TWC E-Bulletin Week of April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

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TWC Events and Announcements

TWC Community Forum

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Location: Salomon 001

Please join us for a community forum regarding the Center’s strategic planning process and revised mission statement. This will be followed by a discussion of new names for the Center. For more information about the plan, visit http://brown.edu/campus-life/support/students-of-color/news/2014-02/strategic-plan.

"Movin On Up Or Movin On Out": An MPC Workshop on Gentrification and Education

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Location: TWC Informal Lounge

"Baby Boo Bitch - How Diminutives Diminish Women": An MPC Workshop

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: Petteruti Lounge

Bottom-Up Place Making: Graffiti-murals and Latino/a Urbanism

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00PM
Location: BERT 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street

Celebrated Los Angeles-based graffiti writers will discuss the practice of painting unsanctioned graffiti-murals as well as related issues such as creative place-making, occupying public space, identity, and the role illicit, creative, and contestative aesthetics play in the process of neighborhood change. 

Conversation will be followed by a live art painting and reception. 

Moderated by:
Stefano Bloch, Cogut Center for the Humanities and Urban Studies Program, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow  

EYEONE is an artist whose work is rooted in graffiti, punk, printmaking, and photography, and deals with themes of alienation, survival, melancholy, resistance, and the experiences encountered while navigating the chaos of contemporary urban environments. Artist Website  

MEAR ONE has been at the forefront of LA's graffiti and mural culture for nearly three decades. He is famous for having pioneered the Melrose graffiti art movement in the late 80s and innovating the West Coast hip-hop and street art aesthetic beginning in the early 90s. Artist Website  

Cache is most known for his vibrant chubby chickens, which have become icons in the Los Angeles cityscape. A common focus for Cache is reviving neglected areas of the city and replacing institutionalized colors with his vibrant murals as well as questioning the effects of corporate logos and consumer branding.  Artist Website  

A CSREA Group Research Grant Event. 

Co-sponsored by Third World Center Latino Heritage Series, Urban Studies Program, Cogut Center for the Humanities, & US Latino Studies Fund. 

Sarah Kay at Brown 

Thursday, April 24, 2014
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Salomon Hall

Sarah Kay, a spoken word poet and a Brown alum, will be returning to Brown to perform. Sarah Kay is an extremely accomplished spoken word poet. She will be promoting her recently published book, No Matter the Wreckage. Doors for the event will open at 7:30, and the event will begin at 8:00 with student performances (Filipino Alliance's Archipelag-a, additional performers TBA) and an opening performance by Providence Poet Charlotte Abotsi. Sarah Kay will then speak and perform some of her poetry. Following the performance will be an audience Q+A, and then a book signing. Food will be served during the book signing.

Event Planners: Filipino Alliance/Archipelag-a and Multiracial Heritage Series List of Co-Sponsors and Collaborators: Brown 250th Grant Committee, Office of Institutional Diversity, Pan Asian Council, Education DUG, Multicultural Alumni Committee, English Department, BASE, WORD!, Office of Residential Life, Campus Life and President's Office, Dean of College, Women of Color Collective

 


 

Brown Events and Announcements

Financial Literacy Spring Workshops

For the full schedule of workshops, click here for the brochure or here for the link. 

Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education (SHAPE) Info Session

Monday. April 21, 2014
8:00PM
Location: 303 J.Walter Wilson

Are you interested community health? Gender & sexuality? Social justice? Mentorship?  Then you may be into attending a SHAPE info session!  Mandatory info sessions for SHAPE are coming up!

Come see what we’re all about. Questions? Email shape.brown@gmail.com

All We Do is Step and Stroll?! - What is a Black Greek-Letter Organization (BGLO)?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30PM
Location: Carmichael Auditorium, BERT

Join the Brown University BSU and NPHC for this campus wide discussion as we examine the history of Black Greek Lettered Organizations(BGLOs) and their current relevance on college campuses!

Spring 2014 Academic Workshops

To look at the workshop schedule for this term, click on this link. Feel free to request an academic coach by emailing advising@brown.edu if you are interested in any of these topics but can't make the workshop.

Teach English in Olneyville!

Want to get involved in the Providence community, work with the immigrant community, or learn about participatory education and teaching English? English for Action is a non-profit adult education community organization in Olneyville offering English language classes.

EFA is currently recruiting Assistant ESOL Facilitators for the Spring semester. Please email ana_ramirez@brown.edu for more info!
Sponsored by the Swearer Center. More info at www.englishforaction.org/

Theories in Action Conference!

Friday, April 25th - Sunday, April 27th
Location: Campus Center

Theories in Action is an interdisciplinary conference for the presentation of Brown seniors' capstone projects. April 25th-27th, over 60 seniors will be sharing their academic and extracurricular projects! Kick off the learning and celebration at 5:30 pm on Friday, April 25th in Petteruti Lounge, with our Keynote Address by Professor Elizabeth Hoover. For the full conference schedule, visit our website!

