November

  • Nov
    1
    4:30pm - 5:15pm

    Buddhist Practice 101

    Page-Robinson Hall (previously JWW)

    Buddhists for Peace @Brown/RISD, sponsored by the Chaplain’s office, is a student/staff group based on Nichiren Buddhism. We meet weekly on campus to practice, study, and encourage one another, ultimately striving for global peace through positive changes in individuals. We also discuss current issues in society such as environmental problems, international/domestic conflicts, social justice, etc. from the stand point of Buddhism. Feel free to stop by even if you are just interested in hearing about Buddhist philosophy and practice. Our weekly “Buddhist Practice 101” takes place on Fridays and is designed for anyone who is interested in Buddhism. Our events are weekly, but please come whenever you can!

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Philosophy, Religious Studies
  • Nov
    2
    10:30am

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    No Mass on 10/13 and 12/1.

  • Nov
    3
    10:30am

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    The Brown-RISD Catholic Community celebrates Mass on Sundays at 10:30am. A second Mass is celebrated at 8:30pm. There will be no 10:30 Mass on 10/13 and 12/1. Any other changes to the schedule will be will be reflected on www.brownrisdcatholic.org/events

  • Nov
    3
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Baha’i Club Study Circle

    Page-Robinson Hall

    Study Circles are groups of friends who come together to study the Baha’i teachings and apply them in service to their communities. The Baha’i Club offers circles of study, open to all, that enable people of varied backgrounds to advance on equal footing and explore the application of the Baha’i teachings to their individual and collective lives. This process is meant to build capacity for service by concentrating on the application of the spiritual insights gained through profound study of the Baha’i Writings.

    Students interested in gaining practical experience may consider working with the local Providence Baha’i community (not affiliated with Brown or RISD), which sponsors a program servicing middle-school-age youth in a Providence neighborhood within walking distance of the Brown and RISD campuses.

    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/381796759365454/

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

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Nov
    3
    8:30pm

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    The Brown-RISD Catholic Community celebrates Mass on Sunday evenings at 8:30pm when classes are in session. Any changes to the schedule will be will be reflected on www.brownrisdcatholic.org/events

  • Nov
    4
    12:05pm

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    The Brown-RISD Catholic Community has a noontime Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays when classes are in session. There will be no Masses on 10/14, 11/26. & 11/28. Any other changes to the schedule will be will be reflected on www.brownrisdcatholic.org/events

  • - Spiritual Conversations, Music and Celebration.

    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/607971729737895/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • The LGBTQ Center is pleased to welcome Rabbi Alex Weissman (Senior Jewish Educator, Brown RISD Hillel) as our guest to discuss a queer story from the Talmud and share a bit about his own personal journey of becoming a queer rabbi. All are welcome to join us for an interactive discussion to get to know more about Rabbi Alex and learn about some queer rabbis in history! Please bring your lunch - snacks and drinks will be provided.  All Are Welcome!

    Rabbi Alex Weissman grew up in the Philadelphia area with a blend of the Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist movements. After attending college in the Boston area, Rabbi Alex worked in the LGBTQ public health field for a number of years as counselor, educator and researcher, focusing on issues of partner violence, HIV/AIDS, and substance use. While living in Brooklyn, he was trained as a community organizer and began working at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah as their first Social Justice Coordinator. Seeing the power of spiritual community in action, he pursued ordination at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College outside of Philadelphia. There, Rabbi Alex fell in love with ancient texts (Talmud in particular) and their ability to keep us humble as they shed premodern light on our postmodern questions. While in school, Rabbi Alex served congregations, health care facilities, social justice non-profits, and multifaith organizations in his preparation for the rabbinate. He is grateful and humbled to have his first job as a rabbi be at Brown RISD Hillel. Rabbi Alex lives with his partner, Adam. In his free time, Rabbi Alex loves cooking, trapeze, and staying in touch with his three brothers in Philadelphia, Boston, and Be’er Sheva.
  • Nov
    6
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Quaker Meeting

    Page-Robinson Hall (previously JWW)

    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 Chaplains and Religious Life.

  • Nov
    6

    CareerLab has invited MissBeHelpful (Yanely Espinal, Class of 2011) for an evening conversation on finances. Yanely was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and is one of the first in her family to graduate college. After two decades of school, she still can’t believe that she never had a class about making smart money decisions! Now, she’s on a mission to help young people learn financial literacy in a fun and engaging way!

    After completing Teach For America, Yanely paired her love for teaching with her passion for financial literacy, creating a unique YouTube channel for people to engage with topics like students loans, credit cards, budgeting, investing and saving for retirement.

    The U-FLi Center is happy to host an informal lunch with students hoping to connect with Yanely. The lunch will be hosted on Wednesday (November 6) at the U-FLi Center from 12-1:30pm.

  • Nov
    6
    8:00pm

    Catholic Mass

    Manning Chapel

    The Brown-RISD Catholic Community has a evening Mass on Wednesdays at 8:00pm, which follows a 7:00pm Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration. There will be no Mass on 11/7. Any other changes to the schedule will be will be reflected on www.brownrisdcatholic.org/events

  • Nov
    7
    11:30am - 1:00pm

    OMAS Veteran/ROTC Lunch

    Vartan Gregorian Quad A

    Please join OMAS for our monthly student lunch! Email [email protected]  with any questions or concerns. 

