Oct3112:30pm - 3:30pmBrown University Football vs University of Pennsylvania
Gendo Taiko General Practice (Online)Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/gendo-taiko-digital-practice
Nov38:00pm - 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.
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.
Join us for a 4-week virtual yoga series on Zoom with Matthew Garza ’11 of the Glitter Goddess Performance Lab. Yoga sessions will occur on Thursdays from 12-1pm EST, beginning October 29th and concluding November 19th. *This yoga series is for students only.*
Complete the registration and physical activity waiver at this link .
ALL BODIES are welcome. QT BIPoC folks especially welcome. Pets welcome. Pajamas/Costumes welcome. Start over. Finish early. Ignore all our directions and do your own thing. Dance while we stretch. Wrap yourself in a snuggie and just breathe with us. Get online with us just to be with us. Come as you are. No previous meditation or yoga experience needed.
The Glitter Goddess Collective believes that our bodies hold ancestral and universal wisdom and insight for the revolution. It feels so uplifting and grounding to practice in community. These offerings are a space for us to practice resilience and healing together; to shift our energetic center towards liberation for all. During this physically and emotionally trying time, join us in breathing, stretching, meditating, and reflecting together as we release tension and restore compassion.
For more information about Garza and the Glitter Goddess Collective, visit their website at https://www.theglittergoddesscollective.org/ .
Nov58:00pm - 9:00pmZoom
Join Paul Smith, Brown-RISD Baha’i Club Advisor, for a discussion on “Truth, Truthfulness, Trustworthiness, and Independent Investigation”
In what ways is truth absolute, and how do we account for differing interpretations? On what should we base our beliefs and convictions? How do truthfulness and trustworthiness play into our reliance on sources of truth? How can our search for truth be truly independent?
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.
Nov7All DayNew Haven, CTBrown University Football at Yale University
Nov121:00pm - 2:00pm
Writing through doubt is a common challenge faced by graduate students, especially in this current moment of remote learning. Many of us carve out time, cultivate our writing spaces, and even commit to practical writing goals, but the pressure to put pen to paper can still be paralyzing. The pressure to write within a set timeframe when family or child care obligations loom can produce even more paralyzing effects. Writer’s block, and worse, writing avoidance sets in. As emerging scholars, the fear of not sounding intellectual, original or even being criticized can keep seeds of ideas from growing into fully formed pieces of writing.
If you are interested in developing ways to navigate through these challenges, join us for a zoom writing workshop with Peter Elbow, author of Writing without Teachers and Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing. On November 12, 2020 at 1:00-2:00 PM EST, Peter will walk us through a writing exercise and facilitate a small breakout session that emphasizes the “Believing Game”. As the name suggests, this exercise orients writers to approach writing from a perspective of belief rather than doubt. In re-orienting our writing away from doubt, we might confront a new idea–“That idea may soundwrong, but if we believe it, we may find that it’s right—or at least that it has hidden some virtues or strengths we didn’t see before.” Participants will be asked to bring a 100-word summary of an idea they want to write about; they will workshop this idea further during the session exercises.
Please RSVP by November 1, 2020 if you would like to attend–all graduate students are welcome! At the end of the workshop, we will be raffling off several copies of “Writing Without Teachers” to participants. Zoom link sent via RSVP.
Nov1412:00pm - 3:00pmBrown University Football vs Columbia University
Nov21All DayHanover, NHBrown University Football at Dartmouth College