Past Events

New Book Talk: The Healing Stage, Lisa Biggs

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

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CSREA’s New Book Talks highlight new and notable works studying race, ethnicity, and indigeneity. They facilitate thought-provoking and critical engagement with emerging scholarship.

The Healing Stage: Black Women, Incarceration, and the Art ofRead More

How We Remember: Colonialism and Slavery in Contemporary Nonfiction Films. Second Film Screening

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

Second screening: Negotiating Amnesia (Alessandra Ferrini, 2015, 29 minutes).

Introduction by Leonora Masini, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Slavery and the Public Humanities at the CSSJ.

The 30-minutes Q&A after the screening will host director Alessandra Ferrini.

This is the second of twoRead More

Workshop: Herbalism Practices of Our Enslaved Ancestors

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

Join Sequoria “Coco” Dickerson as she shares stories of little known herbal traditions and rituals practiced by African Americans during slavery in the United States.This workshop is grounded in sharing the stories of enslaved African American herbalists who worked with plants for healing justice, liberation, and ancestral reclamation. Come hear stories of how they used herbal practices toRead More

Welcome Back Event: Dawnland Screening

Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative
, Room 101 (True North Classroom)

Join the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative on February 15 as we welcome Brown University students, staff, and faculty members back to campus with a screening of an Upstander Project film, Dawnland.Read More

The 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture feat. Freeman A. Hrabowski III

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
, Martinos Auditorium

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity invites you to attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Wednesday, February 15 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president emeritus of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will deliver a lecture Read More

How We Remember: Colonialism and Slavery in Contemporary Nonfiction Films. First Film Screening

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

First film screening: Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels (Tony Buba, 2014, 56 minutes).

Introduction by Leonora Masini, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Slavery and the Public Humanities at the CSSJ. The 30-minutes Q&A after the screening will host Prof. Marcus Rediker, Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of PittsburghRead More

Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth-Century America

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

This talk will be held via Zoom.

In this talk, Xine Yao will explore the racial and sexual politics of unfeeling—affects that are not recognized as feeling—as a means of survival and refusal in nineteenth-century America. Yao will trace how works by Herman Melville, Martin R. Delany, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps,Read More

(Rescheduled) New Books/Black Studies: Peniel E. Joseph

Department of Africana Studies

Rescheduled!

Join Prof. Keisha N. Blain and Peniel E. Joseph in conversation about his most recent publication, The Third Reconstruction

“In The Third Reconstruction, distinguished historian Peniel E. Joseph offers a powerful and personal new interpretation of recent history. The racial reckoning that unfolded in 2020Read More

“Race & Democracy: America is Always Changing, But America Never Changes” with Professor Eddie Glaude, Princeton

Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics and the Democracy Project
, DeCiccio

The newly launched Democracy Project is pleased to announce a lecture with Professor Eddie Glaude. One of the nation’s most prominent scholars, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. is an author, political commentator, public intellectual and passionate educator who examines the complex dynamics of the American experience. His writings, including Democracy in Black:Read More

Industry Night: Careers in Social Justice

Current students and alumnae who have graduated within the last five years are invited to learn more about careers in social justice through this alumnae panel discussion with interactive breakout groups. To date, panelists include:

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