TWC E-Bulletin Week of April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014

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TWC Events and Announcements

TWC Student Leadership Award Nominations

Deadline Extended: April 14, 2014

Please nominate undergraduates who've made a difference in the TWC Community!

E(RACE)D But Not Forgotten Conference

Saturday, April 19, 2014

E(RACE)D But Not Forgotten is an all-day conference on April 19th, exploring the racialization and politicization of Asians in America. The schedule consists of two addresses by Mee Moua and Crystal Lee, as well as workshops throughout the day that explore topics such as the development of the Asian American identity, Asian Americans as people of color, and racialization of Asian immigrants in the United States. All are welcome. 

8:30-9:20 am: Breakfast/Registration and Opening Remarks
9:30-10:20 am: Keynote Address - MEE MOUA
10:30-11:50 am: Breakout Session 1- HISTORY AND IDENTITY FORMATION (1) Representations of Asian Americans in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Kangzhi Chen, Nicole Meehan) (2) Identity Formations of Asian-Transpacific Identities in 20th Century (Yang Zheng, Yoon Kyung Shim, Luyu Zhang) (3) Perpetual Foreigner: Where Are We From? (facilitated by Vi Mai, Mary Nguyen, Jieyi Cai) 12:00-12:50 pm: Lunch
1:00-2:20 pm: Breakout Session 2: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (1) Transpacific Articulations and Cultural Exchanges (Yi-hung Liu, Larry Au, Bo Sun) (2) Asian Americans Today (Edward Cleofe, Walter Kikuchi, Luyu Zhang)
2:30-3:50 pm: Critical Reflections (facilitated by Aanchal Saraf, Sarah Day Dayon, Jenny Li, Krishan Aghi)
4:00-4:30 pm: Closing Remarks - CRYSTAL LEE
6:45-9:00 pm: Asian Arts Fest presented by the Asian American Student Association (2013-2014) 

E(RACE)D But Not Forgotten is a conference, organized by Brown University and RISD students, on the Asian experience in the United States. The conference strives to explore the racialization of Asians as people of color within the Black/White racial paradigm. We seek to challenge all attendees to rethink notions of identity by contextualizing personal experiences within a social justice framework and a broader political history of Asians in the U.S. We hope this conference will create a base for exploring personal/political identity and provide accessible spaces for transformative dialogue and action.

Conversation with Charles H. F. Davis, the Director of Higher Education Research and Initiatives at the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Location: Faculty Club

Charles H. F. Davis, the Director of Higher Education Research and Initiatives at the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania is coming to visit us next week. He works very closely with Dr. Shaun R. Harper, co-founder for the Penn GSE Grad Prep Academy. Dr. Harper recently released a report on the New YorkCity Black and Latino Male High Achievement Study. We are writing to invite you for a special conversation with Mr. Davis on Wednesday, April 9, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. You can register for the conversation by clicking HERE.    

Mr. Davis will discuss his research with Dr. Shaun Harper and Dr. David Pérez. Their work focuses on Black and Latino male access, persistence, and success in higher education. Additionally, here will share information about     Check out more information about Charles H. F. Davis below:    

Charles H.F. Davis III is the Director of Higher Education Research and Initiatives at the Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Charles’s own research examines activism, social justice, and identities in college and university contexts. He recently completed field research for his doctoral dissertation in conjunction with the Activist Millennials Project, which serves as the nexus of research and practice for millennials engaged in activism and social justice organizing at the intersections of educational institutions and communities. His previous research and writing has focused on the racialized and gendered experiences of students in a variety of postsecondary educational settings, including community colleges, HBCUs, predominantly White, and highly-selective institutions. He previously served as a Summer Research Fellow at the Center, where he worked with the Grad Prep Academy and Institutional Change for Black Male Student Success Project. Additionally,  he served as a research specialist for the 'Getting Connected' project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which examined the role of social media technology in community college student success. Charles brings to the Center an extensive professional background in marketing, as well as expertise on social and digital media.     

