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john a. powell



john a. powell is an American civil rights activist, law professor, and educator whose work centers on structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy. He is the director of the Othering & Belonging Institute studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Otherness and Belonging | john a. powell | Wisdom 2.0 2016

From Wisdom 2.0 2016 in San Francisco.

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Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society

Renowned social justice advocate john a. powell persuasively argues that we have not achieved a post-racial society and that there is much work to do to redeem the American promise of inclusive democracy.

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Racing into the Future

While we too often and too loudly insist that race does not matter, there is a growing body of research that shows race impacts many of our decisions (many with deadly consequences), and that implicit bias and racial anxiety are likely to be greater for those who cling to the belief of a colorblind...

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john a. powell: Beloved Community | Bioneers

As humanity faces global environmental and social collapse, our fear of the “Other” can be magnified by unstable contracting economies, radically shifting demographics, and new social norms. Can humanity overcome these divisions and come together to protect our common home? john a.

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Only Bridging Can Heal a World of Breaking

Diversity can be a great strength, but it is susceptible to manipulation when not accompanied by community leaders from all backgrounds willing and able to bridge across difference.

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Obama’s People and the African Americans: The Language of Othering

To the list of identities Black people in America have assumed or been asked to, we can now add, thanks to this presidential election season, “Obama’s people” and “the African Americans.”

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john powell Keynote: The Mechanisms of Othering

Denying the belonging of others—and not just humans, but all life—is a global problem and the most pressing issue facing us today, says powell. He discusses our current culture, how this came to be, and what we can do about it.

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john a. powell: Opening to the Question of Belonging

“Race is a little bit like gravity,” john powell says: experienced by all, understood by few. He is a refreshing, redemptive thinker who counsels all kinds of people and projects on the front lines of our present racial longings.

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Building Belonging in a Time of Othering, with john a. powell | #OBConf2019

Haas Institute director john a. powell gives a keynote talk on how a belonging paradigm can reshape our world for the better, with an introduction by The California Endowment’s Tony Iton.

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john a. powell: Dance Like You Matter in an Intra-Related World | Bioneers

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