Campus Life Events
Please join us for a fun afternoon of trivia and laughs. You might learn something new as well! People of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to attend.
Sep27:00pm - 8:30pm
Join students and staff from the BCSC, the LGBTQ Center and the U-FLi Center for our first U-FLi QTs of Color Gathering of the trimester! This is an intergenerational space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) who hold intersecting lived experiences within LGBTQIA and U-FLi communities. Come check-in with each other, be in a joyful community and discuss how we engage in collective care as we start the trimester. Co-hosted by BCSC, LGBTQ Center, and U-FLi Center. RSVP is required to receive a secure Zoom link.
Sep27:30pm - 8:30pm
Join students and staff from the BCSC, the LGBTQ Center and the U-FLi Center for our first U-FLi QTs of Color Gathering of the trimester on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7pm, EST! This is an intergenerational space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) who hold intersecting lived experiences within LGBTQIA and U-FLi communities. Come check-in with each other, be in a joyful community and discuss how we engage in collective care as we start the trimester.
Sep34:00pm - 5:30pm
Please join the Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC) for a virtual welcome where you can learn about the Center’s programming, meet the BCSC staff, students, and explore the various forms of community support we offer in the Center. We will have activities, giveaways, and plenty of laughs. Join here !
Sep37:00pm - 8:30pm
Join the U-FLi Center in a quiet period game of Jeopardy! Compete with friends and fellow U-FLi community members to see who holds the most Brown knowledge. Fill out an RSVP form, and let us know if you want to be paired up with a few friends.
Sep412:30pm - 2:00pm
The LGBTQ Center is excited to invite students to our virtual space to share some of the ways we’ll be providing opportunities to engage with us throughout the year. You can pop in and listen, or chat with us and other students. Participation isn’t necessary, but we will provide an opportunity for students to provide us with ideas and suggestions for the upcoming year. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Join the BCSC for a watch party of Beyonce’s Black Is King. Black Is King is a visual album where Beyonce reimagines “The Lion King” for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. Join us on Friday, September 4th at 6pm, here .
Join new and returning students to have some fun before classes begin! We will be playing Jackbox games. Feel free to drop in and play around or stay the whole time.
Join us for a guided meditation for staying grounded in the present moment. Through a 20-minute guided meditation, Éowyn Ahlstrom, a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher at the Brown Mindfulness Center, will introduce students to mindfulness techniques for taking care of ourselves and others. This session will conclude with an optional opportunity for students to reflect on the meditation practice.
RSVP at this google form to receive the Zoom link
Join us for a guided meditation for staying grounded in the present moment. Through a 20-minute guided meditation, Éowyn Ahlstrom, a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher at the Brown Mindfulness Center, will introduce students to mindfulness techniques for taking care of ourselves and others. This session will conclude with an optional opportunity for students to reflect on the meditation practice. Co-sponsored by the BCSC, GBC, LGBTQ Center, OMAS, SDC, and U-FLi Center in collaboration with the Brown Mindfulness Center. RSVP is required to receive a secure Zoom link.
Sep84:30pm - 5:15pm
RSVP at https://forms.gle/FMG28aXw3ZuVpUGEA to receive the Zoom link
Join us for a guided meditation for staying grounded in the present moment. Through a 20-minute guided meditation, Éowyn Ahlstrom, a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher at the Brown Mindfulness Center, will introduce students to mindfulness techniques for taking care of ourselves and others. This session will conclude with an optional opportunity for students to reflect on the meditation practice. Co-sponsored by the BCSC, GBC, LGBTQ Center, OMAS, SDC, and U-FLi Center in collaboration with the Brown Mindfulness Center.
Sep95:00pm - 6:30pm
While we can’t gather in person, stop by OMAS’s virtual lounge! We look forward to virtually connecting as we start the new academic year together.
Gendo Taiko General Practice (Online)Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/gendo-taiko-digital-practice
Sep115:00pm - 6:30pm
Tired of being remote? Miss the tiny room on the SciLi fifth floor? Say less. We’re bringing those bright orange walls straight to your home! Join us for an ongoing series for casual community building. This week we’ll be having Julio and Renata around, who will be able to answer any questions or just hang out.
