Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Morning sessions (10:15a -11:30a)

Cultural Humility and Working With Native Scholars and Communities

In this discussion-driven presentation, Tribal Community Member in Residence for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative endawnis Spears (Diné/Ojibwe/Choctaw/Chickasaw) will provide some of the key understandings necessary to work with and for tribal scholars and communities. endawnis will highlight important terminology for Indigenous peoples and the context-specific application and nuance associated with each term. In addition, participants will gain an introductory understanding of the contemporary tribal landscape in and around Rhode Island. endawnis will answer questions throughout and share resources for further learning.

endawnis Spears, Tribal Community Member in Residence, Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative

Instructor-led Session | In-person | Morning (10:15a -11:30a)

Location: Friedman Hall (on the Main Green), Room 101

Culturally Responsive Teaching with Brown's MAT Program and Central Falls High School

Join Katie Rieser, director of Brown's Master in Teaching (MAT) Program and David Upegui, veteran Central Falls teacher and author of “Integrating Racial Justice Into Your High School Biology Classroom" for an in-depth look at one of MAT's partner schools. Participants will travel to Central Falls High School, observe culturally responsive teaching in action, and speak to high school students about their experiences building meaningful relationships and relating rigorous content to their cultures and communities.

Katie Rieser, Director of Teacher Education, Senior Lecturer in Education

Instructor-led Session | In-person | Morning (10:15a -11:30a)

Location: Central Falls High School, 24 Summer Street, Central Falls, RI 02863

LGBTQ+ 101: Spelling It Out Queerly - Canceled

    Afternoon Sessions (1:15p - 2:30p)

    Fashioning Your Identity

    What do your clothes say about you? In this workshop, we will explore the entanglement of fashion and identity to develop a better understanding of what our wardrobes communicate about us, our values and our communities.

    Erika Holshoe, Events and Outreach Coordinator

    Instructor-led Session | In-person | Afternoon (1:15p - 2:30p)

    Location: Friedman Hall (on the Main Green), Room 003

    From Diversity to Belonging: A Collaborative Approach to Support International Students

    Brown boasts a vibrant and diverse community, with a significant number of international students contributing to its academic and cultural richness at both undergraduate and graduate levels. By fostering a deeper understanding of the international students' needs and experiences, this session aims to collaboratively identify themes and discuss effective strategies to better serve the population within the broader framework of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

    Dr. Ruby Cheng, Assistant Director, Global Brown Center

    Komal Shah. Associate Director, Career Services and Professional Development

    Joy Liu,PhD, Assistant Director for English Language Support, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning 

    Alice Plane, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Watson Institute 

    Instructor-led Session | In-person | Afternoon (1:15p - 2:30p)

    Location: Watson Joukowsky Room, 111 Thayer Street

    In the Wake of George Floyd

    In May 2020, at the height of the pandemic, millions of Americans took to the streets to protest the public killing of George Floyd by the police. While Floyd’s killing sparked monthslong protests, these demonstrations called into question a longer history of police and other extra-judicial killings of Black people and other people of color, seemingly without accountability. Brown University responded in a variety of ways, including support for projects addressing systemic racism. “In the Wake of George Floyd” is the response of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) to these events. Presented in partnership with the Brown University Library's Center for Digital Scholarship, the project creates an archive of Rhode Island’s responses to the events and broader experiences of anti-Black racism and police violence.

    Tarika Sankar, Digital Humanities Librarian, Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University Library

    Instructor-Led Session | In-person | Afternoon (1:15p - 2:30p)

    Location: Friedman Hall (on the Main Green), Room 201

    LGBTQ+ 201: Queer Histories and Identities

    Lets take a quick dive into the LGBTQ+ Community and its history! Have you ever wondered which historical events (and local Rhode Islanders) shaped the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement? Are you curious about the different identities included in LGBTQ+? Take the next step in your Allyship adventure and learn about both these topics in our 70 minute crash course covering who we are and how we got here. (Participants are recommended to have attended LGBTQ+101 or have an understanding of Pronouns, inclusive language and Trans/Non-Binary Identities)

    Alex Mastromarchi, Grants and Contract Administrator

    Instructor-led Session | In-person | Afternoon (1:15p - 2:30p)

    Location: Rhode Island Hall (on the Main Green), Room 108