TWC E-Bulletin Week of December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013

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TWC Events and Announcements

The Giving Tree - Give a gift to a child in need

November 20 - December 18, 2013
Locations: TWC, CIT, Ivy Room, J.Walter Wilson (lobby),  The Gate (Pembroke Campus), Brown/RISD Hillel, Brown Office Building (2nd floor), Stephen Roberts '62 Campus Center (Faunce), Public Relations and University Affairs.

1) Pick an ornament from a Giving Tree at one of the locations above.
2) Age and gender of the child is specified at the back.
3) Purchase a gift and wrap it.
4) Attach the ornament back on the gift.
5) Place the gift in any of the Giving Tree boxes on campus.
6) The Third World Center will distribute the gifts to the organizations on December 19.

For more info or to volunteer, email



Brown Events and Announcements

Native Americans and Media Course Offering Spring Semester 2014

Native Americans and Media: An Exploration of the Indigenous Story through Film ( ETHN1890G-S02 )
Visiting Instructor: Angelo Baca 
Spring Semester 2014
Mondays: 3:00pm-5:20pm 

Through various popular films and media, this course explores the construction and depiction of Indian identity, stereotypes, movie myths, and some of the major issues facing contemporary indigenous peoples of America.  We will also view award-winning films through the development of indigenous media productions, including documentaries, films and television programs that explore issues important to Native communities including the preservation of oral tradition, environmental issues, health problems, issues of sex and gender, community activism, and religious conversion.



Off-Campus Events

Brown Entrepreneurship 2nd Annual West Coast Accelerator: San Francisco, CA , January 12 - 17, 2014

For more info, please click on this link for the pdf.

Call for Proposals - New England Queer People of Color Regional Conference

The inaugural New England Queer People of Color regional conference will be held on March 21-22, 2014 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT and has a call for proposals due Sunday, January 5, 2014 (click here for more info).

The conference "strives to provide visibility, liberation, and empowerment for queer-identifying people of color in the New England area. The conference is a safe, empowering space where self-identifying queer people of color can build and strengthen social connections and critically engage in dialogue about the intersecting social, political and theoretical dimensions of the QPOC identity and community."


Career and Internship Opportunities

Paid Summer Research Opportunity - MURAP

Due February 7, 2013

MURAP brings a cohort of 18-22 rising juniors and seniors to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus for an intensive, 10-week research experience (May 25-July 31, 2014). The goal of the program is to introduce students of color with an interest in graduate school in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. See the website for the online app and more info.

Point Foundation 2014 Scholarship Application

Part I of Point Foundation’s 2014 Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN.  Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.

To learn more about Point Foundation and the 2014 Scholarship, visit

Educational Travel Opportunity from The Rhode Island Foundation--Application Deadline January 17

The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the:  Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Award (for travel, enrichment, and public service). 

These awards provide grants to college freshmen, sophomores and juniors to subsidize experiences intended to broaden their perspective and enhance personal growth.  They may include travel in this country and abroad and a variety of internship and public service programs.  Traditional programs and those that are a regular part of the student’s curriculum — such as a sponsored junior year abroad or a departmentally sponsored summer research program — will not be funded.  Enrichment experiences for which students will receive college credit(s) would not qualify.  Numerous awards of up to $5,000 each will be given.  The educational enrichment experience is to occur by year end 2014. 

Applicants must have been legal residents of Rhode Island for at least five years prior to the deadline of this application.  Deadline for submission is January 17, 2014.  Here is a link to the application:  You can also access this application on the Foundation’s website by following links to Scholarships,  Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities, Other Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities, Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Award.

Match Corps: Boston

Match Corps: Boston is a one year urban education fellowship for recent and semi-recent college grads. Match Corps members tutor and mentor in one of our 3 public charter schools in Boston. The majority of our students will be the first in their families to attend college and our Match Corps play a huge role in helping to get them there.
To find out more, check out this link: Or email Lynn Ahumada at