TWC E-Bulletin Week of November 25, 2013

November 25, 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


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.

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

  • Nothing this week!


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.