February

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    In this talk, Dr. Brandon Andrew Robinson will be discussing their newly released book Coming Out to the Streets: LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Based on interviews and ethnographic fieldwork in central Texas, Coming Out to the Streets looks into the LGBTQ youth’s lives before they experience homelessness—within their families, schools, and other institutions—and later when they navigate the streets, deal with police, and access shelters and other services. Through this documentation, Brandon shows how poverty and racial inequality shape the ways that the LGBTQ youth negotiate their gender and sexuality before and while they are experiencing homelessness. To address LGBTQ youth homelessness, Brandon contends that solutions must move beyond blaming families for rejecting their child. In highlighting the voices of the LGBTQ youth, Coming Out to the Streets calls for queer and trans liberation through systemic change. This event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Center and is free and open to the public! 

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  • Feb
    3

    Feeling overwhelmed with the beginning of the semester? Join Heidy, our Undergraduate Community Engagement Coordinator, and Donnell, our Graduate Community Engagement Coordinator, in baking some treats and spilling some tea! Feel free to bake alongside them, or just spill the tea and watch as they do their best to complete the recipes correctly. Join the fun on our zoom link, or just watch on Instagram Live!

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  • Feb
    4
    Virtual
    8:00pm - 9:30pm

    Spirituality in a Time of Pandemic

    Join us for a discussion of Spirituality in a Time of Pandemic, and how our response could bring about more unity.

    What is required to overcome the worldwide crisis of a pandemic? How can such a threat be overcome? What spiritual remedies could prevent or mitigate its devastating effects?

    Discussion will be preceded by 5-10 minutes of prayers, music and spiritual writings.

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  • Feb
    5

    Are you a servicemember or veteran considering applying to Brown for an undergraduate degree? Virtually meet current student veterans and our veteran admissions representative to learn about our application deadlines, degree options, financial aid, and more!

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  • The Grad Salon is a focused discussion for graduate and medical students following the General Presentation held on Wed Feb 3, 2021. Dr. Brandon Andrew Robinson will be sharing, in two sections, experiences regarding navigating the academy as well as diving deeper into their published work. For the latter section, optional reading for Grad Salon can be found here or downloaded under the related content tab on the left side of the screen beneath the image picture!

    This event is sponsored by the LGBTQ Center!

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  • Join the Pembroke Center for a virtual panel discussing the book “Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830–1930,” by Judith Surkis ’92, Professor of History at Rutgers University.

    In her book, which won the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies 2020 book prize, Surkis traces how colonial authorities constructed Muslim legal difference and used it to deny Algerian Muslims full citizenship.

    During more than a century of colonial rule over Algeria, the French state shaped and reshaped the meaning and practice of Muslim law by regulating it and circumscribing it to the domain of family law, while applying the French Civil Code to appropriate the property of Algerians.

    Surkis argues that powerful affective attachments to the intimate life of the family and fantasies about Algerian women and the sexual prerogatives of Muslim men, supposedly codified in the practices of polygamy and child marriage, shaped French theories and regulatory practices of Muslim law in fundamental and lasting ways. Women’s legal status in particular came to represent the dense relationship between sex and sovereignty in the colony. This book also highlights the ways in which Algerians interacted with and responded to colonial law. Ultimately, this sweeping legal genealogy of French Algeria elucidates how “the Muslim question” in France became—and remains—a question of sex.

    About the author:

    Judith Surkis ’92 is Professor of History at Rutgers University is the author of works including “Sexing the Citizen: Morality and Masculinity in France, 1870-1920” (Cornell, 2006), and is currently working on a project, “The Intimate Life of International Law: Childhood, Development, and Decolonization.” She was the Nancy L. Buc ’65 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pembroke Center for the 2003-04 academic year, and is a member of the Pembroke Center Advisory Council.

