Past Events

‘Blood and Soil!’: White Supremacy and the American City

CSREA, History and American Studies
, Joukowsky Forum

“'Blood and Soil!’: White Supremacy and the American City” - a talk by Nathan D.B. Connolly, Herbert Baxter Adams Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. This presentation is part of a series titled “Segregated: Structural Racism and the Shaping of American Cities,” which examines how space and race have intersected in American cities for generations to produce dramaticRead More

“Necesidades Especiales: Intimate Interventions, Early Education and the New Majority”

Department of Education
, 202

Dario Valles, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race & Ethnicity at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America (CSREA), will present “Necesidades Especiales: Intimate Interventions, Early Education and the New Majority” as part of the Education Department Spring 2019 Speaker Series.

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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

Research Seminar with Kimi Takesue, “From Raw Footage to a Final Film”

, Room 103

Kimi Takesue’s intimate and visually-driven observational films feature formal tableaux that explore the interplay between naturalism and stylization. Her films are immersive sensory experiences emphasizing color, sound, and visual rhythm.

Led by curiosity, rather than a script, or pre-Read 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

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

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Amanda Boston, PhD ’18

, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Professor Tricia Rose’s 1994 award-winning book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black Noise, Professor Rose and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at BrownRead 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

Hip Hop Lecture Series: Bakari Kitwana

, Carmichael Auditorium, Room 130

Professor Tricia Rose’s 1994 award-winning book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black Noise, Professor Rose and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at BrownRead 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

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