Sep117:00pm - 8:00pmZoom
Come and join us in an evening of reflective and uplifting writings and songs from various faith backgrounds (or none at all). This will be followed by some time for reflection and discussion. The theme of this gathering will be “Building Joy and Community in the time of Covid-19”.
Sep118:00pm - 9:00pmVIRTUAL
Did you know that the majority of college students in the US value religious and non-religious diversity, and that over half identify as spiritual and/or religious? Most first-years expect their schools to provide an inclusive environment for students regardless of their faith, as well as chances for people of different religious and non-religious beliefs to engage with one another.
Join some of your fellow Brown students in a virtual conversation about spirituality, faith and religion in the college setting. We welcome students of all beliefs! No religious background/knowledge assumed or needed. We seek to create a welcoming and open space to talk about what spirituality, faith and/or religion mean to you. Chat with other students and make new friends!
This event is tailored to first years, but all class levels are welcome to join.
The goal is not for us as facilitators to share the tenets of our beliefs or ignite critical debate. Rather, we seek to create a space that encourages growth of community and friendships, and equips you with the resources to start or maintain your spiritual, faith or religious life at Brown!
We will run the event twice in order to maximize participation. Tune in on:
- Friday Sept 11th @ 8pm EST
- Tuesday Sept 15th @ 9pm EST.
Fill out this google form to let us know of your preference:
After filling out the above form, a Zoom link will be sent to your Brown email before your chosen event time. Hope to see you there!
Sep127:00pm - 8:00pmVIRTUALHi Everyone,Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/sobear-check-in-game-nightWe will be having a SoBear Check-In and Game Night this Saturday (Sep. 12) at 7:00pm EDT. Come join us to catch up with old friends, meet new people, and have some fun!
2020 has been a difficult year for so many of us, but it is not canceled. Join the BCSC for a digital vision board brunch where we reclaim the remaining months of 2020 and focus in on our manifestations. This digital vision board brunch will take place on Canva, so please sign up for a free Canva account before the event (at www.canva.com/ ) and bring your hot and ready brunch! RSVP Here
Sep1411:00am - 12:30pm
While we can’t gather in person, stop by OMAS’s virtual lounge! We look forward to virtually connecting as we start the new academic year together.
Sep143:00pm - 4:00pm
RSVP at https://forms.gle/RsjHFoiKo6GkQoN98 to receive the Zoom link
Join us for an afternoon of conversation and community as you ease back into life on campus or join us for the first time! Get to know your peers as well as staff members from the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, Global Brown Center for International Students, English Language Support, and the College.
This will be an informal meeting space, but we invite any who are interested to share a piece of home with us, whether it is a photograph, a lucky charm, or comforting song. Participants will be entered in a raffle to win prizes!
All women, trans, and gender non-conforming folks are welcome. (This key terms resource from the LGBTQ Center has comprehensive language around gender and gender-identity: https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/lgbtq/http%3A/brown.edu/campus-life/support/lgbtq/campus-resources/key-terms )
Sep144:00pm - 5:00pmVIRTUAL
We will be discussing plans for the upcoming year, the structure of weekly meetings and events, as well as your specific musical interests. This will be a relaxed introduction/Q&A and a chance for us to connect early in the semester. Looking forward to seeing you all!Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/brown-music-makers-info-session
Sep155:00pm - 6:00pmVIRTUAL
Hola a todos! We are the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers or SHPE. Our mission is to change lives by empowering the hispanic community to realize its potential and to impact the world through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through awareness, access, support, and development. Join us at our first meeting through Zoom on Tuesday, September 15 at 5pm EST. Our E-Board will introduce who we are, what we do, and why being a part of SHPE is an amazing opportunity and experience. We can’t wait for you to be part of the familia.Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/shpe-general-body-meeting-and-info-session
We’re going back to the 90s with our virtual movie night! Follow us on social media @brownuniversityomas the week before the event to vote for your favorite 90’s movie. The winner will be announced on the day of the event. Pour yourself a beverage, grab the popcorn, and join us for a night of 90’s nostalgia.
