March

  • Mar
    1

    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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  • Greetings old and new yoga friends! We are happy to announce our spring REGENERATION FLOW yoga series with Matt Garza of the Glitter Goddess Performance Lab! A total of 8 yoga sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings at 5:30-6:30 pm EST beginning on March 2nd, with an additional Thursday session during reading period. Sessions will alternate between slow, restorative SUPPORT FLOWS and vigorous, more intense SLAY FLOWS. This yoga offering is for students only. Kindly register and fill out a physical activity waiver at tinyurl.com/regenerationyoga to receive a Google Calendar invite with a Zoom link.

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  • Mar
    3
    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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  • This session explores and challenges the many ideas we have been socialized to believe about masculinity within queer and trans communities. Attendees can expect to define and debunk toxic masculinity while also identifying healthier ways to express their own masculinity. Shane will facilitate conversations with participants that explore the impacts of how we express our masculinity and its effects on our relationships with our body, our community, our partners, and ourselves. Shane will share stories about how his transition helped him redefine his relationship with masculinity and he will facilitate self-love activities that help participants do the same. Attendees will leave this session feeling liberated from the expectations society imposes on us. RSVP to receive a zoom link!

    Shane Stinson (@plussizetransguy) is a chubby, queer, trans man who calls the Midwest home. As a model, speaker, and influencer, he is making space for body liberation within the LGBTQ community. Shane started an Instagram called PlusSizeTransGuy to show the world that you can be stylish while also being plus size, trans, and queer. He strives to spread positivity and hopes to empower others to wear themselves proudly and be their authentic selves.

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  • RSVP at this link: https://brown.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GqsIqJy7SfWzQLlck4n5AQ

    Using Nishnaabe story, theory, and intellectual practices, Simpson will consider the role of the blockade in regeneration from beaver dams to anti-pipeline protests.

    Speaker Bio

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer, musician and member of Alderville First Nation. She is the author of seven previous books, including newly released, A Short History of the Blockade, and the novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies which was released in the US earlier this year by the University of Minnesota Press. Leanne has released four albums including f(l)ight and Noopiming Sessions, and her new work Theory of Ice. Her latest book, co-authored with Robyn Maynard and entitled Rehearsals for Living: Conversations on Abolition and Anti-Colonialism is forthcoming in 2022.

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: Meeting ID: 993 3691 8534
    Passcode: 033148

    Join us for a discussion on Food, Spiritual Unity, Healing and Social Identity

    How does food create connection, both social and spiritual? Why is it common among various religious traditions to have some form of teaching about food consumption? Why are dietary beliefs held so strongly by cultures and individuals? How is food used as medicine?

    Related to this topic, this year the Baha’i period of Fasting is March 1 - 19, the Christian period of Lent is February 17 - April 3, and the Islamic month of Ramadan is April 12 - May 12.

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

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  • Mar
    5

    *This workshop is specifically for graduate students, but we also welcome faculty/staff and other RI educators. Please fill out the RSVP form at the link below. Space is limited. You will receive a calendar invitation with Zoom link confirming your space in the workshop.

    RSVP form: https://forms.gle/gn9fnvfbMvGnMBRZA

    This workshop will explore Indigenous land-based pedagogies with attentiveness to gender inside and outside of the classroom.

    Speaker bio

    Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer, musician and member of Alderville First Nation. She is the author of seven previous books, including newly released, A Short History of the Blockade, and the novel Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies which was released in the US earlier this year by the University of Minnesota Press. Leanne has released four albums including f(l)ight and Noopiming Sessions, and her new work Theory of Ice. Her latest book, co-authored with Robyn Maynard and entitled Rehearsals for Living: Conversations on Abolition and Anti-Colonialism is forthcoming in 2022.

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  • Are you exploring how to express your queer and trans identity? Come envision your individual style with Shane Stinson (@plussizetransguy). During this 20 minute style consultation, Shane will help you navigate your unique expression and style while empowering you to make fashion choices that make you feel confident and authentic. After this session, you’ll be ready to Wear Yourself Proudly.

    There are only 10 slots available from 1-6pm EST, so be sure to sign up early! Once you sign up, fill out this style consultation form so Shane can know a little more about your personal style!

