The TWC will soon celebrate 40 years of student activism among communities of color at Brown. In order to identify the most pressing needs of students while visioning for the future, the Center completed an extensive program review. In 2011-2012, we conducted a self-study to highlight best practices, areas of improvement, and possible next steps for the Center. In spring 2013, we invited social justice educators, Dr. Felicia Lee and Mr. Rafael Zapata, as consultants to give us an external view of our strengths, gaps, and opportunities. Our next task is to have in-depth conversations about the mission, focus, and strategic plan of the TWC in 2013 and going forward; a name will come out of those discussions about mission.
TWC's Legacy Moving Forward
The Center continues to uphold the legacy of student activism among communities of color and is energized by the interests and political activity of this current generation of Brown students. As we determine our path forward, focus groups and community forums will take place fall 2013 and spring 2014 to ensure the voices and perspectives of current students, faculty, staff, and alumni are taken into serious consideration in the strategic plan. We will advertise the forums widely and provide updated information here as we move through the year. We welcome contributions from all members of the Brown community, and will be happy to receive email from students, faculty, staff or alumni who are unable to participate in a focus group discussion. We will ensure that the Strategic Planning Committee receives all comments contributed whether in group discussions or individually.
More information about the program review and strategic planning process is available at here.