TWC E-Bulletin Week of December 2, 2013

December 2, 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

Native American Heritage Series presents: Annual Frybread Social

Thursday, December 5, 2013
6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: TWC Formal Lounge


Brown Events and Announcements


Indigenous Performance in the Americas

Thursday - Saturday, December 5 - 7, 2013
Location: Pembroke Hall Rm 305, 172 Meeting Street

Three days of events with leading scholars and practitioners of indigenous performance beginning with a talk by William Yellow Robe Jr.  on December 5 (Salomon Center). Central conference to be held on December 6 (Pembroke Hall) with a storytelling workshop (Lyman Hall)  and a reading (Brown Bookstore) by Murielle Burst-Tarrant on December 7. All sessions are free and open to the public.


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.

SAC Staff Holiday Party Invitation

Friday, December 13, 2013
12:00 - 2:00PM
Location: Sayles Hall

FREE drop-in and anonymous HIV testing

Thursdays, November 21 & December 5, 2013
12:00 -2:00PM
Location: Multipurpose Room, Campus Center

The CDC recommends that all sexually active people get tested for HIV at least once a year. Brown students can drop in for testing, no appointment needed. The tests will be done anonymously. No blood draw needed -- just an oral swab. Results available in about 20 minutes.

Free, confidential (not anonymous) HIV testing is always available by appointment at Health Services. Call 401.863-3953 or book online at More information on HIV and other STI testing at

Charla II: A Spanish Language Forum

Thursday, December 5, 2013
4:00 - 5:00PM
Location: Rochambeau House Music Room

Charla is a Spanish conversation hour open to the Brown community. Charla now meets twice a week on Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm at J. Walter Wilson Rm 501 and Thursdays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm at Rochambeau House. Co-sponsored by the Hispanic Studies and Brown Language Society.

Kan We Do More - Clothes & Food Drive hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. and the Brotherhood

Clothes and food drive to benefit our community. Accepting canned goods and non-perishables before Friday, December 13, 2013 at the following drop-off locations: Harambee House, TWC, and 78 Benevolent Street.

The Black Student Union presents: Mr + Ms. BSU 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013
7:00 - 9:00PM
Location: List Art Center Rm 120


"Quotidian Practices of Refusal: Three Fragments" - lecture by Professor Tina Campt, Professor of Women's Studies, Barnard College

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Location: Churchill House, 155 Angell Street, George Houston Bass Performing Arts Space

Peer to Peer Summer Opportunities Fair

Thursday, December 5, 2013
5:30 - 7:30PM
Location: Multipurpose Room, Campus Center

Space in Prison for Arts and Creative Expression (SPACE) Info Session

Wednesday & Thursday, December 4 & 5, 2013
7:00 - 8:00PM
Location: Swearer Center (25 George Street)

Space in Prison for Arts and Creative Expression (SPACE) is a Swearer Center organization that facilitates weekly creative arts workshops in the Rhode Island state prisons and the Providence Center. Volunteers plan and develop their own curriculum, covering everything from poetry to improv, theater to hip-hop, meditation to illustration. We publish a yearly zine of participants' work and host a gala to share the work with the Brown and Providence communities.  

Volunteers are expected to commit 5-7 hours a week, which involves planning and facilitating a workshop and participating in a weekly group meeting.

Please fill out the attached application by 11:59pm, Sunday, December 8 and send it to (women's coordinator) or (men's coordinator).

VISIONS Fall 2013 Release Celebration

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
8:00 - 10:00PM
Location: Salomon 001

Join us for musical and spoken word performances, readings, and an art display by some of Brown & RISD's very best artists. We will also be giving out copies of our Fall 2013 issue! FEAT:  Jess Chen, Margi Kim, Kaijian Gao, Karin and the Improves, and more! 

FREE FOOD from: + Kabob and Curry + Shanghai  + Meeting Street Cafe


Off-Campus Events

2014 Ivy Plus Symposium

Brown is partnering with several Ivy plus peers to sponsor the second annual Ivy Plus Symposium.  The event provides an opportunity for students to interact with faculty and hear about cutting-edge research from the world’s leading institutions of higher education, present their own work and network with students and alumni from each sponsoring school.  The goal is to encourage these students to consider graduate study at one of our institutions.  The symposium will take place March 13-15, 2014 on the Harvard University and MIT campuses.  You can find more information here.

The application deadline is Saturday, December 7.

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.



Career and Internship Opportunities

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship Intensive Two-Summer Program

The Institute prepares high-achieving African American men to be leaders of great character who make significant contributions to their communities, our country and the world.

For more information on the program and to apply, click here

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