The Yale Hindi Debate

THE YALE HINDI DEBATE

Born as a student’s idea in a Yale classroom, the Yale Hindi Debate has grown exponentially, from an ambitious venture to an intellectual, cultural, and social institution. 
The debate was established as a Yale-only event in 2008, and now sees participation from faculty and students from USA’s preeminent schools, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Cornell, UCLA, Wesleyan, Rutgers, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wellesley College.

Feminism through a transnational lens

Feminism is worthless without intersectionality and inclusion.
— We All Can Do It, Houriiyah Tegally and Julia Jenjezwa, Yale '16
 "We All Can Do It", Winner of the Yale Women's Center "Feminism Today" Essay and Art Competition - Source: Houriiyah Tegally BR '16 and Julia Jenjezwa MC '16

"We All Can Do It", Winner of the Yale Women's Center "Feminism Today" Essay and Art Competition - Source: Houriiyah Tegally BR '16 and Julia Jenjezwa MC '16

The winning project of the Yale Women's Center "Feminism Today" Essay and Art Competition - "We All Can Do It" by Houriiyah Tegally and Julia Jenjezwa, featuring the talents of several Yale students - expertly intertwines feminism and ethnicity, arguing that the two are inseparable, and that without inclusion, feminism fails. Today's world has feminism in the spotlight. Is feminism, by being centered on inclusion, a testimony to the significance of ethnicity?

When pondering over the motion for YHD 2014, it may be a useful exercise to think beyond the realms of globalization and ethnicity alone, and to place them in the context of the larger picture, in which many forces work simultaneously - sometimes in conjunction, and sometimes in opposition. "We All Can Do It" certainly has YHD thinking.