February

  • U-FLi Center
    Feb
    3
    5:00pm - 6:30pm

    U-FLi Center FAFSA Night

    U-FLi Center

    The U-FLi Center and Office of Financial Aid invite the U-FLi student community to a FAFSA Night.

    Please come by if you have any questions or would support while you fill out the application. Pizza and other snacks will be provided!

    Make sure to bring the following information:
    student and parents FSA ID
    2018 tax information for parent and student

    Follow this link to RSVP: https://forms.gle/f9hkP3H9yP4U8d8d8

  • Feb
    4
    8:00pm - 9:00pm

    Spiritual Conversations, Music and Celebration

    Robert Center Conf Room

    Prayers and Devotions for World Unity and Peace, Racial Harmony, and Justice for All Humankind

    We 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.

    Contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1222445001285713/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Feb
    5
    12:00pm

    Quaker Meeting

    Page-Robinson Hall

    Please join us every Wednesday for meeting for worship in the manner of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Page-Robinson Hall, Room 409. All are welcome! 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.

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, OCRL
  • Feb
    5
    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    LGBTQ+ Grad Student/Med Student Social

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    All Graduate Students and Medical Students are invited to join the LGBTQ Center for a Welcome Back LGBTQ+ social.  This is a great chance to reconnect with old friends and meet a few new friends as well.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.  Partners and friends welcome!  

    Celebration, Community, Free, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBT, LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ, Medical Students, Queer, TLGBQ
  • What common teachings does Islam share with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism or Buddhism? How do religions fit together? How do perceptions of the followers of one religion or sect color their thinking about other religions?

    We will provide a few short passages from the writings of the Baha’i Faith, and encourage others to bring contributions from their own background.

    We 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.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/805577199924531/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Feb
    12
    5:00pm

    Brown Community Gathering

    Steps of Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    The Chaplains, together with Campus Life and OEID, invite all members of the Brown community to gather on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12 at 5 p.m. Let us voice our commitment to support and to honor our diverse and shared humanity, amid a season of worry and duress on campus and globally. All are welcome.

    Academic Calendar, University Dates & Events, Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, OCRL, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Professor Justin McDaniel on “Living Deliberately Through Existential Despair: New Approaches to Embodied Pedagogy in Religious Studies,” Wednesday, February 12th, from 6 - 7:30 pm in Friedman Hall, Rm.101.  This event is free and open to the public.  

    Monasticism and asceticism appear to be practices that go against evolution and natural human instinct to seek pleasure, procreate, and consume calories. Why would millions of people in nearly every religious tradition for as far back in history as we have evidence undertake precepts that restrict food and intoxicant intake, often promote or demand celibacy, and demand harsh physical austerities? Nearly every culture has invented some type of ascetic and/or monastic practice, but we are unclear about the motivating forces behind this development and continued practice. In order to answer these questions, I developed two controversial courses – “Living Deliberately” – a course that demands students undertake a month-long vow of silence, food, technology, and dress restrictions, waking up at 5 am every day, and meditative exercises; as well as “Existential Despair” – a course that requires students to come to an eight hour class session once a week (4 pm-midnight) and think about sadness and loneliness through intense reading and discussion. These courses have led to much reflection about the value of asceticism and contemplation as part of university education. This talk will describe these courses and open up a discussion on embodiment and pedagogy in the modern academy.

    Justin McDaniel is a professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD from Harvard’s Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies in 2003. His research foci include Lao, Thai, Pali and Sanskrit literature, art and architecture, and manuscript studies. His first book, Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words, won the Harry Benda Prize. His second book, The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magic Monk, won the Kahin Prize. His most recent book, Architects of Buddhist Leisure, examines “disengaged Buddhist” activities and spaces across Asia. He has received grants from the NEH, Mellon, Rockefeller, Fulbright, PACRIM, Luce, the SSRC, among others. He is the co-editor of the journals: Buddhism Compass, Journal of Lao Studies, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Asian Studies. He has won teaching and advising awards at Harvard U, Ohio U, the University of California, and the Ludwig Prize for Teaching at Penn. In 2012 he was named a Guggenheim Fellow and in 2014 a fellow of Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. His forthcoming work includes edited books on Thai Manuscripts, Buddhist Biographies, Monasticism and Contemplation, and Buddhist ritual.

