Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

Chautauqua Institution has named inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) as a cross-cutting imperative in its strategic plan, 150 Forward. As an imperative that impacts all initiatives underway and contemplated by the Institution, our commitment to IDEA is elevated in all that we do. In this program category of CHQ Assembly, we have assembled lectures from the past that address issues critical to this commitment. We will continue to add programs to this collection that bring perspective and insight on IDEA issues to inspire positive action toward a more inclusive and just society.

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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)
  • The Time is Now

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    As Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia, Meredith D. Clark’s research focuses on the intersection of race, media, and power, exploring the relationships between Black communities and the news on social me...

  • Heather McGhee

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

    Heather McGhee has devoted her life to the focus of our Week Three theme: The Ethical Foundations of a Fully Functioning Society. Heather designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America, and her most recent book, The Sum of U...

  • Social Media & Democracy

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, July 15, 2021.

    Over the last decade, Deb Roy – executive director of the MIT Media Lab, the director of the MIT Laboratory for Social Machines and the newly appointed director of the interdisciplinary Center for Constructive Communication – has bee...

  • Eboo Patel

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 19, 2021.

    Dr. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. He is a respected leader on national issues of religious diversity, ...

  • Michael Martin

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

    Michael Martin is the executive Director of the Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc. He is an Onondaga of the Beaver Clan (Haudenosaunee) from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in Southern O...

  • Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, July 22, 2021.

    One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator, public intellectual and educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience, an examination he will bring to the...

  • AAHH DeRay Mckesson

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 23, 2021.

    *Please note that a small portion of the Q&A was edited due to technical difficulties.

    DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated ...

  • AAHH Steve Capers

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 30, 2021.

    Steve Capers’ career as a comedy impresario began while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, enjoying a day at the island’s famed Inkwell Beach. It was in 2009, that the managing partner of Knock-Knock Comedy Productions had the idea to pr...

  • Courtney Cogburn

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, August 5, 2021.

    Courtney Cogburn is co-director of the Columbia School of Social Work’s Justice, Equity, Technology (JET) Lab, and the lead creator of “1000 Cut Journey,” an immersive virtual reality experience simulating the experience of Blacks f...

  • Jose Arellano and Steve Avalos

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

    Jose Arellano was born in Duarte, CA, just east of Los Angeles. Growing up, he and his family moved around Los Angeles County a lot. Jose enjoyed and excelled in school and was placed in the Gifted and Talented Education Program at ...

  • AAHH Wes Moore

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday August 6, 2021.

    Wes Moore, currently a candidate for governor of Maryland, previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran, and a social ...

  • Joan Chittister

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday August 9, 2021.

    Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analyst and influential religious leaders of this age. For over 40 years she has dedicated herself to advocating for universal recognition of the critical questions impacting the glo...

  • AAHH Andre Perry

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday August 13, 2021.

    African American Heritage House Lecture. Andre Perry, sr. fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern ...

  • AAHH Carl Hart

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, August 20, 2021.

    African American Heritage House Lecture. Carl Hart, Ziff Professor of Psychology (In Psychiatry), Depts. Of Psychology and Psychiatry, Columbia University

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the sh...

  • Keisha N. Blain

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

    Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian of the 20th century United States with broad interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African Diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is an Associate...

  • AAHH Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, August 27, 2021.

    Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts,...

  • AAHH Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 9, 2021.

    Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lec...

  • Imagining a More Inclusive Chautauqua

    Originally broadcast at 1 p.m. ET Friday, July 16, 2021.

    Amit Taneja, senior vice president and chief inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) officer, Chautauqua Institution

    Erroll Davis, president, African American Heritage House at Chautauqua

    Ted First, board director, African ...

  • Vanguard: 200 Years of Black Women at the Front of Voting Rights

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

    Martha Jones on the few times the Constitution was amended, particularly the Fourteenth Amendment.

    Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University, and a legal a...

  • The Return of Race Science

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, August 13, 2020.

    Angela Saini discusses her book “Superior: The Return of Race Science.”

    Saini is an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, tells the disturbing story of t...

  • Close The Gaps Forever

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

    Kimberly Churches will discuss gender equity through a past, present and future lens.

    Churches is the chief executive officer of the American Association of University Women and is a leading voice in advancing equity for women and...

  • On the Work Toward Passage and Enactment of the Equal Rights Amendment

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, 2020.

    Carol Jenkins is Co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women’s Equality, sister organizations dedicated to the passage and enactment of the Equal Rights Amendment. The Coalition is comprised of over 100 organiza...

  • How the Black List Revives Dead Scripts

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

    Franklin Leonard has been supporting screenwriters and bringing to light screenplays that otherwise would have remained shelved.

    Leonard founded and is CEO of the Black List, a well-known force in Hollywood for finding the best un...

  • Reformation of Policing and Systemic Racism

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 6, 2020.

    Cedric Alexander joins Michael Hill in conversation on the need for police reform in the U.S.

    Alexander served over four decades in law enforcement and public service, Cedric Alexander is the former Chief of Police in DeKalb County, G...