Creating respite from a ‘toxic culture of productivity’: Podcast interview with Vicki Flippin

In the new episode of the YDS “Quadcast,” the Rev. Vicki Flippin ’08 M.Div., YDS Associate Dean for Student Affairs, discusses the new Good Life Center at YDS and the role it plays pushing back against a “toxic culture of productivity” across society. Flippin also delves into her previous work as a pastor whose church provided sanctuary for people at risk of deportation, and how Malcolm X inspired her to pursue a career in ministry.

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The Rev. Vicki Flippin joined the YDS administration in 2022 from First & Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven, a multiracial, justice-seeking congregation that provided shelter for newly arrived refugees and undocumented immigrants facing deportation. She pastored two congregations in New York before that. Flippin has pursued social justice advocacy work at the national level for her denomination and beyond, among other roles serving as Co-President of the National Board of the Methodist Federation for Social Action.

The YDS “Quadcast” series is hosted by Emily Judd ’19 M.A.R., who is Senior Communications Specialist at the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, an international humanitarian organization supported by Pope Francis, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and the leadership of the United Arab Emirates. She previously worked as a journalist in the Middle East.

Listen to past episodes of the YDS Quadcast.

December 6, 2023