TWC E-Bulletin Week of October 14, 2013


October 14, 2013

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TWC Events and Announcements

MPC 40th Anniversary Celebration: List of Events Open to Public

The following events during the MPC 40th Anniversary celebrations are open to the public:

MPC Workshop - Playthings: How Our Toys Play Us
Friday, October 18, 2013
Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall Lobby and Room 106, 95 Cushing Street 

Join students for this long-held Third World Center tradition. Mingle with fellow alumni and join a discussion with students organized by the 2011-2012 Minority Peer Counselors-- Harry Ramsamooj ‘14, Stephanie Harris ‘14, Haruko Hashimoto ‘14, and Mariela Martinez ‘14.

The Resistance Tour
Saturday, October 19, 2013
10:00 -11:00AM
Tour begins at Salomon Hall

Relive the history of Brown’s student activists of color as current MPCs and volunteers reenact these leaders’ efforts to improve inclusivity, demand equity, and make Brown a safer place for all students.

Multiracial Family Weekend Brunch
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Location: Alumnae Hall, Crystal Room, 194 Meeting Street


Join the Multiracial Heritage Series for their annual brunch which provides a casual atmosphere for multiracial students and their families to engage in dialogue about interracial dating, raising multiracial children, and developing a multiracial identity. This event is co-sponsored by the Multicultural Alumni Committee of the Brown Alumni Association. Members of Brown’s Organization for Multiracial and Biracial Students (BOMBS) and the Hapa Club will be on hand to speak at the event.


Brown Events and Announcements

Black Alumni Reunion - "Making A Connection in 60 Seconds: Networking Your Way to a Lasting Impression"

Saturday, October 19, 2013
6:00 - 8:00PM
Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall (outside of Room 106), 95 Cushing Street
Hosted by the Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC)

Come sharpen your networking skills by interacting with students and alumni at this informal mixer. Current mentors and mentees in IPC's mentoring program are strongly encouraged to attend.

Students and alumni will be grouped by areas of professional interest - Law, Medicine, Engineering, Business, Media/Entertainment, etc. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a FREE event - alumni and students are encouraged to stop by!

Facilitated by Joelle Murchison '95 Vice President, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion at The Travelers Companies, Inc

Visit for more information on the Black Alumni Reunion weekend schedule.

Craig Steven Wilder discusses 'Ebony & Ivy'

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Location: Brown Bookstore

There will be books available for purchase and signing at the event.

Choir Rehearsal for Sunday Worship Service

Saturday, October 29, 2013
Location: Manning Chapel

Alumni and students who are interested in singing in Sunday's Worship Service ensemble are invited to rehearse at Manning Chapel on Saturday afternon. Questions and more information on the songs can be directed to Katani Eaton Sumner '85

'Slave - Citizen - Human': Graduate Student Colloquium on Slavery

Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2013
9:00 - 5:00PM (both days)
Location: Sharpe Refectory, Chancellor's Dining Room, 144 Thayer Street (please enter the building through the gate on George Street)

BULAC Presents: Unpacking the Brown Experience

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Location: Salomon 202

Join the Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) during this year's Alumni Weekend. Here is an excellent opportunity to network with Latino alumni and share your unique experience as a Latino/a at Brown. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Please RSVP at

Facebook event page:

Changing Lives: A Forum with Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises '89

Friday, October 18, 2013
Location: Rhode Island Hall Rm 108

After graduating from Brown, Dr. Santelises happened upon a job as a substitute teacher. It changed her life, redirecting her focus from international relations (her concentration) to a lifelong commitment to urban education. After stints with Teach for America, a year-round K-8 school, the New York City Algebra Project, and further degrees from Columbia and Harvard, she joined the Baltimore City Schools in 2010 as Chief Academic Officer, to lead its ambitious efforts to increase student performance. In this forum, she will talk about her path and the successes she has seen in our country's urban schools. Dr. Santelises is the 2014 recipient of the John Hope Award for Public Service, presented by the Brown Alumni Association and the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Click for the event calendar link.

Open House at Leadership Alliance

Monday, October 28, 2013
Location: 133 Waterman Street, 1st Floor

Based at Brown University for more than 20 years, the Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of leading research and teaching colleges, universities and private industry. Meet our staff and learn about our programs for training and mentoring underrepresented students seeking a research career. Almost 300 undergraduate participants in our summer program have completed their PhDs and are realizing their goals of careers as faculty and researchers in industry and government.

