Conference

The Prison Education Movement: Does Brown Have a Role?

Friday, September 16, 2016
8:30am - 1:00pm

Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Center

The US has the largest prison population in the world, with over 2,300,000 men and women currently incarcerated, giving us the second-highest per capita incarceration rate in the world and making us “the world’s leading jailer,” according to the American Civil Liberties Union. We spend over $80 billion on incarceration every year, with local and state governments spending $20,000 to $50,000 annually to keep each inmate behind bars.

Northeast Public Humanities Consortium 2016

The North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium (NEPH) fosters public projects animated by humanistic inquiry in support of art, culture, history, and education for a more democratic society.  Linking eleven diverse institutions across the region (Bard Graduate Center, Brown, Columbia, CUNYGrad Center, Harvard, Lehigh, New York University, Rutgers—Newark, University of Massachusetts Boston, Tufts University, University of Delaware and Yale), the consortium provides opportunities for faculty, students, professionals, and community members to build partnerships and enh

“They Tried to Bury Us. They Didn’t Know We Were Seeds.”

Nick & Vivi reflecting on Arshile Gorky’s The Artist and His Mother at Whitney Museum of American Art, NYCNick & Vivi reflecting on Arshile Gorky’s The Artist and His Mother at Whitney Museum of American Art, NYCEach winter, soon after welcoming a New Year, my family and friends enter the time of commemoration and remembrance.  On a frigid day of January 14, 1990, my dad and I began our 3-days long vigil at a Moscow airport. We were not alone. We joined a strange community that was united in grief, fear and hope waiting anxiously for each plane arriving from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

(Distributed February 10, 2016)

Violet Sun (CUHK) reflects on summer practicum: Nourishing body and mind in Providence and beyond

I am Violet Sun, MA graduate in Cultural Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong—though I myself am actually from Beijing, mainland China. Over the course of this summer, I have gotten to know the lovely city of Providence, working as an intern at Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and staying at the Carriage House apartment in the 200+ year old Nightingale Brown House, right next door to the historic John Brown House.

(Distributed August 19, 2015)

Hannah Duron '15: UPP Teachers Workshop

Last week I had the pleasure of tagging along with Public Humanities Community Fellow Holly Ewald to document and help facilitate her most recent project: the 2015 UPP Arts Teachers Workshop.  The day and a half long program was held in the cheerfully decorated library of the Reservoir Avenue School and attended by some 15 teachers, artists, researchers and scientists with a wide variety of ages, talents and experience.

(Distributed July 22, 2015)
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