Charles is completing his Ph.D. at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona. His bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in Communications are from Florida State University. He also earned a master’s degree in Education, Culture and Society at Penn GSE. There's more information on Charles's website

"Indian (Art) Hating On Campus: Heap of Bird at the University of Illinois" - A Talk by Robert Warrior

Monday, April 7, 2014
Location: Salomon 001

obert Warrior (Osage), Professor of English, History and Native American Studies at the University of Illinois will be presenting " Indian (Art) Hating on Campus: Heap of Birds at the University of Illinois."  This talk explores the public art installation by Cheyenne/Arapaho modern artist Edgar Heap of Birds as a modern example of an aesthetic rendering of Native lives through text. Exhibited in the era directly after the elimination of University of Illinois’ Indian mascot, the aluminum signs that made up the installation were vandalized and stolen. In his talk, Warrior discusses how these panels, in their memorialization of lives that were essentially ethnically cleansed from Illinois, present a modern Native voice critiquing the way the erasure and removal of those lives has been unmarked, a critique that some people would rather attack and steal than appreciate or even just ignore. A reception will follow the talk.


Brown Events and Announcements

Financial Literacy Spring Workshops

For the full schedule of workshops, click here for the brochure or here for the link. 

Looking for a summer job at Brown?


Work for Brown Admission as a Summer Ambassador!

Summer Ambassadors provide campus tours and personal perspectives to prospective students and their families, and learn the ins and outs of Admission work. You will improve your public speaking skills, your knowledge of Brown, and your ability to walk backwards!

When: May 27-August 29, Monday-Friday, 8AM-4PM w/1hr lunch (part time also available)
What you'll get: $10/hr, 1 week off
Want an application? Email

OBSIDIAN magazine is seeking submissions!

OBSIDIAN magazine is a new online literary and visual arts magazine based at Brown University. our mission is to showcase the creativity and experiences of people of the African diaspora at Brown. this includes: Black Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Latin@s, mixed-race individuals & continental Africans.

Submit to us any of your poetry, fiction, personal narratives, critical analyses of current events, academic essays/research, films, videos of performance art, audio music files, & photography as it pertains to our mission!

Please send submissions in .doc, .jpeg, .mov, or .mp3 format to with a short biography (up to three sentences in length) and the subject line “submission.” we ask that written submissions be no longer than 4,000 words in length each, and that audio/film submissions be no longer than 10 minutes in length each.  although this literary/visual arts collection focuses mainly on the experiences of people of the African diaspora, we accept the work of anyone not of the African diaspora who feels that they have positive work to contribute to the space!

Spring 2014 Academic Workshops

To look at the workshop schedule for this term, click on this link. Feel free to request an academic coach by emailing if you are interested in any of these topics but can't make the workshop.

Teach English in Olneyville!

Want to get involved in the Providence community, work with the immigrant community, or learn about participatory education and teaching English? English for Action is a non-profit adult education community organization in Olneyville offering English language classes.

EFA is currently recruiting Assistant ESOL Facilitators for the Spring semester. Please email for more info!
Sponsored by the Swearer Center. More info at

Seniors, Apply to the Theories in Action Conference!

Seniors, how are you capping off your Brown experience? Do you want to share your work and engage with fellow seniors in an interdisciplinary dialogue?

Share your projects with the Brown community at Theories in Action 2014, April 25th-27th. TiA is an interdisciplinary conference celebrating the research, leadership activities, theses, artistic productions, and other capstone projects of Brown’s graduating senior class.

Visit our website at to learn more and apply today!

Participate in a Research Study

Researchers at Brown University are looking for people aged 16-18 to participate in a study about the attitudes, social environments, emotions, and health behaviors of older teens and young adults.
Participants will be compensated up to $85.
People who are interested in signing up should go to the following website, to fill out some screener information and see if they are eligible:



Off-Campus Events

Summer Institute for Native Americans in Genomics

It is run by an all-star crew of Native scientists and academics as a "one-week workshop aimed at discussing the uses, misuses and limitations of genomics as a tool for Native American communities. The workshop will also assist in training Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics. 

