TWC E-Bulletin Week of October 21, 2013

October 21, 2013

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TWC Events and Announcements

TWC Student Advisory Board (SAB) Selection

Please join the TWC staff in congratulating the newest members of the Student Advisory Board (SAB):
• Martin Donoyan '15 (Heritage Series)
• Justice Gaines '16 (MPC Friends)
• Vicki Kidd '16 (MPC)
• Tolulope Lawal '16 (First-Gen)
• Jenny Li '14 (At-Large Member)
• Esmeralda Marlene Lopez '16 (At-Large Member)
• Angie Ocampo '15 (Initiatives)
• Chris Tran '17 (TWTP)
• Yen Tran '14 (SDWC/LGBTQ Center)
• Jarred Turner '16 (The Next Thing)

Special thanks to last year's SAB members who assisted in the anonymous review of this year’s applications and selection for TWTP and at-large members: Cythnia Fong ’14, Will Furuyama ’16, Hisa Hashisaka ’14, Richie Leng ’14, Angie Ocampo ’15, and Paul Tran ’14.

Dining with Dean Almandrez Sign Ups

November & December 2013
Off-campus locations & TWC

Students are invited to sign up for a Dining with Dean Almandrez meal in November or December. Group meals are organized to get to know Dean Almandrez and other students in an informal setting. This semester's locations are: Rasoi (Indian), Gregg's (American), and TWC (dessert study break).

Each meal is limited to 12 students. First-years and students off meal plan are encouraged to participate.

Please RSVP here.

Social Innovation @ Brown - An opportunity for First-Gen Students

Wedesday, October 23, 2013
3:00 - 4:00PM
Location: TWC Formal Lounge                                                         

Social innovation is the pursuit of innovative, transformative, and sustainable solutions to social problems. Brown's Social Innovation Initiative is the hub for this work on campus - we support students interested in social innovation through courses, campus initiatives, and internship and job opportunities. We also help students who have an idea for a new social venture by offering them funding, skill-building opportunities, and a community of social entrepreneurs on campus. The Assistant Director of Social Entrepreneurship at Brown and two students engaged in this work will be speaking with the First Gen Group to share our experiences and promote upcoming opportunities.

We Are Still Here: The Revival of Indigenous Languages

Thursday October 24, 2013
5:30PM- 7:30PM
Location:Smith Buonnano Rm 106

The Native American Heritage Series will be hosting a screening of the film "We Are Still Here," a documentary about the revival of the Wampanoag language, followed by a talk from Jennifer Weston, the co-producer of the film and former Brown Student. Jennifer currently is part Wampanoag Reclamation Program and in her talk, she will share with us her experiences working on the film and her continuous goals of cultural and lingual revival of not only the Wampanoag, but also other indigenous nations of North America.

Goldman Sachs Coffee Chat with TWC

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Location: Brown University, Faculty Club

Goldman Sachs is hosting a diversity networking event for Third World Center students. To attend, please register here. For more information on other Goldman Sachs events on campus, click here.



Brown Events and Announcements


Passport Day @ Brown

Monday, October 21, 2013
10:00 - 4:00PM
Location: J. Walter Wilson, Rm 411

Work with a passport professional to: apply for your first passport, get professional advice and assisstance with renewing your passport and get a passport photo taken onsite.

Please bring:  Proof of US citizenship (Original birth certificate, previous passport), valid photo ID, personal checks or money orders only, passport photo (or get one during the event).

Summer Research! UTRA Info Session

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Location: Salomon 001

Spend your summer working closely with a Brown faculty member on a research or course development project in the humanities, arts, or sciences. Attend an info session to learn more about summer and fall semester Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRA) - Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 4PM in Salomon 001. To RSVP, please visit the UTRA website:

Free Drop-in HIV Testing

Thursday, October 24, 2013
12:00 - 2:00PM
Location: Multipurpose Room, Campus Center

FREE, Anonymous HIV testing in the Campus Center (Multipurpose Room on the lower level) Thursday, October 24th, 12-2pm. 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. Results available in about 20 minutes.

Apply to join SHAG

The Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG!) is currently accepting applications to join our peer education group for Spring 2014. SHAG peers are Brown students who promote sexual health on campus through programs and workshops, confidential text and e-mail Q&A response services, and other outreach projects. Peer Educators are trained in current sexual health knowledge and effective approaches to sexual health education. You will have the opportunity to learn valuable facilitation skills, develop expertise in a range of sexual health topics, and serve as an advocate for sexual health at Brown.
Applications will be accepted through Thursday, November 7th, 2013. Click this link for the application:

What I Am Thinking About Now: Professor Elizabeth Hoover

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Location: CSREA Conference Room, Rm 303, Brown-RISD Hillel, 80 Brown Street

Professor Elizabeth Hoover, American Studies
"Stepping Back from the Colonizer’s Table: American Indian Food Sovereignty Movements"

Based on historical research, several years of fieldwork conducted in a Mohawk community, and participation in several indigenous food sovereignty conferences, this presentation explores contemporary American Indian food sovereignty projects that are based on efforts that look to the past (reconnecting with ceremonial cycles and speaking back to three centuries of colonization efforts), the present (combatting the current generation’s “Walmart mentality” about food), and the future (forward thinking concerns about a system destined to collapse).

Please RSVP as space is limited. (click here)

Pink Party Presented by The League of United Black Women

Friday, October 25, 2013
10:00PM - 2:00AM
Location: Harambee Lounge, Chapin House


Off-Campus Events

  • Nothing this week!


Career and Internship Opportunities

  • Nothing this week!