Heritage Series

Heritage Series

The Center, in collaboration with student organizations, academic and co-curricular departments as well as centers, sponsors over 100 lectures and programs throughout the academic year to which all Brown students are invited. They are represented in our 5 Heritage Series.

Spring 2015 Heritage Series Events


Forging a Mexipino/a Identity:
A talk by Dr. Rudy P. Guevarra, Associate Professor, Asian Pacific American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.
Date: 2/5/15
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Wilson 101

Food Chains Feeding The Nation At Any Cost:
Food chains documentary screening/discussion.
Date: 2/10/15
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: Wilson 102

An informal discussion that will engage with the concept of Afro-Latino solidarity and the intersectionality of blackness and Latinidad, especially in the United States.
Date: 2/11/15
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Petterutti Lounge

A Lot Like You: A Lecture on Black Identity and History with Eliaichi Kimaro:
A lecture on Black Identity for Black History Month.
Date: 2/24/15
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Salomon 001

Kay Barrett Workshop: Intersections of Multiraciality and Our Identities:
Kay Barrett is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pin@y-amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter.
Date: 2/25/15
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Location: J. Walter Wilson 501

Love & Labor: A Workshop on Asian-Latino Solidarity:
A workshop exploring solidarity efforts among Asian Americans and Latino Americans. We will explore the common themes to both groups, including labor and immigration, as well as explore current barriers to solidarity and how they have historically been overcome.
Date: 2/26/15
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Kassar Fox Auditorium


BHS, OBSIDIAN & SDWC Collaboration
A photo gallery designed to honor the strength and beauty of Black women.
Date: 3/9/15
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Faunce Basement

Vijay Prashad:
Professor Vijay Prashad is the author of seventeen books, including Karma of Brown Folk (2000) and Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting (2002). He is also the Chief Editor at LeftWord Books, New Delhi, India.
Date: 3/10/2015 
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Salomon 001

Narrative of Unheard Voices: Indigenous Women and Violence:
Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. She specializes in Native American women, gender, feminism, Indigenous nations, colonialism, and decolonization.
Date: 3/11/15
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Location: Faunce Basement

Description:: A creative, open space for students to express themselves in dance, musical performance, and spoken word.
Date: 3/13/15
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Salomon 001

AAHS & SDWC Collaboration
The Power of Spoken Word:
Franny Choi, a writer, spoken word artist, and teaching artist for Project VOICE, will be performing a small collection of her pieces about the intersections of feminism and race as well as leading a workshop called "SPEAK UP!: Spoken Word Poetry as Radical APIA Storytelling.
Date: 3/16/15
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM Workshop
Location: BCSC Classroom 104
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM Performance
Location: Metcalf Auditorium


Latino Gala:
A celebration of our heritage and our ability to come together as a Latino community at Brown
Date: 4/3/15
Time: 7:00-9:30 PM
Location: Sayles Hall Auditorium

Cape Verdean Heritage Night: "Educating Our Youth, Uplifting Our People":
Presentation on and celebration of Cape Verdean Culture.
Date: 4/4/15
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Kasper Multi Purpose Room

Annual Spring Thaw Pow Wow:
Pow Wow is a Native American social gathering that includes dancing, singing, drumming, vendors, and food. For Native peoples, pow wows are a place to teach younger generations about tribal traditions and to be proud of their heritage.
Date: 4/25/15
Time: 11:00-6:00 PM
Location: Pembroke Field/Rain Site Pizzitola