  • It is common for people to see a dichotomy between spirituality, religion and faith on the one hand, and science, logic and reason on the other, as though one is forced to choose between them because they are seen as incompatible with each other. How do superstition, fundamentalism, and materialism play into this perplexing problem? This discussion will explore a different approach that sees science and religion as different sides of a single reality.

    We will provide a few short passages from the writings of the Baha’i Faith, and encourage others to bring contributions from their own background.

    We 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.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3063371070362533/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Un/valentines Day Social and Study Break at the LGBTQ Center, February 14th from 2-4:00pm
    Feb
    14
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Un/Valentines Day Social @ The LGBTQ Center

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    Un/valentines Day Social and Study Break at the LGBTQ Center, February 14th from 2-4:00pm

     

    Need a study break, or just a break in general? Join the LGBTQ Center for a (Un)Valentines Day Social! Let’s come together to celebrate all types of relationships, especially friendships, no matter what our romantic and/or sexual relationship status may be!

     

    *P.S. There will be candy!

    **P.P.S Read this and this if you want to explore why relationships other than romantic ones are important in queer community now more than ever!

     

    This event is wheelchair accessible. Please email [email protected]  to arrange other access needs.

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ, Queer, TLGBQ
  • Feb
    14
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Love Remix 2020

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    Beyond candied hearts and chocolate kisses, Valentine’s Day can be a great opportunity for centering self love & care, healthy relationships, sexual health, and consent. Join us for an engaging evening of activities, prizes, valentine card making, and more! An array of sweet treats will be available to enjoy.

    Sponsored by the WPCs and the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender

  • The Program in Judaic Studies invites you to join us for a lecture entitled “Did Women Marry Other Women in the Roman World? Jewish and Christian Sources” by Professor Bernadette Brooten (Brandeis University) on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4 pm in Petteruti Lounge, 85 Waterman Street, Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center.

    brandeis, brooten, christian, feminism, gender, jewish, lbt, sexual, sexuality, women
  • Photo of Caleb Luna by Jess Alvarenga
    Feb
    19
    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Deviant Minds, Deviant Bodies Reading Group with Special Guest Caleb Luna

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    Fat queer Tejanx femme Caleb Luna stands on a poster filled with white and pink outlines of styli...

      

    Can queer community exceed the structures of romance and sexual intimacy? What exists of queer community outside of desire? Public scholar and doctoral candidate Caleb Luna (U.C. Berkeley) will lead a discussion on their work and how discourses surrounding queer desirability, fatness, and black and brown identities are enriched by Michel Foucault’s imperative that (queer) friendship must be a way of life. All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

    Download the readings here .

    *Deviant Bodies, Deviant Minds is a reading group that fosters community-building through shared dialogue and open discussion on issues including, but not limited to queerness, racialized subjectivity, disability, class, and their various intersections.*

     

    This event is wheelchair accessible. Please email [email protected]  if you have any additional access needs.

    Free, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBT, LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ, Queer, Research, TLGBQ
  • Photo of Caleb Luna by Jess Alvarenga
    Feb
    20
    12:00pm

    Out for Lunch with Caleb Luna

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    When the basis of queer community and identity is often structured around sexual intimacy and romance, what exists of queer community outside of desire? Join guest speaker Caleb Luna and the LGBTQ center in a dynamic discussion about queer community and the importance of intimate friendships.

    Snacks will be provided!

    This event is wheelchair accessible. To arrange other access needs, please email [email protected] .

    Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBT, LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ, Queer, Research, TLGBQ
  • Photo of Caleb Luna by Jess Alvarenga
    Feb
    20
    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    “The Whole Damn Meal”: a conversation with fat queers of color

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

    A fat queer Tejanx of color with light facial hair wearing hoop earrings, a septum piercing, glas...

     

    “The Whole Damn Meal” will explore the intersections of race and racialization with body size, and surface the urgent need to incorporate an analysis of body size into race and anti-racist politics. Artist-in-Residence Caleb Luna will also highlight how the queerness of fat embodiment comes to bear on the often under-analyzed ways that race, gender, sexuality, and queerness converge in leftist politics. In conversations ranging from considerations of compulsory weight loss as queer conversion therapy and resisting oppressive norms of embodiment through staying fat and staying queer, Luna will share their research and life experiences as a disabled fat queer Tejanx femme Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley in the department of Theater, Dance, and Performance studies.

