Community Engagement

Each year we plan events that foster community building in and around Brown and the greater Providence community. We collaborate with campus partners to provide info sessions, study breaks, and wellness events; our gallery often features work by local Rhode Island artists; and we connect the campus community with local organizations who do work around issues of gender. We co-host the annual “Womxn of Color Reception,” with the Brown Center for Students of Color and Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, which brings together students, staff, and faculty for an evening of affirmation and community.

For select past community engagement programs, see below:

Radical Monarchs: Centering Girls of Color in Transformative Justice Movements

In October 2018, the Radical Monarchs founders, Marilyn Hollinquest and Anayvette Martinez, lead workshops with 65 students at Sophia Academy and Community Prep in Providence, RI. In addition, they gave a public lecture at Brown. In collaboration with the LGBTQ Center.

Cookies and Community

In November 2017, the Sarah Doyle Center, CAPS, and the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center collaborated to organize a stress-free break during midterms, which included various campus support resources. Over 100 students attended.

Creating Community Connection Series

This 2016-2017 series, in collaboration with the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, brought local community organizations to campus for meet and greets with student, staff, and faculty. The following organizations visited the center: Sojourner House, RI Coalition for Reproductive Justice, Day One, and Coyote RI.

Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives (film screening) and New England Born (photo exhibit)

In April 2013, we collaborated with the Rhode Island Friends of Midwives to host a screening and panel discussion of the documentary film Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives and a photo exhibition of New England Born.