Explore Careers, Build Skills & Connect with Alumni: JanLab 2014 Registration Open

January 16-18, 2014
Location: Sayles Hall

Confused about what to do with your Brown degree? Have no idea where to start looking for a job or internship? Nervous about networking with alums? We can help! Attend JanLab 2014: an intensive program through which students explore options for life after Brown by learning from and networking with alumni. The program includes interactive sessions and panels, along with a variety of networking and mentoring events where students can work with alumni on an individual basis.

JanLab is open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students, though is most beneficial to those in the early stages of their career exploration.

This year's JanLab will be January 16-18, 2014. You can find more information and register here:

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Informational

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Location:  RSVP for the location

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. invites all interested Gentlemen to
Meet the Nupes.

For all young men interested in pursuing membership and learning more about Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the Lambda Xi Chapter.

To RSVP Contact:
Oye Odewunmi 718-419-7624

Teach For America, in Collaboration with the BSU & MECHA, Brings YOU: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Location: Wilson Hall Rm 302

Teach for America is a non-profit organization that sends recent college graduates who possess strong leadership ability and academic excellence, to teach for two years in a low-income community in order to eliminate educational inequity. Teach for America believes in the power of diversity and having a diverse corps is one of our main focuses and pillars of success. Come join us for a screening of clips from “Waiting for Superman” and a Panel discussion with some of TFA’s alumni and current corps members –and learn what it means to be Black and Latino/a in TFA today!

Brown University Black Alumni Reunion - "Investing in US: Past, Present & Future"

October 18-20, 2013
Hosted by Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Providence, RI

Don't miss this special opportunity to meet and network with other black alumni from Brown! Over 300 black alumni from all class years will be in attendance.

Purchase your student ticket by Wednesday, October 16!
Weekend - $35 | Friday only - $20 | Saturday only - $15
Click here to purchase your tickets:

Your registration ticket includes: - Reunion Kick-off Event featuring guest speaker Roger Vann '87, COO of the NAACP - Buffet dinner on Friday evening - Student stepshow featuring Kappa Alpha Psi and Zeta Phi Beta - Continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings - All panel discussions, workshops and networking mixer - Reunion souvenirs including t-shirt, hat, tote bag - Commemorative reunion program booklet - Brown vs. Princeton football game (must be selected at time of registration to receive a ticket) - Rites and Reason theatrical performance (must be selected at time of registration to receive a ticket)

Note: Student volunteers who donate at least 6 hours of their time over the course of the weekend attend free! To learn more, visit or contact Reunion Co-Chair Tiffani Scott '98 at


Off-Campus Events

POWERSHIFT: Join the rising call for climate justice

October 18-20, 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

On October 18th - 20th, 10,000 young people from all walks of life will come together in Pittsburgh, PA to learn from each other, connect, and build strong, sustainable campaign and targeted mass actions. Through workshops, discussions, panels, and speakers, we will build our skills to effect change. Our generation, the DREAMers, the climate justice advocates, the young workers, has the vision needed to unite together to demand justice and a clean energy economy that works for all people.

The details:
A bus will leave from Brown mid-afternoon on Friday, October 18th it will return in the early morning on Monday, October 20th. The bus is free, but tickets to PowerShift cost $65. Scholarships and/or discounts on tickets will be available. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form (here) and plan to attend an info session on Thursday, 10/3 at 7pm.

OMNI "Making Total Free" USA Tour 2013

For the full schedule of performances, click here

Volunteer Tutors for Adult Refugees in Providence

Mondays or Tuesdays,
Location: St. Paul's Church, 445 Elmwood Ave., Providence (carpools available)

The ARC is an all volunteer partnership between the African Alliance of Rhode Island, St, Paul's Church, and Brown students/staff/faculty. We tutor adult refugees who have been resettled in Providence. Our tutees arrive with a range of abilities in English and varied learning interests and goals.

If interested, contact us at or visit our Facebook page here


Career and Internship Opportunities

Capital One Diversity Scholarships

Capital One Diversity Scholarships are highly competitive awards granted to exceptional students pursuing coursework leading to a major in business, science, technology, engineering, economics or mathematics. Click here for more information about the scholarship and application.