

Building Community: Before, During, and Post COVID

Join the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for a panel discussion with affinity group leaders about building community during COVID and beyond. We will discuss the impact the affinity groups are having on the Yale University brand; how they are strengthening the relationships between Yale and Greater New Haven based organizations; and their impact this past year in terms of culture, career, community, and excellence.

Panelists will include:

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Few Tips on “Taming Your Wolf, Taming Your Lupus”

In honor of Lupus Awareness Month, join the Yale African American Affinity Group, Asian Network at Yale, Future Leaders of Yale, LGBTQ Affinity Group, and Yale Latino Networking Group for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Few Tips on “Taming Your Wolf, Taming Your Lupus”. Dr. Vaidehi Chowdhary will discuss how to treat Lupus, recent advances, and what to ask your health care providers.

When Did Slavery End in the United States for African-Americans?

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group, Yale Latino Networking Group, Future Leaders of Yale, Working Women’s Network, and Asian Network at Yale for a Juneteenth event titled “When Did Slavery End in the United States for African-Americans?” We will be joined by Dr. Antoinette Harrell, Johnny Lee Gaddy, and Stephanie Suzanne Franklin, Esq.

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