Participate in a Research Study

Researchers at Brown University are looking for people aged 16-18 to participate in a study about the attitudes, social environments, emotions, and health behaviors of older teens and young adults.
Participants will be compensated up to $85.
People who are interested in signing up should go to the following website, to fill out some screener information and see if they are eligible: http://goo.gl/1TD8Yk

Moral Voices Keynote Speech

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
7:00 PM
Location: Friedman Auditorium, Metcalf Hall

Dallaire is recognized worldwide as a leader in peacebuilding. He led the United Nations mission in Rwanda during 1994 Genocide, where his efforts to avert human tragedy were thwarted by international political apathy. Since then Dallaire has continued his advocacy on rights of war-affected children, arms
distribution and soldiers' mental health.

NEW Expanded Hours for HIV Testing at Health Services!

Mondays - Fridays
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Health Services, 13 Brown Street

FREE + confidential HIV testing is now available on demand at Health Services, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm. No appointment needed -- just walk in. Results available in about a half hour.

Free, confidential HIV testing at Health Services is always available by appointment. To schedule your appointment, call 401.863-3953 or book online at osh.brown.edu.

 


 

Off-Campus Events

Summer Institute for Native Americans in Genomics

It is run by an all-star crew of Native scientists and academics as a "one-week workshop aimed at discussing the uses, misuses and limitations of genomics as a tool for Native American communities. The workshop will also assist in training Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics. 

The goals of the workshop are to: 
1. facilitate discussion on indigenous cultural values and whether scientific methods can be beneficially incorporated with these values, 
2. provide awareness of how genomics is currently used as a tool to assist in projects focused on natural resources, history and health and
3. to increase the number of Native Americans in science research, leadership and teaching careers at all levels."  The application process will be competitive with selected participants receiving funds to cover travel, housing and food expenses for the week of the workshop. 

The website is here: http://conferences.igb.illinois.edu/sing

Coordinating Interfaith Exchange

As an interfaith exchange coordinator, you will meet once a week with the three other coordinators (usually for an hour on Thursday) to plan the discussion for the upcoming Sunday. Then, on Sunday, you lead a group of Providence High Schoolers to a service organization or help them to develop their own community service project from 2-4, and then return to Brown for interfaith dialogue on a particular issue from 4-5:30 (e.g. interfaith relationships, faith and violence, gender roles in religion, etc.)   Here's some more info about Interfaith Exchange:  our website--http://interfaithexchange.wordpress.com/  

The Interfaith Exchange is a unique opportunity for high school students to engage with peers of different faiths in order to realize the beauty of interfaith exploration. Students of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other religious backgrounds will will embark on a year-long journey together to work across religious lines, answering a number of challenging questions: What is interfaith collaboration? How can we use what we learn about different faiths to benefit our communities? In the process of answering these questions, members will develop and implement a year-long service project in Providence. 

How it works:  As a member of the Interfaith Exchange, you’ll be a part of an exciting and innovative movement to shape the way we help others, through the way we understand different faiths.

You will:

  •  Meet every week with the group from September 2013 – May 2014
  • Develop in-depth understandings of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and other faiths through text study & visits to fellows homes/religious institutions
  • Participate in discussions about contentious issues from an interfaith perspectives
  • Be led by Brown University students (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu) who have a wealth of religious knowledge and extensive public-service experience
  • Design and implement a weekly service initiative
  •  Participate in leadership training workshops focusing on issues of social justice and inter-religious collaboration
  • Meet leaders in the local non-profit sector and in religious communities
  • Have lots of fun spending time with local teenagers from different religious backgrounds

BRYTE Summer Camp Counselors

BRYTE Summer Camp is a six-week academic enrichment program for refugee youth in Providence, ages 6-14. Through experiential learning, ESL-focused curriculum, and innovative group enrichment, BRYTE summer camp works to combat the disparities in academic achievement for refugee youth. BRYTE students will have the opportunity to develop confidence in English language acquisition in a supportive learning community. Partnering with Providence-based organizations and community leaders, BRYTE’s curriculum in Providence strives to facilitate refugees’ transition to life in the city.  

BRYTE Summer Camp is currently recruiting passionate, committed people to serve as camp counselors. See our application for more information!

Maximum Step Show

Friday, May 2, 2014
7:00PM
Location: Johnson & Wales Wildcat Center, Shipyard St, Cranston, Rhode Island 02905

The Lambda Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. presents their inaugural Maximum Step Show as part of Maximum Kappacity Weekend! Come see professional step groups compete for $2,000 in prizes. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Tickets can be secured at www.jwuprovtickets.com.


 

Career and Internship Opportunities

Apply to the Match Corps today!

Accepting Applications through May 31st.