    Shane Stinson (@plussizetransguys) is a chubby, queer, trans man who calls the Midwest home. As a model, speaker, and influencer, he is making space for body liberation within the LGBTQ community. Shane started an Instagram called PlusSizeTransGuy to show the world that you can be stylish while also being plus size, trans, and queer. He strives to spread positivity and hopes to empower others to wear themselves proudly and be their authentic selves.

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  • Mar
    6
    Virtual
    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Wear Yourself Proudly Fashion Show

    Join our MC Shane Stinson (@plussizetransguy) as he fosters a space of empowerment and celebration for the queer and trans community at the Wear Yourself Proudly Fashion Show! Sign up as a participant or come as an audience member to share in the fun. Participants will get the opportunity to showcase an outfit of their choice to their favorite song. If modeling isn’t your thing, you can still sign up and show us something you’re proud of like spoken word, art, or anything that celebrates you! Don’t miss this opportunity to share your style and truth.

    If you’d like to walk or dazzle us with a short performance, sign up here! 

    RSVP here to receive a link!

    About Shane Stinson (@plussizetransguy)

    Shane is a chubby, queer, trans man who calls the Midwest home. As a model, speaker, and influencer, he is making space for body liberation within the LGBTQ community. Shane started an Instagram called PlusSizeTransGuy to show the world that you can be stylish while also being plus size, trans, and queer. He strives to spread positivity and hopes to empower others to wear themselves proudly and be their authentic selves.

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  • Mar
    7

    Because space is limited, we encourage you to reserve your seat in advance. We will accommodate as many as we can safely, but pre-registering is preferred to showing up at the last minute!

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  • Mar
    7

    Because space is limited, we encourage you to reserve your seat in advance. We will accommodate as many as we can safely, but pre-registering is preferred to showing up at the last minute!

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  • Mar
    7

    Because space is limited, we encourage you to reserve your seat in advance. We will accommodate as many as we can safely, but pre-registering is preferred to showing up at the last minute!

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  • *Please fill out the RSVP form to receive the Zoom link and reserve a bingo card: https://forms.gle/De22GNPfVvvmUwpu6

    Please join us for a fun-filled bingo night in celebration of the revolutionary lives of international women. Our custom bingo cards will contain names and terms related to women’s history from around the world. Play online for a chance to win Brown Bookstore gift cards! All gender identities are welcome.

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  • Mar
    9
    Virtual
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Queer Alliance Student Social

    Hello Cuties!

    The Queer Alliance at Brown University is hosting a Social and you’re invited! Queer Alliance is an undergraduate student-run organization that promotes the LGBTQ+ community through community and social events held for the larger queer community at Brown. QA is currently looking to bring in new and former members of the group for the opportunity to meet one another, talk about the history of QA, and discuss future events like an end of the semester study break and the return of Queer Prom on Zoom! If you’re an undergrad interested in helping to organize events or just want to meet some cool queer and trans folks on campus, this social is for you!

    The mixer will be held on Tuesday, March 9th from 5 to 6 PM EST. If you’re planning on joining us, please RSVP below. Those who RSVP will be sent a zoom link with instructions about how to join the meeting. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, drop them below so we can get back to you. We’re so excited to meet y’all!!

    xoxo,
    QA + LGBTQ Center

    The Brown University Queer Alliance

    QA is an undergraduate student-run organization that promotes the LGBTQ+ community through community and social events held for the larger queer community at Brown. In the past, we’ve held monthly general body meetings and identity-specific confidentials. In terms of social events, we’ve hosted mixers, study breaks, nail painting parties, and large events such as Pride Prom!! Many of our members have graduated/are graduating and we’re looking for people who are interested in carrying on this legacy. If you would like to know more, please check out our website: http://students.brown.edu/queer-alliance/

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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 the U-FLi Center, LGBTQ Center, and the Transformative Justice Initiative in a roundtable conversation where we use an abolitionist framework to discuss global resistance against police brutality directed at Black, Trans migrants. Together we will create a space for dialogue among trans community activists whose work focuses on immigrant justice and deportation defense, as well as developing a trans-inclusive movement that places black transmigrants at the center. The event will serve as a platform for participants to amplify their narratives, share organizing and legal strategies, and create possibilities to build coalitions across multiple communities.

