Pembroke 305, 172 Meeting Street
Events surrounding the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri have re-ignited conversations about racism, inequality, and increasingly militaristic policing practices in black and brown communities across the US. This Teach-In strives to create a space for campus dialogue; provide social and historical context for these events and consider the impact of emerging and ongoing portrayals and responses.
Commencement Forum with Tracee Ellis Ross '94: Creative Opportunities for Women of Color in Entertainment
Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium
In this conversation, actress, performance artist, and motivational speaker Tracee Ellis Ross '94 shared stories about her years on the hit TV series "Girlfriends" and discussed race, her body, her career, and how she responds to images and expectations of women of color in entertainment.
Tracee Ellis Ross '94, actress, performance artist, and motivational speaker; professor Tricia Rose '93, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) at Brown University
Meeting Room (2nd Floor), Brown RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street.
Favianna Rodriguez will talk about her art practice creating powerful and unapologetic art pieces and will share snippets of Migration is Beautiful, the recent documentary highlighting her creative projects. Rodriguez is the Artistic Director of CultureStr/ke, a national network of professional and emerging artists, social change experts, and creative producers who seek to support the national and global arts movement around immigration.
Brown University professors offer brief commentaries on the racial implications and various aspects of policing practices like Stop and Frisk, before opening the floor for discussion.
Stefano Bloch, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Studies Program and Cogut Center for the Humanities
Nancy Khalek, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Linda Quiquivix, Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Global Humanities, Cogut Center for the Humanities
Tricia Rose, Director, CSREA
September 2013 - February 2014
From the criminalization of migrants through deportation to the undocumented and queer intersectionality, this collection of artworks explores different aspects of the immigrant experience. All of the artists in this collection are part of CultureStr/ke, a national network of professional and emerging artists, social change experts, and creative producers who are advancing progressive change in immigration through cultural organizing. The organization's mission is to work towards a society that recognizes and embraces migration and migrant experiences.