Match Education is a non-profit education foundation in Boston. We're all about closing the achievement gap and urban education reform. A couple of programs we have that address both of these big issues, our Match Corps and Match Teacher Residency programs.
Match Corps is a one year urban education fellowship where recent college grads serve as tutors and mentors either in Boston or Chicago.
To find out more about our Match Corps: Boston opportunity, click here: http://www.matcheducation.org/match-corps.
To find our more about our teacher prep program for those who want to teach in high performing public charter schools click here: http://www.matcheducation.org/mtr.
Questions or would you like to speak with someone directly? Email Lynn at Lynn.Ahumada@matcheducation.org

TFA Sustainable Justice Fellowship

Sustainable Justice Fellowship  is open to any low-income college freshman who is interested in applying. For more info, contact Melanie Lazare at Melanie.Lazare@teachforamerica.org

Student Internships with Cal/OSHA - Silicon Valley Brown Alumni

We are offering paid internships this summer for college students and graduate students in fields of engineering, industrial hygiene, and other fields related to occupational safety and health. The internships will give students direct, hands-on experience in the field. Our intent is to recruit students who could possibly join our workforce of dedicated health and safety inspectors upon graduation. Information about our internship program and how to apply are posted online: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/student-internships.html  

We have openings throughout California for approximately 20 students. Please apply soon. Applications will be considered as they arrive.

Interning In New York City this summer? Where Are You Going To Live?

Educational Housing Services is a great option. EHS provides safe and convenient housing to students and interns in NYC.

The EHS signature lifestyle includes:
• Fully furnished rooms with private bathroom
• Free: TVs, high-speed internet, cable and national calling
• Free: on-site fitness center, lounges, and kitchens
• 24 hour security, laundry facility, plus MUCH more
If you will be living in NYC this summer, but can’t make a year-long commitment, this may be an easy solution. To find out more about EHS and the properties that are available this summer, visit: http://studenthousing.org/and/university or call 1-800-297-4694.

AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard University LWP Union Scholars Program

For more details, head over here. Those who are interested to get in touch with people who have completed the internship should contact Tina at tina_m_park@brown.edu

Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) is looking for interns!

PrYSM (Providence Youth Student Movement) IS LOOKING FOR SUMMER INTERNS! PrYSM, the Providence Youth Student Movement, is looking for two politically-engaged students to intern this summer. PrYSM is dedicated to challenging and supporting Southeast Asian young people to become leaders, community organizers, and critical thinkers. Interns will gain skills in popular education, youth organizing, campaign-planning, project management, and more! For internship descriptions, click here.

(Start Date: May 28th, 2014; End Date: August 13th, 2014; Hours per week: 10-15)

Health Leads Summer Fellowship

Interested in the relationship between urban poverty and poor health? Want to work in Providence this summer? Apply to the Health Leads Summer Fellowship. Email healthleads.providence@gmail.com to learn more and receive an application.

SAAPHI Internship

For more information, click here for the brochure.

Resource Generation is Hiring: Family Philanthropy Organizer and Chapter Organizer

We are excited to be hiring for two positions: A Family Philanthropy Organizer and a National Chapter Organizer.  

Do you love community organizing and the mission of RG? Know people who do? Check out the job descriptions and pass them along to awesome community organizers who care about wealth redistribution, organizing wealthy people, family philanthropy, and funding social movements. Help RG powerfully organize hundreds (and in the future, thousands) of young people with wealth for the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power. 

Position located in Oakland, CA, or NYC, NY. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. Questions? Email jobs@resourcegeneration.org.

Apply to Match Teacher Residency today!

Do you want to be an unusually effective first year teacher in a high-poverty charter school?
If so, you should consider Match Teacher Residency, a highly innovative, one-year teacher training program.
Basically, we give college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers. We then help them find teaching positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.
What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) We are prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher. Members of MTR learn and practice very specific "Teacher Moves." 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in charter schools that have a track record of "turning around" low-performing kids. 3) We have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships one-on-one with kids and parents, then leveraging those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforce rules consistently, and maintain high expectations of students.
MTR is no different from Match Corps: Boston, our full-time tutoring fellowship, from Monday-Thursday. However, unlike regular Corps members, MTRs want to go on to become full-time teachers in high-need, "No Excuses" charter schools. On Fridays and Saturdays, MTRs learn about the nuts and bolts of teaching, experience hours of hands-on practice, and receive in-depth coaching. Student teaching takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, as well; the whole program is designed so that it doesn't interfere with the primary responsibility of tutoring your students.
MTRs also pursue a Masters of Effective Teaching Degree from our sister institution, the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. For more information about the Masters degree component of MTR, have a look at our website: http://www.matcheducation.org/match-teacher-residency/sposato-graduate-school-education.
As mentioned above, Match Teacher Residents also serve in Match Corps: Boston, our one-of-a-kind yearlong tutoring fellowship. The Match Corps program began in 2004 and is the first of its kind in the nation. The Corps is a group of top recent college graduates who work one-on-one with 6-8 Match High School, Middle School, Match Next or Match Community Day Elementary School students each day for an entire academic year. All three schools are open-admission charter public schools in Boston, MA. This full-time service year program is designed to fully close the academic achievement gap between minority students and their non-minority peers, one student at a time.
For more information about Match Teacher Residency, check out these resources:
A video introduction to Match Teacher Residency:

See video

website: http://matcheducation.org/join-us/match-teacher-residency-boston
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application is available online at http://matcheducation.org/applymtr