Upcoming Events

“Joy + Justice” Art Exhibit

“Joy + Justice”
Art exhibit on view through May 2019
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

How do we live joyfully while working for justice? This question lies at the heart of this exhibit. The 22 artists assembled here display a broad range of subjects, styles, and traditions, but they share a common thread: connecting joy to justiceRead More

Research Seminar with Richard Rothstein, “Journalism and History: Describing ‘The Color of Law’”

, Room 103

We invite students and faculty to sit down for an informal conversation with Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute to learn more about the research process for his book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. This workshop aims to strengthen the capacity of scholars by introducing participants to the author’s Read More

Richard Rothstein, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute will give a lecture on his recent book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. The book recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate theRead More

Ashley Farmer, “The Black Women Intellectuals and Activists Who Revolutionized Black Power”

, Petteruti Lounge (Room 201)

Ashley Farmer will share her research on women in the Black Panther Party. She will speak the multi-faceted roles that they played in the Party’s organizational and ideological development and to how they crafted the ideal of the “black revolutionary woman” in popular and political culture. This talk comes from Farmer’s book, Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed anRead More

Writing – A Grad Student Professional Development Workshop

, 103

These faculty-led workshops were designed to support graduate student research on race and ethnicity, build research community across disciplines and aid in the professional development of Brown graduate students.

Kindly RSVP to csrea@brown.edu for any one or all of the seminars listed below. 

Exams – Monday,Read More

Publishing – A Grad Student Professional Development Workshop

, 103

These faculty-led workshops were designed to support graduate student research on race and ethnicity, build research community across disciplines and aid in the professional development of Brown graduate students.

Kindly RSVP to csrea@brown.edu for any one or all of the seminars listed below. 

Exams – Monday,Read More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Almita Miranda, “‘Los Americanos’: Children in Mixed-Status Households and the Fight Against Family Separation”

, Room 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Almita Miranda, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University.

Los Americanos”: Children in Mixed-StatusRead More

Algorithmic Justice: Race, Bias, and Big Data

Data Science Initiative and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Data are not objective; algorithms have biases; machine learning doesn’t produce truth. These realities have uneven effects on people’s lives, often serving to reinforce existing systemic biases and social inequalities. At the same time, data can be used in the service of social justice, and taking control of the data produced about people and its use is more andRead More

“95 and 6 to Go” Screening and Filmmaker Q. and A.

, Room 120

In this moving portrait, filmmaker Kimi Takesue finds an unlikely collaborator while visiting her resilient Japanese-American grandfather in Hawai’i. A recent widower in his 90s, Grandpa Tom immerses himself in his daily routines until he shows unexpected interest in his granddaughter’s stalled romantic screenplay and offers advice both shrewd and surprising. Tom’s creative script revisionsRead More

What I Am Thinking About Now: Dixa Ramírez, “Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)
, 103

Please join us for a “What I Am Thinking About Now” presentation by Dixa Ramírez, Assistant Professor of American Studies and English at Brown University.

“Moving Photographs: An Aesthetics of an Anagrammatical Blackness”
How do we discern how ordinary, oftenRead More

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