Past Events

Hunger and Hierarchy: Provision Grounds and Enslaved Peoples’ Survival in Early 19th Century Jamaica

Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (CSSJ)

Enslaved people in nineteenth century Jamaica were often hungry. Enslavers forced enslaved people to do back-breaking labor in tropical heat, while providing minimal to no nourishment themselves. In most cases, rather, enslaved people were compelled to cultivate their own gardens and provision grounds, growing everything from root vegetables and fruits to herbs and spices. The success ofRead More

Serving a Plate Back Home: Migration Stories Exhibition Opening

Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (CSSJ)
, CSSJ Gallery

“Serving a Plate Back Home” is an audio interview series and photo exhibition that explores the stories of five restaurant owners — Yveline, Joaquin, Welbi, Milena, and Jenny — who have reimagined how and where they can make home. This project offers a glimpse into the personal journeys and intentions behind five restaurants that function as enclaves for Latinx and Caribbean communities inRead More

What Jonathon Acosta is Thinking About Now

CSREA - Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

New Immigrants in Local Politics

Jonathon Acosta, CSREA Interdisciplinary Opportunity Fellow

This talk will discuss how contemporary waves of migrants have captured local political power in a postindustrial New England community. It will apply a political demography lens to understand the rise of a pan-ethnic Latinx political majority.

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From the Other Side of the Border: Sawyer Seminar Virtual Film Festival

About the Event
The starting point of this online film festival is two films —The Cambridge Squatter (2016) and Stateless (2020)— that explore two different areas intensely marked by migration and demographic movement: the city of São Paulo in Brazil and the Dominican Republic/Haitian border. By focusing on the livesRead More

Pass the Mic: New Directions in Poetics

CSREA - Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, 305

Pass the Mic showcases the work of poets at Brown as they grapple with broad questions of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, identity, and experience in their writing. Poets will read their work, discuss their creative processes, and think through poetics as a transformative site for expression.

Featuring Faculty Poets: 

Erica Hunt,Read More

The Young Lords: A Radical History

Co-sponsored by the Department of History, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America
, Room 102

This is the first event in the Department of History’s Latinx History Speaker Series on March 16th. Learn more about the 5pm event here.

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Tackling the Job Market: A Conversation with Postdoctoral Fellows

CSREA - Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

CSREA is pleased to host a series of professionalization workshops over lunch for graduate students studying race, ethnicity, and indigeneity at Brown.

Tackling the Job Market: A Conversation with Postdoctoral Fellows

Ella Friday and D’Ondre Swails, Postdoctoral Research Associates in Race and Ethnicity

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The Black Frontline - Project Launch

Dept. of Africana Studies
, 305


The Department of Africana Studies at Brown University welcomes you into the world of THE BLACK FRONTLINE. The Black Frontline is the largest oral history project of global Black doctors and nurses. On the 3 year anniversary of Covid, the global pandemic which created unprecedented upheaval in our lives and transformed us all, The Black Frontline brings you the stories ofRead More

Fly in Power

, Rm 117

Please join Red Canary Song and CSSJ’s Human Trafficking Research Cluster in celebrating the premiere of Fly in Power, a documentary film centering the issues of Asian migrant massage and sex workers.Read More

Workshop on Indigenous Mindfulness

Native American and Indigneous Studies Initiative, Contemplative Studies Initiative, the Mindfulness Center
, Goldfarb Family Social Hall

Please join Brown’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative, the Contemplative Studies Initiative and the Mindfulness Center for a Workshop on Indigenous Mindfulness lead by Prof. Michael Yellow Bird, Ph.D. on March 14th from 9 am - noon at the Brown/RISD Hillel, the Goldfarb Family Social Hall.  Please RSVP to anne_heyrman-Read More