Center E-Bulletin Week of February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015

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Center Events and Announcements

Unpacking Race: An Essential Conversation in Schools and in Homes

Saturday, February 21 2015
9:00Am - 11:30AM
Location: MacMillan 117

How can K-12 schools help students examine how race operates in daily life? This event will bring academics, historians, filmmakers and authors together with parents and K-12 educators from throughout the region, and the public is welcome to attend. Friday, February 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Gordon School (45 Maxfield Avenue, East Providence). A shuttle will be available at the corner of Brown and George st. to taxi individuals to the Gordon School. Please click here for a detailed description and to RSVP. Sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Gordon School, and the Brown Center for Students of Color.  

This conversation will be continued on Saturday, February 21, 9:00- 11:30 a.m. at MacMillan 117 by a panel of Brown University faculty.  

  • Dr. Francoise N. Hamlin Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, Brown University  
  • Dr. Maria Pacheco Executive Director of the Education Alliance, Brown University  
  • Dr. Ralph Rodriguez Associate Professor of American Studies and English, Brown University  

Continental breakfast available at 8:30 a.m.


Brown Events and Announcements

CareerLab BCSC Office Hours

2:00PM - 4:00PM
Location: BCSC Formal Lounge

The CareerLAB will be hosting Walk-in hours on Fridays from 2-4pm in the BCSC Formal Lounge. Olugbenga Joseph and Kimberley Charles will be available to answer questions about resumes/cover letters/Linkedin/interviewing and everything in between! Stop by for a quick resume check or talk to us about how to achieve your career aspirations! We'd like to especially invite students of color and first-gen students. Hope to see you there!   Questions? Email: [email protected]

Host for 1vyG Conference

Brown is hosting the 1vyG Conference, the very first conference for first-generation Ivy League students, during the last weekend of February (Friday, February 27th to Sunday, March 1). We're currently looking for Brown students to host a student from another school. We'd really appreciate the help! If you're interested, the hosting form is here. Feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested in hosting!

Race Today: A Symposium on Race in America

Friday, February 27  2015
8:15AM - 6:00PM
Location: Pembroke 305, 172 Meeting Street

This day-long symposium brings a group of the nation’s most respected intellectuals on race, racial theory and racial inequality together to consider the troubling state of black life in America today.

Speakers include David Roediger, University of Illinois; Tom Shapiro, Brandeis University; Na'ilah Suad Nasir, UC-Berkeley; Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University; Kimberle Crenshaw, UCLA School of Law; Michael Omi, UC-Berkeley; and Howard Winant, UC
-Santa Barbara.

Come to one, all, or some of the presentations! Full schedule and details at

Presented by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ). Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of Institutional Diversity.

A Conversation in Leung on Leung: Open Community Space and the Campus Center

Thursday, March 5
Location: Leung Gallery, Faunce House

When Faunce House was renovated in 2010 to become the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, one of the goals was to create more "open community space", and one of the main focuses for this goal was the Leung Gallery. What does open community space mean to you? Is the Campus Center and Leung achieving this goal? For whom? Join us for a conversation on these questions and more.

Placemaking in the Creative Capital: Innovating Urban Districts

Thursday, February 26 2015
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: BERT 130


Prof. Robert G. Lee, "Towards Transpacific History: America after Asian American Studies"

Wednesday, February 18 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: CSREA Conference Room, Hillel 303, 80 Brown Street

What I Am Thinking About Now: Robert G. Lee, Associate Professor of American Studies

Can we conceive the Transpacific as a discrete historical space tied together by continuous flows of goods, people and ideas? What are the parameters, contours and dynamics of this geography? What kind of class, racial and gender formations have emerged from the colonial and post-colonial histories of the Transpacific?

Space is limited. Please RSVP: [email protected]



Off-Campus Events

2015 Black Leadership Summit

Friday, February 27 2015
Location: Boston

We are excited to share this opportunity with you and hope that you consider submitting your application by Feb. 11th at midnight. Here are a couple of highlights that you can expect at the Summit: 

·         Opening remarks and a spoken word performance by Clint Smith 

·         Exploration and dialogue on the intersectionality of Black identity 

·         A workshop on challenging moments of oppression 

·         Opportunity to network and build community with Black college leaders from across New England 

Please note that all travel expenses will be reimbursed and food will be provided throughout the summit. You can learn more about the Black Leadership Summit by clicking here.

To register, go to:

Harvard Undergraduate Research Conference

Harvard College, Office of Student Life will host the inaugural Diversity, (In)Equity, and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The conference offers students an opportunity to disseminate the findings from their research on critical issues within their respective fields. We welcome research abstract proposals from students whose work is supervised by faculty and focuses on diversity, (in)equity, and social justice. For more info go to:

UC Berkeley Engineering Preview Day

The UC Berkeley College of Engineering is hosting its third annual Engineering Preview Day, April 22-25, 2015. This 3 day event is for current juniors who intend to pursue a PhD in engineering.  Preview Day provides students the opportunity to meet individually with engineering faculty in their discipline, socialize with Berkeley graduate students, network with campus research centers and Bay Area National Labs as well as tour both campus and the city of San Francisco. Students can apply on-line: The deadline to apply is April 1. More details can be found in the attached flyer and on line:

Tim Wise - Speaking at RISD - Tickets Available

Wednesday, February 18 2015
7:00PM (Doors open at 6:30PM)
Location: RISD Auditorium

Tickets and information here.

It is essential that leaders possess strong levels of self awareness and criticism so that their individual motivations and actions can be driven by an understanding of social and personal responsibility.  In this session, internationally renowned anti-racist writer (White Like Me) and educator, Tim Wise will argue that responsible leaders must address their individual biases and tackle the dangers of things like "colorblind attitudes" and un-recognized privilege at the institutional and systemic levels of society. Participants will learn how inequity harms all levels of an organization, including those in a dominant role.  Attendees will leave this lecture with both strategies for creating greater equity throughout their organization and an understanding of how this work will foster stronger communities, break down assumptions, and create more successful solutions to organizational problems.


Career and Internship Opportunities

Mentoring Program (21+)

Location: YouthBuild Providence, 66 Chaffee Street

Want to become a YouthBuild Mentor?

-Willing to meet with your mentee 6-10 hours each month?

*You might be eligible to receive $1,195 Ed Award to use towards tuition and student loans!

For more information, please contact Manuela Hincapie at [email protected]

Teach at Breakthrough Providence this summer!

June 18 - August 13, Monday - Friday, 7:30-5:00

Challenge yourself. Work (for money) at one of the top 10 internships in the country. Lead your own 7th or 8th grade English or Math class. Plan special activities and events. Be a role model for middle schoolers determined to succeed. Grow as a leader alongside other talented high school and college students. Be transformed. Applications are due by February 24th. Learn more and apply through our website:

Questions? Contact Marisa Chock at [email protected] or (401) 528-2152.

MHIRT program Summer 2015