    With panelists:

    Nadje S Al-Ali, the Robert Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology and Middle East Studies, and Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University

    Jennifer Johnson, Associate Professor of History at Brown University

    Emily A. Owens, the David and Michelle Ebersman Assistant Professor of History at Brown University

    Joan Wallach Scott, the founding director of the Pembroke Center and Professor Emerita at the School of Social Science in the Institute for Advanced Study

    Moderated by Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, Director of the Pembroke Center and Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian Studies

    Co-sponsored by the Pembroke Center, the Brown Center for Middle East Studies, and the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS).

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  • Are you looking for internship opportunities? Do you need help with your resume writing?
     
    Come join us for our Resume Writing, BrownConnect, and Handshakeworkshop hosted by OMAS in collaboration with the CareerLAB PCAs!
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  • Feb
    10

    WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! Drop-in to the OMAS Virtual Resource Center during our open hours to ask a question, discuss a concern, or just to say hi! COVID-19 has been a difficult time for everyone, and OMAS wants you to know that you are not alone. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, or medical student, allow us to provide you caring and individualized support.

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  • Welcome back Sarah Doyle community! We are thrilled to be picking up our lunchtime conversation series next Wednesday, February 10, from 12-1pm EST featuring our very own Director Gail Cohee and Senior Assistant Director Felicia Salinas-Moniz! Our beloved dynamic duo have collaborated at our Center for the past eight years, working with students and organizations to bring engaging programming which centers feminism, gender and sexuality, and social justice to campus. At this friendly gathering, Gail and Felicia will chat about what brought them to feminism, their experiences as feminists in academia, and their work at Sarah Doyle. So bring your lunch, enthusiasm, and questions for them! Two lucky participants will receive a specially selected book! *RSVP at https://forms.gle/R4yXSRJQw2nbqih6A to receive a Zoom link.

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  • Feb
    10
    Virtual
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Words of Affirmation Bingo Night

    Join the LGBTQ Center, the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, and the BCSC Multiracial Heritage Series for another not-so-average bingo night! This time the theme is ~love~ of any language. From Beyonce to The Bechdel Test, get ready to spend a night of fun with friends this Valentine’s Day. Platonic, romantic - and anything in between - all forms of love are welcomed and celebrated here.

    RSVP at https://fb.me/e/14Ej6SlVG to reserve a bingo card and play for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

     

     

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  • Too often, our conversations around gender and sexuality prioritize US-based experiences, and our ideas of what an international student looks like can be tinged with a hint of heteronormativity. This Spring, the LGBTQ Center is collaborating with the Global Brown Center to create a space for students whose identities lie at the intersection of LGBTQ and international student experiences. This program will be a safe space to build community, share experiences, and learn from each other as we navigate through our various identities on campus and beyond. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students who either identify as international or feel that their home or sense of community exists in multiple countries/across borders are encouraged to RSVP here to receive a zoom link!

     

    Join us for all the meetings or just once on the second Thursday of the months of February, March, and April!

    February 11th, 5:00-6:30pm EST

    March 11th, 5:00-6:30pm EST

    April 8th, 5:00-6:30pm EDT

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  • Join us for a discussion on Building Healthy Relationships.

    What is the nature of true friendship? How do we deal with conflict among friends? How do we talk about difficult subjects, while maintaining and strengthening our relationships with each other? What spiritual principles might guide us? Where can we go for reliable advice?

    Discussion will be preceded by 5-10 minutes of prayers, music and spiritual writings.

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  • Feb
    16

    Are you a servicemember or veteran considering applying to Brown for an undergraduate degree? Virtually meet current student veterans and our veteran admissions representative to learn about our application deadlines, degree options, financial aid, and more!

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  • Feb
    17
    12:05pm

    Quaker Meeting

    Please join us today, and every Wednesday, for meeting for worship in the manner of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). We cannot currently meet in person, but we are gathering on Zoom. Please contact William Monroe for the link to the Zoom meeting. Meeting for worship begins and ends with silence, out of which one may speak if moved to do so. We begin about 12:05, and end about 12:45, but don’t feel constrained by the clock–come when you can. This is a weekly event, sponsored by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.
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  • Feb
    18

    The Africa Initiative, the Department of Anthropology, and the Graduate Program in Development, are pleased to invite you to a conversation on Decolonizing Development Studies and Beyond. Thursday, Feb 18, at 4:30-5:30PM. 