  • Nov
    7
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Thursday Night Interfaith Suppers

    58 Keene St.

    Thursday Night Supper is an interfaith gathering of students, faculty, and staff, comprising dinner and conversation with invited speakers who discuss how the life of the spirit guides their professional and personal lives. Those who attend represent the full breadth of the Brown community as well as a wide range of religious, faith, spiritual, and ethical perspectives. Thus, TNS has been a place for delicious food, inspiring speakers, respectful community, and invigorating conversation on matters of interfaith dialogue and spirituality. All are truly welcome!
    Directions to the Chaplain’s home at 58 Keene Street: From Faunce Arch, walk north for 8 blocks. Turn right on Keene Street. The house is on the left.
    TNS is a program of the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life.

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Philosophy, Religious Studies
  • When people think about issues around reproduction, they often think first about abortion and then about terms such as “choice.” Reproductive Justice, on the other hand, expands and complicates ideas about reproduction by examining the full range of what it means for persons to control their own reproduction. Who is allowed/encouraged to have children when? How are discussions and policies around reproduction skewed in terms of race, gender, economic status, location? What is reproductive oppression? Which communities have been targets of population control? This conversation will address the broader sets of questions under the umbrella of “reproductive justice” and will examine issues around reproductive justice within an historical, as well as contemporary context.

    Speaker Bios

    Marlene Gerber Fried

    Marlene Gerber Fried is a scholar and long-time advocate for abortion access and reproductive justice. She is Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College where she teaches courses in reproductive health, rights, and justice. She is also the Faculty Director of CLPP (Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program). In 2010-2011, she was interim president of Hampshire. She was founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds and served on its board for 22 years. She was co-founder and currently serves on the advisory board of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western MA. She is an advocate for abortion rights internationally, serving for a decade on the board of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights and as a volunteer consultant to Women Help Women. She is co-author of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, and editor of From Abortion to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming A Movement, and she is currently co-authoring an abortion primer with Loretta Ross.

    Sara Matthiesen

    Sara Matthiesen works on modern U.S. history, with an emphasis on gender, race, sexuality, and reproduction after 1945. Her current book, Reproduction Reconceived(University of California Press), examines battles over the right to family making since the 1970s. This project traces a number of debates between activists and public institutions in order to understand how family making was reconceptualized as a choice by the end of the 20th century. Matthiesen has taught courses on the history of reproductive politics, the history of criminal sexualities, feminist theory, and critical legal theory. Prior to joining the faculty at George Washington she was a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University. Matthiesen also teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at the George Washington University.

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Identity, Culture, Inclusion
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    Nov
    7
    8:00pm

    “In Between”, a play by Ibrahim Miari

    Salomon Center for Teaching

    The Hebrew Program in Judaic Studies and the Arabic Program in CLS invite you to join us for this semi-autobiographical one man show written and performed by Ibrahim Miari that portrays the complexities and contradictions inherent in Palestinian-Israeli identity.  On the precipice between two cultures stands Miari, son of Palestinian Muslim father and Jewish Israeli mother. He recalls his childhood in Israel and provides us with a window into the complexities and contradictions that define his life “in between” two worlds. Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm in Salomon 001. 

  • Why is a world government necessary? How could it be established? What does the oneness of humankind mean at its deepest, most fundamental level? How is the embrace of the oneness of humankind related to the establishment of an effective world government?

    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/872137896516656/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Nov
    8
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch Conversation with Marlene Gerber Fried, Ph.D. ’72 and Sara Matthiesen, Ph.D. ’15

    Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, 26 Benevolent St, Providence, RI 02912

    Brown alumnas, Marlene Gerber Fried, Ph.D. ’72 and Sara Matthiesen, Ph.D. ’15, will give an informal lunch conversation about their current research around reproductive justice and their academic/activist work in the field. Please RSVP at this form: https://forms.gle/QiA1yvwxAHTLxCJB7

    ***Please also join us for a facilitated conversation between Marlene and Sara on Thursday, Nov. 7th at the Brown Faculty Club at 6:30 p.m. Details at this link: https://events.brown.edu/sdwc/view/event/event_id/154475

    Biology, Medicine, Public Health, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion
  • First Gens@Brown, Project LETS, and the U-FLI Center will be hosting a Fifth Floor takeover as pa...
    Nov
    9
    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Thriving as U-FLI: A healing experience

    Sciences Library

    First [email protected], Project LETS, and the U-FLI Center will be hosting a Fifth Floor takeover as part of National First-Generation Student Day where we’ll collectively explore what it means to thrive as U-FLI & neurodivergent students. Join us as we facilitate a conversation over lunch with current undergraduate students and Peer Mental Health Advocates (PMHAs) about what thriving looks like for them and their communities. Directly following the panel, we will have self-care stations where students can begin practicing healing as a form of thriving.

