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. As we move through the 2020 Summer Assembly and beyond, 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.
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, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.
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...
Cristina Pato and Mazz Swift: INVISIBLE(s)
Originally broadcast at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, June 29, 2020.
Cristina Pato and Mazz Swift perform and discuss their collaborative project, INVISIBLE(s).
Pianist Pato and violinist Swift perform solo improvisations on the pieces commissioned for their INVISIBLE(s) project and engage in a musical c...
Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Beth Roach details the Nottoway Tribe’s tradition and efforts to preserve native culture through ancestral seeds.
Roach is a co-founder of the Alliance of Native Seedkeepers, an organization that was formed to preserve ancestral seeds...
The Other Side of Drawdown
Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
To reach a point of an atmospheric drawdown, Katharine Wilkinson says, we need to reduce sources, support carbon sinks and improve society.
Wilkinson, an author, strategist and teacher, serves as the vice president of communicati...
Four Steps for Racial Equality
Originally broadcast at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.
The Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton details the path forward to reach equality, and recalls his own experience as a Black man in America. Sutton, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, speaks to the status of racial equality in the U.S., d...
The #MeToo Movement’s Role in Shifting Power and Privilege
Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, August 16, 2019.
Tarana J. Burke speaks with Chautauqua’s Emily Morris about the role the famous hashtag has played in society. Burke, founder of the Me Too Movement, discusses the impact of #MeToo, her work with Just Be Inc. in Selma and the inspir...
Fostering Community, Shedding ‘Tribal Mentality’
Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 5, 2018.
David Brooks speaks about politics, tribal mentality and community. Describing himself as “bookish,” he tells stories about his infatuation with writing, consciousness and the “tribal mentality” of politics.
Brooks is an op-ed colu...
The Third Reconstruction Period
Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
The Rev. William J. Barber II passionately discusses his view of the Third Reconstruction period in American history — we're living it. He highlights the first two reconstruction periods, and draws the parallels to the current civi...
Charlottesville’s Response to White Supremacist Violence
Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 4, 2019.
Risa Goluoff details the initial reaction to the fallout of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. The first female dean of the University of Virgina School of Law, she recalls the Charlottesville rally, neo-Nazi movem...
Political Tribalism and Identity Politics
Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, June 6, 2018.
Amy Chua dissects tribalism and identity politics within the American political spectrum. The John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School further discusses demagogic politicians, political tribes and threatened demographics.
Creating “We”: African American and Latinx Identity
Originally recorded on August 22, 2019.
Smithsonian curator Ariana A. Curtis highlights the importance of non-white narratives in museums, speaking from her experience as a museum curator and as an Afro-Latina and African American from Western Massachusetts.
A Fulbright Scholar, Curtis is the ...