Sep158:00pm - 9:00pmZoom- Prayers and Devotions for World Unity and Peace, Racial Harmony, and Justice for All HumankindWe encourage and welcome students of all spiritual backgrounds, (including none at all), along with those simply searching for a new way, at all Baha’i Club events and activities.
Sep159:00pm - 11:00pmVIRTUAL
Every Tuesday 9-11pm EDT this semester, come join the Poler Bears on zoom! No pole or equipment required. Find out what we’re doing each Tuesday on our instagram! Meeting link in our instagram bio! ID: 595 078 204 (When you come, we’ll also encourage donating to organizations in our bio!)Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/open-workshops-come-practice-with-us
Sep164:00pm - 5:30pmVIRTUAL
Welcome (back) to Brown! Come join the East Asian Studies DUG and the lovely faculty and staff of the East Asian Studies department for an open house via zoom!
Learn more about East Asian Studies at Brown, talk to professors in the department, and find out more about EAS courses with fellow students!
Please submit your questions here for the Q&A session:
Open to EAS concentrators, potential concentrators, and EAS-affiliated faculty and staff.
Zoom link here:
If you would like to have questions answered before the open house or unable to make it, please email [email protected]Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/open-house-east-asian-studies-via-zoom
Brown Survivor Support Group
Would you like to participate in a community of support for experiences with sexual or relationship violence? The Brown Survivor* Support group is continuing remotely for Fall 2020, running for one hour on Wednesdays from September 16th through November 18th. Please email [email protected] for Zoom link and more information.
*This group is for Brown students who have experienced sexual, relationship, and/or gender-based harm, at any point in their lives, who want to give and get support. Survivor is a self-determined term. You do not have to identify in this way to participate.
Sep166:00pm - 7:00pmVirtual
Hello beautiful dancers!Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/brown-salsa-club-open-house
With the Fall semester approaching, we are so excited to get back to dancing with all of you! We will be hosting a virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 16th from 6-7pm.
This workshop is open for anyone who loves dancing and salsa music. It’ll be a beginner workshop to ease back into your salsa groove and to ask questions/hear more about our plans for the semester! No prior experience or partner needed - just good vibes. Please help us spread the word to any friends/family/peers (even if they live far away!) who want to get their salsa on!
We’re excited to see you all!!
Sep166:30pm - 7:30pmVIRTUALJoin Rogue Fashion as we kick off our Fall20 Events Collection with our first Professional Development Event. You’ll have the opportunity to 𝙢𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙤𝙜𝙪𝙚 𝙁𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝘽𝙤𝙖𝙧𝙙, learn more about 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙮, and hear from 𝙍𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙍𝙪𝙣𝙬𝙖𝙮’𝙨 𝙍𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙮𝙣.Rolanda will speak about her path to the fashion industry, from interning at People Style Magazine to working at Google and leading marketing for YouTube’s inaugural Fashion & Beauty team to her current role at Rent the Runway.Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/rogue-fashion-kickoff
Sep168:00pm - 9:00pmVIRTUAL
Join Brown UNICEF from 7-8PM EST as we not only assist you in registering to vote, but also discuss the state of domestic civil rights (e.g. voting / voter suppression, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other forms of political advocacy), its effect on children in the US, and how YOU can use your voice to #VoteForEveryChild .Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/virtual-voter-registration-drive-gb-unicef-meeting
All members of the Brown/RISD community are welcome to attend - regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, documentation status, and/or political affiliation.
Sep186:00pm - 7:30pmVIRTUAL
The Brown Meditation Community would like to welcome all interested students to our fall kickoff meeting on Friday, September 18th at 6 PM. Please join us for a night of introductions, “tea from home” breakout rooms, and a brief mindfulness practice led by one of our facilitators. We are excited to get to know any new faces that would like to join and to welcome back our returning members. Feel free to drop in or out depending on your availability or interest. With the start of classes and shopping period, we hope you find this evening to be a calming way to take a break from schoolwork, meet some fellow classmates, and set some good intentions for the rest of the school year!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 986 4661 1914
Passcode: meditateLearn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/brown-meditation-community-fall-kickoff
Sep206:00pm - 7:01pmVIRTUAL
Join us for our first GBM of the year! BPLA will be hosting a Welcome Back meeting this Sunday, September 20, from 6 to 7. This meeting will be a chance for us to catch up with one another and discuss plans for continuing the operations of BPLA remotelyLearn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/bpla-welcome-back
Sep2212:00pm - 1:30pmVIRTUAL
Virtual networking event with CMA Strategy.Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/bibb-x-cma-strategy
Sep2312:00pm - 1:00pm
Sep236:30pm - 8:30pmVIRTUALLearn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/brown-war-watch-presents-no-vietnamese-ever-called-me-n-1968
Brown War Watch presents: No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N*****, (1968).
