TWC E-Bulletin Week of November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

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TWC Events and Announcements

Student Spotlight - Presidential Hosts: David Johnson '16 & Ivania Zepeda '16


Head over to to read more about David and Ivania.

Round Table Discussion on Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
5:30 - 6:30PM
Location: Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center Underground

Tomaquag Museum in Partnership with the Native Heritage Series at Brown and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology will host a Round Table Discussion. The Round Table discussion will be held at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center Underground with Indigenous educators, elders, and activists to discuss the themes of Louise Erdrich’s, “Love Medicine”. “An eclectic range of comic and tragic voices narrate this powerful book about the enduring power of love. Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of generations of Kashpaws and Lamartines in North Dakota.” The Round Table Discussion of this modern classic will be moderated by Dawn Dove, Narragansett elder, oral historian, author and educator. The panelists are Dr. Maria Lawrence, Ramapaugh, RI College professor of education; Lorén Spears, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum, educator, artist, and author; Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, Mohawk, professor at Brown; Paulla Jennings, Niantic/Narragansett Elder and oral historian. These Indigenous representatives will share their perspectives on the themes of this book and how they connect to their communities. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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

November 20 - December 18, 2013
Locations: 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

All Access Pass - An MPC Workshop On (In)accessibility At Brown

Friday, November 22, 2013
4:00 - 5:30PM
Location: Petteruti Lounge


Brown Events and Announcements


Interested in Urban Education? Swearer Centre Lunch Lectures

Location: Sciences Library, Rm 315 

Lunch provided!


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

MAPS Concentration Workshop

Thursday, November 21, 2013
4:30 - 6:00PM
Location: Wilson 102
Open to entire sophomore class

Many of you have been to the Concentration Fair, but the MAPS Concentration Workshop provides sophomores the opportunity to discuss questions relevant to declaring concentrations in a more intimate setting as well as hear advice from professors and upperclassmen in a variety of academic disciplines.  

There will be a general session with professors, upperclassmen and other sophomores from 4:30PM-5:00PM and break out sessions (specific to concentrations) from 5:00PM-6:00PM. Dinner will be served.

 Space for this event is limited, so please RSVP by Wednesday, November 20.

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.

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

Monday, November 18 - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Location: John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities

 This exhibit features 61 posters from more than twenty boycotts throughout history, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott, divestment from South Africa to protest Apartheid, boycotts of corporations using sweatshops, the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions, and many others.  Boycott and divestment campaigns target companies and governments that support and sustain injustices—and posters have been a primary tool for educating about the issues and inspiring people to action. This exhibition uses powerful posters to demonstrate the effectiveness of boycotts as a nonviolent tactic to end injustice and oppression. 

This exhibit was created by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG) and sponsored at Brown by Brown Divest Coal, Brown Students for Justice in Palestine and the Student Labor Alliance.  

This exhibit will be open from Monday 11/18 to Tuesday 11/26 weekdays from 1-4pm at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities (357 Benefit, near Keeney). Details of extended hours are below.  

In addition, there will be three programs open to the public held at the exhibit:  

Public reception to open the exhibit
Light refreshments provided 
Monday 11/18 7-10pm 

Panel Discussion on Boycott 
Thursday 11/21 6:30pm
Join Brown University student groups currently leading boycott and divestment campaigns and the AFSC in learning about the role economic tactics have played in responding to injustices.  Representatives from the Brown Divest Coal Campaign, Brown Students for Justice in Palestine, Student Labor Alliance and the American Friends Service Committee will participate.  For Thursday, there will be extended hours for the exhibit, from 4-10pm  

American Friends Service Committee
On Monday 11/24, there will be extended hours for the exhibit, from 4-8pm. During this time, Martha Yager, program coordinator of the American Friends Service Committee Southeast New England region, will also be present and available to answer questions.


Off-Campus Events

2014 National Diversity Case Competition/Conference - Call for Team Applications

The National Diversity Case (NDCC) is a unique recruiting conference hosted by the Kelley Student Diversity Council (KSDC) at Indiana University that connects talented undergraduate students from across the U.S. with reputed corporations and programs seeking to expand their diversity hiring practices.  NDCC is looking for four-person teams of college students to enter the competition.  Expenses are covered for accepted teams.  In addition to networking and job opportunities, cash prizes will be awarded to team winners of the case competition  The two day conference (January 17th – 18th, 2014) includes a networking event, a case competition concerning business diversity issues, and presentations by distinguished professionals and faculty.  Deadline for applications is Monday November 22, 2013.


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.