October

  • 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.

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • Oct
    1

    Virtual room available 5-8pm on October 1st. Come through, we can’t wait to meet you!

    Learn more at http://brown.presence.io/event/art-has-life-activities-fair-virtual-room
  • Join Paul Smith, Brown-RISD Baha’i Club Advisor, for a discussion on “Equality of Women and Men - How Can Humanity Fly with Only One Wing?”

    What does gender equality really mean? How can it be achieved? How is it related to justice? How does biological function enter into equality? How will achieving equality affect humanity as a whole?

    *****

    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.

  • Brown University Football at University of Rhode Island
    https://brownbears.com/calendar.aspx?id=11000
    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • Success looks different for every person, not everyone aces their first midterm, not everyone lands that first internship. So what does success look like for you inside and outside of the classroom? Join a panel of U-FLi upperclassmen as we discuss what success looks like both inside and outside of academics. Please fill out the RSVP form to receive the event Zoom link.

    Advising, Mentorship, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, Student Clubs, Organizations & Activities
  • - 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.
  • - 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.
  • Join Paul Smith, Brown-RISD Baha’i Club Advisor, for a discussion on “Racial Harmony, Racial Healing and Justice”

    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.

    *****

    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.

  • Oct
    10
    Brown University Football at Holy Cross
    https://brownbears.com/calendar.aspx?id=11001
    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • Join Paul Smith, Brown-RISD Baha’i Club Advisor, for a discussion on “Harmonizing Science and Religion - Combating Superstition, Fundamentalism, and Materialism”

    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.

    *****
    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.

  • National Coming Out Day is almost upon us! Even though we can’t celebrate together physically on October 11th, the LGBTQ Center will be holding a virtual event over Zoom on October 16th from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT. Come to our virtual photo booth and take cute Zoom pics with your friends, or just come through for some good music, good times, and good vibes. We’ll also have a few optional breakout rooms for folks who want to connect in a smaller, cozier setting where you can play games, share coming out stories, or complicate what it means to “come out.”

    If you haven’t downloaded them yet, we’ll also be sharing some of our fun ‘n’ funky Zoom backgrounds, come through and check them out using this Google Drive link. Download as many as you’d like, open up Zoom and go to Settings to add them to the Virtual Backgrounds tab.

    And if you take any cool pics with our backgrounds, we’d love to see and feature them on our social media for National Coming Out Day! If you’re down for that, here is the link to a Google Form where you can upload a photo or video and select where you’d be comfortable with us sharing your pictures (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, etc.)

    Coming Out, Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBT, LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ, Queer, TLGBQ
  • Brown University Football at Princeton University
    https://brownbears.com/calendar.aspx?id=11002
    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • Research in any field can be a daunting task, so how do you get started? Vice-Provost Poloma and the U-FLi Center want to help you learn more about the research process, possible avenues to follow after undergrad and answer any other questions you might have. Please fill out the RSVP form to receive the event Zoom link.

  • Join Paul Smith, Brown-RISD Baha’i Club Advisor, for a discussion on “The Inherent Nobility of All Human Beings”

    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?

    *****
    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.

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    Oct
    23
    7:00pm - 8:30pm

    LGBTQ Center Gayme Night

    Zoom

    Hey y’all, join the LGBTQ Center’s first Gayme Night! We are going to be hosting Jackbox games on October 23rd from 7:00-8:30 pm EDT. Join the Zoom meeting at the link below, bring your snacks, invite your friends, and have some ~fun~ with new peeps!

    Identity, Culture, Inclusion, LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ, Queer
  • Brown University Football vs Cornell University
    https://brownbears.com/calendar.aspx?id=11003
    Athletics, Sports, Wellness
  • 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/ .

    Athletics, Sports, Wellness, Identity, Culture, Inclusion
  • Join Paul Smith, Brown-RISD Baha’i Club Advisor, for a discussion on “Islam’s Relationship to Other Major World Religions”

    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?

    *****
    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.

  • *Please register at this link: https://brown.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WYrrygZTTWGHUIXTpnXoOA

    Join us for a webinar book talk with Evette Dionne, author of Lifting as We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box . In this book aimed at young adults, Dionne details the important history of African American women’s fight for suffrage and equality in a movement that often excluded black women’s voices. Emily Owens, Assistant Professor of History at Brown, will facilitate the Q&A with Evette Dionne after her book talk. Participants of the webinar will also be entered to win a signed copy of the book.

    Evette Dionne  is a black feminist writer and the editor-in-chief of Bitch Media. Her writings about race, gender, and culture have appeared in Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Bustle, Self, The Guardian, and The New York Times, among other publications. Before becoming a writer and editor, Dionne taught eighth graders about social justice and tenth graders about world literature. For more information on this Speaker please visit prhspeakers.com .

    This event will be remote captioned.

    History, Cultural Studies, Languages, Identity, Culture, Inclusion
  • Brown University Football vs University of Pennsylvania
    https://brownbears.com/calendar.aspx?id=11004
    Athletics, Sports, Wellness