    The stations will include:
    -Guided Meditation
    -Stress Ball Making
    -Movie Watching
    -Face Masks
    -Snack Pack Making
    And More!

    Be sure to RSVP so we can ensure that we have enough supplies and food!

    RSVP HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS-_3a0Z3ew99vO4pKiiZhRy2RJ2wB4k5fPKHlpgXSexFuCQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Panel Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Activities: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Scili, 5th Floor Room 520

  • Nov
    11
    12:00pm

    Veterans Day Ceremony

    Main Green

    Procession departs Main Green Flagpole. Ceremony begins on Simmons Quad, near Soldier’s Arch (Rain location: Kasper Multipurpose Room).

  • Nov
    11
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Brown University Veteran Alumni Council (BUVAC) Luncheon & Forum

    Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center (Faunce House)
     Please register here!

    The Brown University Veterans Alumni Council
    invites you to its second annual

    BUVAC Luncheon & Forum

    immediately following the Veterans Day Ceremony

    featuring a conversation with

    Jeffrey Hines ’83 MD’86

    Brown Corporation Member
    Battalion Surgeon, First Cavalry Division
    Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm

  • Artist Si JIe Loo
    Nov
    11
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Swirling Spirits: Memory and Meditation

    Smith-Buonanno Hall

    Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Si Jie Loo entitled, Swirling Spirits:  Memory and Meditation on November 11th from 6 - 7:30 pm in Smith-Buonanno, Rm. 106.  This event is free and open to the public.  

    Si Jie Loo is a Malaysian Chinese artist whose artistic process entails regular art pilgrimages to China to learn about its ancient wisdom. She received her BA from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA with an honors in Studio Art and has since exhibited in both US and Malaysia.

    www.sijieloo.com

  • Nov
    14

    How does the idea that man was created noble, or “in the image of God”, compare to the understanding that you may have been brought up to believe? If man has been created noble, why do we see so many examples of the opposite in the behavior of our fellow creatures? Why is consideration of human nobility fundamental to the resolution of any of society’s problems?

    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/698906883852944/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Nov
    18
    All Day

    International Education Week 2019

    Page-Robinson Hall (previously JWW)

    International Education Week (IEW), November 18th-23rd, 2019, is a nationally-recognized week that celebrates different cultures, as well as the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Please join us at the GBC for our annual IEW events.

    Arts, Performance, Education, Teaching, Instruction, Graduate School, Postgraduate Education, History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Humanities, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities, Teaching & Learning
  • Have you ever considered taking time away from Brown? Ever wondered what you would do while you were gone, how it would affect your financial aid, or how to talk about it with your loved ones? The U-FLi center, in collaboration with the Curricular Resource Center is hosting a conversation about leavetaking with U-FLi students who have been on leave before. Find out about what leavetaking can mean for you. Food will be provided!

    RSVP: shorturl.at/dLPQ3  

  • Nov
    21
    6:00pm

    Sarah Doyle Center Fall Study Break

    Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender, 26 Benevolent St, Providence, RI 02912

    Take a pause from studying and join the SDC community for an evening of relaxation and fun! Come by for some hearty soup, delicious pie, warm cider and hot chocolate! We will also have puzzles, board games, craft supplies and soothing BURP massages! You are invited to stop by and unwind in this hectic season. We can’t wait to see you!

    Soups: Chicken and Veggie, Butternut Bisque, New England Clam Chowder, Loaded Baked Potato, Cream of Broccoli and Cheddar
    Pies: Apple, Pumpkin, Cherry

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • What do viable nurturing communities look like? What specific steps will advance such a community life? How can the integration of local communities into a global community help them thrive?

    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/944959535861522/

    Faith, Spirituality, Worship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, International, Global Engagement, OCRL, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Service, Engagement, Volunteering, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Nov
    23
    3:00pm - 4:15pm

    Buddhist Community Dialogue and Potluck!

    Page-Robinson Hall (previously JWW)
    Providence Nichiren Buddhist community would like to invite you to a dialogue-based event on Saturday 11/23 3-4:15pm at Page-Robinson Room 411. The monthly community event typically happens off-campus, but this month, it will be at Brown. The discussion theme of this month is “Buddhist perspective on harmonious family.” Faith experiences will also be shared. The event will be followed by a potluck, which will be a great place to get to know Buddhist friends in Providence. The event is hosted by Brown/RISD Buddhists for Peace, which is a student/staff group based on Nichiren Buddhism and is sponsored by the Chaplain’s office.
  • UFLi GBC
    Nov
    27
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    U-FLi and GBC Thanksgiving Dinner

    38 Charlesfield Street

    Join us for a meal to celebrate the beginning of break at Vice President Estes’ home!

    Wednesday November 27, 2019
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    38 Charlesfield Street

    All students who are international, first-generation college, undocumented, and/or low-income are especially welcome. Dinner will be provided!

    Please submit RSVP: https://forms.gle/xV5swasWPwUuuj9k6

    Hosted by the Office of the Vice President of Campus Life and Student Services, in collaboration with the U-FLi Center and the Global Brown Center for International Students