Past Events, Lectures, and Courses

Hurt People Hurt People: An Open Art Space for Microaggressions at BrownTuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 5:30pm - 7:00pm in Leung Gallery (Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center). Join us as we present the midterm culmination of our class work and research* on race-, gender- and sexuality-based microaggressions at Brown! Within this space, all students, staff and faculty are encouraged to reflect and write down their personal stories of experiencing, witnessing, and perpetuating microaggressions. The community will be able to write down these stories and narratives on cardstock, and attach them to a three-dimensional frame of thread with ribbon in a web-like format. Hosted by the Participatory Action Research (PAR) team "Microaggressions at Brown" & co-sponsored by the Brown Center for Students of Color, the Sarah Doyle Women's Center, the Brown University LGBTQ Center, Transformative Conversations@Brown, and the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID).

What I Am Thinking About Now: Dr. Shontay Delalue, Assistant Dean of the College / Director of International Student and Visitor Experience. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm in CSREA Conference Room, Room 303, Brown-RISD Hillel. The study being discussed will look at the experiences of students from the African Atlantic Diaspora whose primary way of identifying racially conflicted with the racial categorization of ‘Black’ in the U.S. Using a critical race theory and racial formation lens, the history of the U.S. Census racial categories and the social definition of ‘Black’ will be explored. RSVP is requested.

SNEABJ Community Forum: Does Race Matter to the Media? Saturday, December 6, 2014 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm in George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, Churchill House 155 Angell Street. he Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason Theatre Welcomes: The Southern New England Association of Black Journalists' Community Forum: Does Race Matter to the Media?

Janus Forum: How Should Colleges Handle Sexual Assault? Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm in Salomon Center, Room 101 (De Ciccio Family Auditorium)

Janus Forum Safe Space. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm in Salomon Center, Room 203. 

The Research on Rape Culture. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 4:30pm - 5:30pm in BERT, Room 130. 

iCount Workshop. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 5:00pm - 6:30pm in Wilson Hall, Room 101. 

CRLT Players: 7 into 15. Wednesday, November 19, 2014. 

Doctors Reading Race: How Conceptions of Race Shape Medical Care. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm in MacMillan Hall, Room 117. 

Graduate Students of Color Collective Meeting. Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm in Brown Center for Students of Color, Formal Lounge.  

10th Annual Strait Talk Symposium @ Brown University.November 14 - 21, 2014.

The Israel-Hamas Gaza War: A New Approach to Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict.Wednesday, November 12 @ 7:00pm, Carmichael Auditorium (BERT 130). 

Development and Governance Seminar: Tania Murray Li - Land's End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 5:00pm, McKinney Conference Room. Sponsored by the Watson Institute.

Academic Freedom and the First Amendment. Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm.

Moral Voices. Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Development and Governance Seminar: Nasser Yassin - Arab Civil Society Actors and Policy-Making in Times of Uncertainty: What Follows the Arab Spring? Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 5:00pm, McKinney Conference Room. Sponsored by the Watson Institute.

Race, Accountability, Allyship at Brown. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm. 

De Sidere 7. Monday, October 6, 2014 @ 5:00pm, Petteruti Lounge.

Development and Governance Seminar: Antonio Carlos deSouza Lima - Indigenous Peoples and the Nation-State in Brazil, 20th/21st Century: From Tutelage to Participation. Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 12:00pm, McKinney Conference Room. Sponsored by the Watson Institute.

Why Gaza Matters: The War and its Consequences: Teach-in on Gaza with Brown Faculty. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, MacMillan 117.

Ferguson Teach-In. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 @ 5:30pm, Salomon 101. Sponsored by CSREA.

Fall 2014 Courses

Françoise Hamlin, Introduction to Africana Studies

Sa'ed Adel Atshan, Cultures of the Contemporary Middle East