    Featuring discussants Wahira LaBelle, Aneiry Zapata, and Karolina Lopez with opening remarks from MijenteDeputy Director, Isa Noyola. Live English to Spanish and Spanish to English interpreting will be provided.

    This event is in partnership with the Migration Studies Initiative.

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: Meeting ID: 941 2160 6888
    Passcode: 497013

    Join us for a discussion on Death, Dying, Being Born, and the Purpose of Life

    What is the relationship between the body and the soul? What are the unique characteristics of human beings that transcend our physical bodies? How do we acquire the spiritual attributes that essentially define our character and who we are? What is the true significance of the development of the soul? What is the relationship between the lives we have lived and the choices we have made with what happens after we die?

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

    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. Drop-ins (including staff and faculty) welcome at any time.

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  • Mar
    15

    Join the U-FLi Center and the CareerLAB for this year’s U-FLiCON!
    Space is limited so register here!

    UFLiCON Schedule

    3/15 (6-7:30pm)- Clifton Strengths Workshop
    3/17 (6-7:30pm) - Conversation with Seniors
    3/18 (6-7:30pm)- Reclaiming Legacy: Conversation with Alumni
    3/24 (8-9pm EST) - Intergenerational Community Building: Game Night (Casual Networking)
    3/22-3/26: Virtual Meet-Ups with Alumni

    The UFLiCON is a collaborative initiative between the CareerLAB and the U-FLi Center to engage U-FLi students in conversations and workshops on career exploration, while providing a platform for intergenerational community building and support. An important feature of the CON has been to highlight various possibility models for students in order to uplift the multitude of career trajectories taken by U-FLi graduates.

    We are also excited to invite our first cohort of U-FLi Alumni Fellows to connect with students and provide mentorship on navigating post-grad life in these challenging times. This year we’ll have the honor of working with Edemir Castaño ’19, Darian Surratt ’15, Sara Solano ’18, Kiki Tapiero ’17, and Monica Yang ’18.

    Additionally, for this special rendition of the CON, Edemir Castaño `19 will facilitate a conversation for student and alumni participants.

    Come ready to listen, engage, and connect!

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  • Join the LGBTQ Center Tuesday, March 16th, at noon for a discussion with exhibit designer and independent museum professional Margaret Middleton (they/them) where we will explore what it means to embody and present queerness within the context of the museum. Attendants can expect a community conversation on interpreting queer history in museums, creating queer-inclusive exhibitions, and the importance of advocating for social justice as a museum worker. Margaret will also share their experiences on being a genderqueer and bisexual professional in their field and talk about their most recent article “Queer Possibility”. If you are interested in museums, our relationship to history and representation, queerness, and being out in the workplace, this community conversation is for you!

     

    Margaret Middleton (they/them) is an independent exhibit designer currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and working at the intersection of design and social justice. Middleton has a degree in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design and over 15 years of experience working in the museum field.

    Middleton developed the Family Inclusive Language Chart in 2014 and consults with museums on implementing family inclusive practice. Their writing has been published in the Journal of Museum Education, Exhibition (NAME), Dimensions (ASTC), and Museum magazine (AAM).

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: Meeting ID: 954 6897 4674
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    Join us for a discussion on Racial Healing & Unity: Aligning Words and Actions

    How can we manifest racial justice? If racism is systemic by nature, what is required to dismantle it? What specific actions can be taken to this end? What are some examples, personal, historical, or otherwise, of when specific action has led, or could lead, to racial harmony and unity?

    Starting with a firmly held belief that we are all part of a single human race, nevertheless, we are confronted with a world that is divided along color lines. In this context, we will attempt to answer the questions above in a safe and supportive environment. If you are comfortable in doing so, you are also invited to share some of your personal experiences around the impact of race on your life:

    1. Did you grow up in a single-race or a mixed-race family? Was your neighborhood like your family?
    2. When and how did you first become aware that your skin color affected the way you were treated?
    3. For people of color, what is one thing that white people currently say or do that impacts you personally? For white people, what one thing would you say to your white friends to help them better understand the privilege they have experienced?

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

    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. Drop-ins (including staff and faculty) welcome at any time.

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