     

    This event is wheelchair accessible. To arrange other access needs, please email [email protected] 

    Free, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBT, LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ, Queer, Research, TLGBQ
  • Black Like Me (1964)


    Film Screening and Conversation February 21 - 22, 2020


    Brown University Manning Chapel | Free and open to the public.


    Based on the landmark memoir by John Howard Griffin, the classic film is based on the true story of Griffin, a white man who medically altered his skin pigmentation and navigated through Mississippi and Alabama during the 1960’s as a black man. Screening will be followed by a conversation facilitated by Sandra A. Arnold, a religious life affiliate with the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life at Brown University.


    Screening:
    Friday, February 21, 2020
    Light Reception: 6:30 pm
    Screening: 7:00 pm


    Conversation:
    Saturday, February 22, 2020
    Light Lunch: 12:00 pm
    Conversation: 12:30pm

     

    This event is sponsored and produced by Brown University‘s Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life as a part of their participation in The Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation workshops.
    More information: 401-863-2344

    History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Identity, Culture, Inclusion
  • Feb
    24
    11:30am - 1:00pm

    OMAS Community Lunch

    Vartan Gregorian Quad A

    Come join OMAS for our monthly community lunch, with guest Scott Quigley ’05! 

  • Feb
    25
    4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Organizing Against Deportation

    BCSC Formal Lounge

    The Undocu-Series and [email protected] present:

    Organizing Against Deportation: JOIN THE FIGHT NOW!

    Join the U-FLi Center as we welcome lead organizers from PrYSM and AMOR in this call-to-action workshop where we’ll learn how to get involved in local efforts to combat state sponsored violence!

    A part of the Northeast Pardons Campaign, Providence Youth Student Movement is preparing for the historic launch of a state-wide deportation pardons campaign in March 2020. As home to the US’s largest percentage of Southeast Asians (Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Hmong), Rhode Island residents have been disproportionately targeted for deportation in the past few years.

    Launched in 2016, the Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance (AMOR) is an alliance of community based grassroots organizations mobilizing and organizing rapid responses to individual and state sponsored violence. AMOR’s work is done collectively through their community teams in areas of immigration, mental health, community response, language justice, and transportation. Recently, AMOR has led local organizing against ICE, through coordinating high profile actions at Wyatt and Bristol immigration detention centers.

    Please join this call-to-action workshop to learn concrete ways of getting involved via: fundraising, social media and design, law and policy research, and in-person advocacy.

  • Brown Survivor Support Group

    Have you been looking to find support at Brown for your experiences with sexual, and/or relationship violence?

    We invite all Brown undergraduate, graduate or medical students to this collaboration between the SHARE advocates and interested students. With respect for privacy, this group will focus on building a community of emotional support and learning coping skills- snacks and grounding items always available.

     

    Tuesdays 5-6:15pm,  February 25th through May 5th.

    Email [email protected] for location (always wheelchair accessible) and more information.

  • Feb
    27
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Womxn of Color Reception

    Faculty Club

    The Brown Center for Students of Color, the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, and the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity cordially invite you to The Womxn of Color Reception on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at the Faculty Club. We invite wome/y/xn, femmes, trans-feminine and gender non-conforming folks of color to gather for an evening of food, fellowship, and a celebration of our collective existence and resilience. This year’s reception borrows the theme from the SDC’s Women’s History Series 2020 “Radical Roots: Nourishing Feminist Work.” Light refreshments will be served.

    *Note: Our use of the word “womxn” is meant to stress visually our inclusive approach to gender and gender identity.

    Please RSVP by Monday, February 24, 2020 at this link .

    Questions? Please email [email protected] or [email protected]

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion
  • How does the concept of race reconcile with the scientific reality that all human beings constitute a single species? How can we ameliorate the perceived differences and the real injustices that stem from racial prejudice? What are the implications in our personal lives of the recognition of our common humanity? Join us for a dialogue on America’s “Most Challenging Issue”, and how each of us can contribute to its resolution.

    We will provide a few short passages from the writings of the Baha’i Faith, and encourage others to bring contributions from their own background.

    We 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.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/121026445913921/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities