Graduate Students of Color Community

The BCSC sponsors various events for Graduate Students of Color (GSOC) throughout the academic year. Please suscribe to the weekly e-bulletin for updated news, events, resources, and opportunities. Below are a few highlighted programs:

     Audible Futures

Audible Futures is a biweekly podcast circle amplifying radical narratives. Graduate students are welcome to gather in the Informal Lounge at the BCSC to react, reflect upon, and discuss a podcast episode over drinks and food. Graduate students are also welcome to facilitate and co-facilitate sessions on podcast they have made themselves, or that they enjoy. Sessions will include activities that encourage experiential learning and meaning-making. Please click here to learn more about upcoming sessions. 

Graduate Student of Color Reset Series Events 2018-2019

#GradSchoolGoals

When entering a graduate program, it can often be overwhelming to organize your priorities, especially when all you want to do is say "#MasterdIt" or be #PhinisheD. What do I need to get done today? Next week? Next year? And how do these deadlines align with my larger life goals? Join us as we continue the second part of #GradSchoolGoals. Now that you know your program requirements, you've received your syllabi, and have been oriented to Brown, it is time to put the plan on paper. Remember, "A Goal without A Plan is only A Dream." If you have them, feel free to bring your mission/vision and personal brand statements to share, and/or your 1-5 year plan, if not no worries because that is what this workshop is all about! We will discuss both academic goals, as well as how they can be balanced with personal wellness goals.

Thursday, September 13
 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Brown Center for Students of Color Formal Lounge (68 Brown Street)
Lunch will be provided!

 First Year Experience

This panel, comprised of other graduate students of color, will discuss challenges in their transition to graduate school at a predominantly white institution in their first year.  This event is for graduate students in their first year of coursework. Masters, Ph.D. and Medical students are all encouraged to attend.

Friday, October 5
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Watson Institute, Room 353 (111 Thayer Street)
Lunch will be provided!

Men of Color Caucus

This conversation will create space for men of color to share their experiences navigating work/life balance, institutional barriers, as well as experiences in various academic departments during graduate school. This event is for men of color who come to their understanding of their identities from various perspectives (i.e. sexual orientation, gender expression, class, race, etc.) and it is open to all students who identify on the spectrum of masculinity.

Thursday, November 1
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Brown Center for Students of Color Formal Lounge (68 Brown Street)
Lunch will be provided!

Femmes of Color Caucus

This conversation will create space for womyn of color to share their experiences navigating work/life imbalance, institutional barriers, as well as experiences in various academic departments during graduate school. This event is for womyn of color who come to their understanding of their identities from various perspectives (i.e. sexual orientation, gender expression, class, race, etc.) and it is open to all students who identify on the spectrum of womynhood.

Thursday, November 1
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender
Lunch will be provided!

STEM

This Panel, comprised of STEM faculty of color, will address challenges specific to people of color in the STEM fields. Panelists will provide their perspectives on navigating the field, both within academic departments and in the stem profession more generally. This event is for graduate students of color in STEM departments at any stage. RSVP here.

Friday, February 1
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Engineering Research Center, Room 125
Lunch will be provided!

Mentoring and Advising

Join Marlina Duncan, Associate Dean of Diversity Initiatives at the Graduate School, and other Graduate Students of Color for an open discussion about the challenges of navigating historically white disciplines. Discussion topics will include developing strategies for building intellectual communities, fulfilling advising and mentoring requirements across disciplines, and building healthy relationships with advisors, colleagues, and peers. RSVP here

Friday, March 1
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Horace Mann, Room 402 (47 George Street)
Lunch will be provided!

Maximizing your Summer

Everyone gets really excited about the opportunity to do their own work of the summer months. This conversation will focus on brainstorming strategies for how to use your time most efficiently while doing work that feels meaningful to you. RSVP here

Thursday, April 4
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Petteruti Lounge
Lunch will be provided!