TWC E-Bulletin Week of March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

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TWC Events and Announcements

$ocial Classmates & First Gen presents - "Degree of Change: A Look At First Generation College Identity"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Location: Salomon 001

A talk with Gregory Elliot, Associate Professor of Sociology and first generation college student, on how identity and class status changes throughout college and his life as a professional. We will follow the talk with an informal discussion and food.  Although geared towards students who identify with the first generation experience, this event is open to all!

Fireside Chat with TWC Directors

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Location: Third World Center (TWC)

After nearly 40 years, the Third World Center continues to serve as a gathering place for communities of color to visualize, vocalize, and mobilize for social justice. Please join us on Tuesday, March 17 at 4:00 pm in TWC for a fireside chat with three TWC Directors: Felipe Floresca ’73, Darryl Smaw, and Mary Grace Almandrez. They will discuss the evolution of the TWC from the 1970s to the present.


Thursday, March 20, 2014
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: List Art Center Room 120

MPC Workshop: "You Can't Sit With Us - How Race & Class Police Our Food"

Monday, March 17, 2014
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: Petteruti Lounge


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.

LINK/SEW Application Now Available on UFUNDS!

LINK/SEW awards provide financial assistance to students pursuing unpaid or low-paying summer internships and are administered by CareerLAB.  These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside the classroom.

For more information about student and internship eligibility go to:  Application is due by Friday, March 21 at 5pm and is available on UFUNDS. 

Contact Lauren D'Abrosca, Internship Programs Coordinator, with questions or stop by LINK Walk-In Hours:
Tuesday 2/4 from 1pm-3pm;
Wednesday 2/19 from 1pm-3pm;
Thursday 3/6 from 9am-11am;
Wednesday 3/19 from 2pm-4pm
Location: CareerLAB building, room 207

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:

Women's History Month 2014 Calendar

For the brochure, click here.



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

Call for Applicants: Fellowship Opportunities for African Diaspora Scholars Interested in Academic Projects on the Continent

DUE: 17 MARCH 2014

To apply:
With the goal of turning the continent's "brain drain" into "brain circulation," the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program will bring 100 African-born scholars currently based in the United States and Canada together with host universities in Africa to collaborate on teaching, curriculum, research, and graduate training and mentoring over the next two years. 

The fellowship program, managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with Quinnipiac University and supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is now accepting applications from African Diaspora academics to join a roster of available candidates for fellowships at African universities. The Fellows will engage in capacity building educational projects proposed and hosted by faculty at higher education institutions in six Carnegie partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Public and private higher education institutions in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda, accredited by the national agency in their respective countries, are now invited to submit an online project request to host a scholar.  For the first round of fellowships, interested scholars and potential host universities should apply online by March 17, 2014. The first round of scholars will be selected in May 2014, for project visits of 14 to 90 days to begin as early as June 2014. 

The new program will help meet the needs identified by host universities by bringing short-term faculty exchange fellows to Africa to co-develop curriculum, collaborate on research, and train, teach and mentor graduate students. IIE manages and administers the program, including the application process, project requests, and fellowships. Quinnipiac University, through Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History, provides strategic direction and chairs an expert Advisory Council, comprised of prominent African scholars and university administrators, to guide the program. 

“The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellows Program exemplifies Carnegie Corporation’s enduring commitment to higher education in Africa. It brings together Dr. Zeleza’s expertise and vision with IIE’s long history of managing global scholarships and our ongoing work to develop talent and help build capacity to address the challenges and harness the opportunities emerging on the African continent,” said IIE’s President and CEO, Allan E. Goodman. 

The new Fellowships were inspired by Dr. Zeleza’s report, “Engagements between African Diaspora Academics in the U.S. and Canada and African Institutions of Higher Education: Perspectives from North America and Africa.” Developed in consultation with African institutions, particularly the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), the program’s goal is to facilitate equitable, effective and mutually beneficial international higher education engagements between scholars in Africa and African Diaspora academics in Canada and the United States. Multifaceted, innovative projects are encouraged, attuned to the transformations taking place in contemporary systems of higher education within the landscape of internationalization. 

The prospective African host institutions must submit the project request, but prospective Fellows can collaborate with a host university to design a mutually beneficial project.  An institution may, but is not required to, name a proposed scholar in a project request. If a scholar is not named, IIE will match institutional needs identified in the project request with a qualified diaspora scholar. Both the proposed scholar and the project request will be evaluated by a review committee and are subject to approval by the program Advisory Council. 

Scholars with any academic rank who hold a terminal degree in their field may apply online to be considered for the roster. The Institute of International Education (IIE) will maintain and search the roster for possible matches that fit the discipline specializations, expertise, activities, and objectives described in a project request. 

Projects can be conducted in the African host country for periods of time ranging from two weeks to one semester. The African Diaspora Fellow will receive a daily stipend plus health insurance coverage and money for transportation and visa expenses. Host institutions are encouraged to contribute to the Fellow’s meals, lodging and in-country transportation during the project.

About the Institute of International Education 

The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has a network of 19 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,200 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad.  IIE’s presence in Sub-Saharan Africa has spanned over 30 years. From 1979-2001, the USAID-funded South Africa Education Program opened the doors for black South Africans to obtain the knowledge, skills and professional credentials required to succeed in a post-apartheid government. In 2008, IIE established an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where it implements a strong set of programs in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and higher education scholarship administration. By creating and administering exchange and training programs, IIE helps develop the talent and human resources needed to address the challenges and harness the opportunities emerging on the African continent.

About Quinnipiac University 

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,400 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue. The 2014 issue of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school with master’s programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 377 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit

Information Session - College Advising Corps (Job Opportunity for Seniors)

Monday, March 17, 2014
Location: CareerLAB

The College Advising Corps at Brown University is hiring graduating seniors and recent college graduates to serve as College Advisers. If you are passionate about increasing the number of underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education, this job may be for you! Come learn more about how you can make an impact with the College Advising Corps.