Join us on January 24 for an Arts and Humanities Book Talk by Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, and Professor of History at Yale University, who will be talking about his book, Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam. The talk will begin at 4:30 pm in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, but please join us any time from 4:00 pm for refreshments and conversation.
Visits to Yale by Martin Luther King Jr (1959 & 1964) & Coretta Scott King (1969) are documented in Manuscripts & Archives, and are part of a new banner exhibit in the nave of Sterling Memorial Library, on view until March 3.
Manuscripts and Archives (MSSA) will undergo a major renovation to its public spaces during 2017. While the renovation is in progress all public services will be temporarily relocated to the Franke Room in Sterling Memorial Library (SML). The Franke Room is immediately to your left as you enter the SML Nave through the main (High Street) entrance.
December 9, 6:30 pm in the Yale University Art Gallery Auditorium (1111 Chapel St., New Haven. Please enter via York or High Streets as main 1111 Chapel St. entrance will not be open)
All are welcome to join us on December 7 in the Sterling Memorial Library lecture hall for the latest talk in the Arts and Humanities Book Talk series by Howard Bloch, Sterling Professor of French at Yale University. The talk will begin at 4:30 pm, but please join us from 4:00 pm for refreshments.
Same-sex marriage has evolved from a far-fetched notion to established law in the United States over the past four decades. At the forefront of this modern civil rights movement has been a Yale alumnus, Evan Wolfson ’78. Wolfson wrote his Harvard Law School thesis on same-sex marriage long before it became a topic of national & local activism. He founded Freedom to Marry in 2001, serving as its president until the Supreme Court’s historic 2015 decision guaranteeing marriage equality.
Between November 16-December 14, the Library Staff Association (LiSA) is holding a food drive, with drop-off locations in several Yale libraries. We invite everyone to donate non-perishable food items and personal care items to benefit IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services), a New Haven-based agency that helps resettle refugees in CT and provide lifesaving support to assist in their transition to life in the United States. Your donations will go toward stocking the apartments of resettled refugees and the IRIS food pantry.