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  • What meanings does music bring to our lives? What is the healing power of music? How do music and meditation interact? How can music be a distraction?

    Live or recorded contributions are invited and encouraged. Discussion will include some time for prayers, music and spiritual writings.

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    Join Shirley Moody-Turner and Sabrina Evans in a lunchtime talk about the newly launched Black Woman’s Organizing Archive (BWOA) and the collective efforts to bring to light the scattered and buried histories of 19th and early 20th century black women’s activism. We’ll discuss how the BWOA works in collaborative partnerships with libraries and academic institutions across the US and Canada; with history, arts, and community partners; and with repositories and special collections around the globe, to move Black women unapologetically to the forefront of recovery and Black digital history projects. Informed by the ethical practices and community imperatives of the early pioneers of Black women’s organizing, BWOA enables us to recover the fuller range of Black women’s activism that speaks not just to the incomplete histories of their moment, but also to our own.

    This conversation will be moderated by Mary Murphy, Nancy L. Buc ’65 Pembroke Center Archivist, with Dr. Ann duCille, Pembroke Center Visiting Scholar and Emerita Professor of English at Wesleyan University. Since 2016, duCille and Murphy have worked together to gather and preserve the archival papers of Black feminist scholars in the name of the Pembroke Center’s Black Feminist Theory Project/Feminist Theory Archive.

    Speaker Bios:

    Dr. Shirley Moody-Turner is co-director of the Center for Black Digital Research, #DigBlk and associate professor of English and African American Studies at Penn State University. She is a founding co-director, with Gabrielle Foreman, of the Black Women’s Organizing Archive, bringing together the scattered archives of nineteenth century Black women’s activism. In 2016 she founded the Cooper-Du Bois Mentoring Program to help build pipelines in higher education for historically underrepresented students. Her publications include Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, African American Literature in Transition, 1900-1910, and the Penguin Portable Anna Julia Cooper, a forthcoming edition that charts the intellectual activism of the iconic foremother of Black feminist thought.

    Sabrina Evans is a #DigBlk Scholar for the Center for Black Digital Research, #DigBlk and a dual-title graduate student in the departments of English and African American Studies at Penn State University. She teaches, writes and researches at the intersections of nineteenth-century African American literature, Black print culture, 19th century Black women writers, and the Black Digital Humanities. She has served as project manager for Douglass Day 2020, the Cooper-Du Bois Mentoring Program, and is currently the project coordinator for the Black Women’s Organizing Archive.

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  • Feb
    25

    Grab your blanket and a pillow! We’re going to take a midday nap with the Nap Bishop and we’d like for you to join us. This is a nap you don’t want to miss! The Nap Ministry was founded in 2016 by Tricia Heresy (aka the Nap Bishop) to think about napping and sleeping as liberation. The ministry believes that “rest is a form of resistance and name sleep deprivation as a racial and social justice issue”. The Nap Bishop will speak to the various forms of anti-Black racism that intends to overwork, burden, and deprive students of rest. It will provide students with best practices to mitigate self-doubting and the various anxieties that anti-Black racism tends to produce.

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  • Join us for a discussion on Competition - Fruitful Growth or Harmful Division?

    When is competition helpful to spiritual growth? When is it harmful? What options are there besides winners and losers or a zero-sum game? How can being on the “losing side” lead to loss of self-esteem? How can cooperation be more effective than competition? What does “healthy competition” look like?

    Discussion will be preceded by 5-10 minutes of prayers, music and spiritual writings.

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  • The Sarah Doyle Center announces its second lunchtime conversation installment of the spring semester, featuring Brown alumna and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Dr. Stéphanie Larrieux. In this informal gathering, Stéphanie discusses the journey of uncovering one’s passions through the process of self discovery. Two attendees will be the lucky winners of a book recommended by our special speaker! *RSVP at https://forms.gle/UJfwi9CodnAo4dLd9 to receive a Zoom link 

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