Online Film Screening: Wednesday September 23rd 6.30pm
Discussion: approx. 7.40pm
Online link to follow.
The unflinching 1968 documentary follows 400,000 protesters along their march from Harlem to the United Nations building as part of the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam’s April 15, 1967, New York City march. Interwoven through the protest footage is an intimate interview with Black Vietnam war veterans that provides a radical perspective on the plight of returning Black G.I.s – disproportionately sent to fight the war overseas, returning home to a “Thank You” of continued racial and economic discrimination. Director David L. Weiss’ use of verité results in an electrifying portrait of Black anti-war protesters and veterans as they speak out about social protest, life in Harlem, and the connections between racism and war. The film captures the inextricable link between Black liberation and the anti-Vietnam war movement.
The issues presented in the film remain urgently contemporary.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, Françoise Hamlin, hosted by Les Robinson, Brown War Watch Co-President and PhD Candidate in History.
The event is co-sponsored by the Departments of History and American Studies.
Sep237:00pm - 8:30pm
Join students (undergraduate and graduate) and staff from the BCSC, the LGBTQ Center and the U-FLi Center for our second U-FLi QTs of Color Gathering of the trimester! This time we’ll be holding a story circle focused on getting to know each other through narratives centered on queerness and acceptance. This is an intergenerational space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) who hold intersecting lived experiences within LGBTQIA and U-FLi communities. RSVP here to receive a secure Zoom link.
Sep248:00pm - 9:00pmZoom
Join Paul Smith, Brown-RISD Baha’i Club Advisor, for a discussion on “Unity of Religions - False Dichotomies in Religious Dogma”
What is the difference between spiritual truth and dogma? What are some false dichotomies that hinder the investigation of truth? What are authoritative sources for spiritual truth? How can we distinguish authoritative sources from man-made religious tradition and dogma?
Paul Smith, who retired from a career in accounting and financial management, is a Religious Life Affiliate of Brown’s Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life (OCRL), and Advisor to the Brown-RISD Baha’i Club. He is a member of the local Providence Baha’i community, and serves as Chair of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Providence. He is not a clergyperson, as the Baha’i Faith has no clergy.
A graduate of Dartmouth College as a mathematics major, Paul has been a member of the Baha’i Faith (bahai.org ) since he was 23 years old, having been raised a Methodist and having spent an initial year as a seminarian at Yale Divinity School after college. After leaving Yale to search for a different career, he “updated” his religious beliefs to become a follower of Baha’u’llah (1817-1892, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith). Baha’u’llah taught that all the world’s religions come from the same source, having been progressively revealed throughout history, and that humanity has reached the age of maturity in which such principles as the oneness of humankind, the harmony of science and religion, and the elimination of all forms of prejudice will lead to the establishment of universal education and world peace.
How do you know if you fall under the U-FLi umbrella? Are you a first year looking to build a community at Brown that reminds you of home? How do our experiences as U-FLi students shape and bond us? How can they be similar but also completely unique? Join the U-FLi Center for a community conversation for first years. Please fill out the RSVP form to receive the event Zoom link.
Sep2912:00pm - 3:00pmVIRTUAL
Interested in learning more about what we do at 180DC and how? Drop by our virtual Activities Fair booth between 5-8pm EST, on Tuesday 29 September 2020.
- Zoom link: https://brown.zoom.us/j/95134304264 (Meeting ID: 951 3430 4264).
Or, if you already know you want to apply, you can go ahead and do so here: https://forms.gle/BNwuzeJghTnm4eGa7 . Applications will close 11:59 EST on 6 October 2020.Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/180-degrees-consulting-virtual-activity-fair-booth-fall-2020