The goals of the workshop are to: 
1. facilitate discussion on indigenous cultural values and whether scientific methods can be beneficially incorporated with these values, 
2. provide awareness of how genomics is currently used as a tool to assist in projects focused on natural resources, history and health and
3. to increase the number of Native Americans in science research, leadership and teaching careers at all levels."  The application process will be competitive with selected participants receiving funds to cover travel, housing and food expenses for the week of the workshop. 

The website is here:

Coordinating Interfaith Exchange

As an interfaith exchange coordinator, you will meet once a week with the three other coordinators (usually for an hour on Thursday) to plan the discussion for the upcoming Sunday. Then, on Sunday, you lead a group of Providence High Schoolers to a service organization or help them to develop their own community service project from 2-4, and then return to Brown for interfaith dialogue on a particular issue from 4-5:30 (e.g. interfaith relationships, faith and violence, gender roles in religion, etc.)   Here's some more info about Interfaith Exchange:  our website--  

The Interfaith Exchange is a unique opportunity for high school students to engage with peers of different faiths in order to realize the beauty of interfaith exploration. Students of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other religious backgrounds will will embark on a year-long journey together to work across religious lines, answering a number of challenging questions: What is interfaith collaboration? How can we use what we learn about different faiths to benefit our communities? In the process of answering these questions, members will develop and implement a year-long service project in Providence. 

How it works:  As a member of the Interfaith Exchange, you’ll be a part of an exciting and innovative movement to shape the way we help others, through the way we understand different faiths.

You will:

  •  Meet every week with the group from September 2013 – May 2014
  • Develop in-depth understandings of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and other faiths through text study & visits to fellows homes/religious institutions
  • Participate in discussions about contentious issues from an interfaith perspectives
  • Be led by Brown University students (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu) who have a wealth of religious knowledge and extensive public-service experience
  • Design and implement a weekly service initiative
  •  Participate in leadership training workshops focusing on issues of social justice and inter-religious collaboration
  • Meet leaders in the local non-profit sector and in religious communities
  • Have lots of fun spending time with local teenagers from different religious backgrounds

BRYTE Summer Camp Counselors

BRYTE Summer Camp is a six-week academic enrichment program for refugee youth in Providence, ages 6-14. Through experiential learning, ESL-focused curriculum, and innovative group enrichment, BRYTE summer camp works to combat the disparities in academic achievement for refugee youth. BRYTE students will have the opportunity to develop confidence in English language acquisition in a supportive learning community. Partnering with Providence-based organizations and community leaders, BRYTE’s curriculum in Providence strives to facilitate refugees’ transition to life in the city.  

BRYTE Summer Camp is currently recruiting passionate, committed people to serve as camp counselors. See our application for more information!



Career and Internship Opportunities

Apply to the Match Corps today!

Accepting Applications through May 31st.

Match Education is a non-profit education foundation in Boston. We're all about closing the achievement gap and urban education reform. A couple of programs we have that address both of these big issues, our Match Corps and Match Teacher Residency programs.
Match Corps is a one year urban education fellowship where recent college grads serve as tutors and mentors either in Boston or Chicago.
To find out more about our Match Corps: Boston opportunity, click here:
To find our more about our teacher prep program for those who want to teach in high performing public charter schools click here:
Questions or would you like to speak with someone directly? Email Lynn at

TFA Sustainable Justice Fellowship

Sustainable Justice Fellowship  is open to any low-income college freshman who is interested in applying. For more info, contact Melanie Lazare at

Goldman Sachs Opportunities

Click here for more information on Goldman Sachs about their 'Discover GS Camps' - nationwide programs for underclassmen, women, and black, hispanic and Native American students.  Deadlines to apply vary.

Interning In New York City this summer? Where Are You Going To Live?

Educational Housing Services is a great option. EHS provides safe and convenient housing to students and interns in NYC.

The EHS signature lifestyle includes:
• Fully furnished rooms with private bathroom
• Free: TVs, high-speed internet, cable and national calling
• Free: on-site fitness center, lounges, and kitchens
• 24 hour security, laundry facility, plus MUCH more
If you will be living in NYC this summer, but can’t make a year-long commitment, this may be an easy solution. To find out more about EHS and the properties that are available this summer, visit: or call 1-800-297-4694.

AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard University LWP Union Scholars Program

For more details, head over here. Those who are interested to get in touch with people who have completed the internship should contact Tina at

Yat K. Tow Prize & Derek Canfield Barker Prize

The Swearer Center awards the Yat K. Tow Prize & Derek Canfield Barker Prize each Spring to students who have distinguished themselves in their leadership, academic achievements, and community service work. Deadlines are April 11th for the Barker Prize and April 19th for the Yat K. Tow Prize.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Health Leads Summer Fellowship

Interested in the relationship between urban poverty and poor health? Want to work in Providence this summer? Apply to the Health Leads Summer Fellowship. Email to learn more and receive an application.

SAAPHI Internship

For more information, click here for the brochure.

Resource Generation is Hiring: Family Philanthropy Organizer and Chapter Organizer

We are excited to be hiring for two positions: A Family Philanthropy Organizer and a National Chapter Organizer.  

Do you love community organizing and the mission of RG? Know people who do? Check out the job descriptions and pass them along to awesome community organizers who care about wealth redistribution, organizing wealthy people, family philanthropy, and funding social movements. Help RG powerfully organize hundreds (and in the future, thousands) of young people with wealth for the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power. 

Position located in Oakland, CA, or NYC, NY. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. Questions? Email

Apply to Match Teacher Residency today!

Do you want to be an unusually effective first year teacher in a high-poverty charter school?
If so, you should consider Match Teacher Residency, a highly innovative, one-year teacher training program.
Basically, we give college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers. We then help them find teaching positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.
What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) We are prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher. Members of MTR learn and practice very specific "Teacher Moves." 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in charter schools that have a track record of "turning around" low-performing kids. 3) We have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships one-on-one with kids and parents, then leveraging those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforce rules consistently, and maintain high expectations of students.
MTR is no different from Match Corps: Boston, our full-time tutoring fellowship, from Monday-Thursday. However, unlike regular Corps members, MTRs want to go on to become full-time teachers in high-need, "No Excuses" charter schools. On Fridays and Saturdays, MTRs learn about the nuts and bolts of teaching, experience hours of hands-on practice, and receive in-depth coaching. Student teaching takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, as well; the whole program is designed so that it doesn't interfere with the primary responsibility of tutoring your students.
MTRs also pursue a Masters of Effective Teaching Degree from our sister institution, the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. For more information about the Masters degree component of MTR, have a look at our website:
As mentioned above, Match Teacher Residents also serve in Match Corps: Boston, our one-of-a-kind yearlong tutoring fellowship. The Match Corps program began in 2004 and is the first of its kind in the nation. The Corps is a group of top recent college graduates who work one-on-one with 6-8 Match High School, Middle School, Match Next or Match Community Day Elementary School students each day for an entire academic year. All three schools are open-admission charter public schools in Boston, MA. This full-time service year program is designed to fully close the academic achievement gap between minority students and their non-minority peers, one student at a time.
For more information about Match Teacher Residency, check out these resources:
A video introduction to Match Teacher Residency:

Our website:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application is available online at

Apply to be a Brown Student Language Exchange Fellow!

Do you speak a language that isn't taught at Brown? Are you looking for a rewarding teaching and mentoring experience? Excited about sharing your language with others? Apply to be a Brown Student Language Exchange fellow!

Fellows introduce their peers to a new language and share their culture through weekly sessions throughout the semester. Our positions are paid and open to enthusiastic and motivated fellows! To learn more or to apply, click here. Applications are due April 15th!

Now Hiring College Advisers!

Applications Due April 11th

The College Advising Corps at Brown University is hiring class of 2014 graduates to serve as full-time College Advisers to local, under-served high schools. To get more information and apply for the position, please visit: