TWC E-Bulletin Week of September 9 2013

September 9th, 2013

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TWC Events and Announcements

Attorney Len O'Brien's Fall 2013 Schedule

The schedule is available at the Sarah Doyle Women's Center Website:

TWC Welcome (Back) Week 2013

Returning students welcome the class of 2017. Join us for food and refreshments! Each heritage program investigates issues of race generally and has a specific focus on the politics and culture of their particular community. All students who identify with a community and/or who are interested in learning more about the historical and ongoing issues facing that community are encouraged to attend. Each event will introduce the student leaders planning the series in question. Details for all events can be found here in this pdf

Fall 2013 Heritage Series Calendar

The TWC, in collaboration with student organizations, academic and co-curricular departments as well as centers, sponsors over 100 lectures and programs throughout the academic year to which all Brown students are invited. They are represented in our 5 Heritage Series.

For the calendar of events for Fall 2013, head over here

Fall 2013 Sophomore Series Calendar

The sophomore series is designed to provide academic and social resources for students during their sophomore year at Brown.

For the calendar of events for Fall 2013, head over here

TWC - CSSJ (Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice) Events

September 12th, 3:30PM;
September 18th, 10:00AM

Location: Brown Center for Public Humanities
357 Benefit Street (use rear entrance on Williams Street)

Interested in learning more about the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice? Please join us for a special talk about the Center's inaugural exhibit Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom. Enjoy snacks and learn more about the Center, it's history, and how you can get involved. Get a chance to visit the Center's exhibit before it closes!

Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom examines the global networks involved in the African slave trade. This exhibition tells the story of slave insurrections on three vessels including the Amistad, the Meermin, and the Sally, exploring the struggle of the enslaved to resist captivity, gain freedom, and return to their homelands.

MPC Workshop - STAY CLASSY, my friends

September 12th, 6:30-8:30PM;

Location: Petteruti Lounge

Join us as we throw down the knowledge on classism and how it affects our college experience.

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Brown Events and Announcements



New Course for the Fall - A Seminar on Latino Politics in the United States


ETHN 1890-A Seminar on Latino Politics in the United States

3:00-5:20 PM
Location: Wilson Hall rm 204
Instructor: Tony Affigne,

This new course is an ethnic studies seminar, offering undergraduate and graduate students a deep analysis of contemporary Latino politics. We consider Latino political history in the United States, as well as the practice of politics in the lives of Latinos today. Our subjects—latinos and latinas—are Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cuban Americans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and other immigrants or descendants of immigrants, from the former colonies of the Spanish empire in the Americas. We explore Latino social movements and electoral politics; the politics of immigration and citizenship; the role played by differences of nationality, gender, race, class, and religion; prospects for inter-racial coalitions with African Americans and Asian Americans; and related subjects. Whether you are of Latino background or not, in this class you will learn a great deal about the nation's fastest growing political force - los Latinos en los Estados Unidos.


TAPS Courses in the Fall - Performance in the Asias and Global Queer Performance


TAPS 1270 Performance in the Asias

Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:00 - 2:20PM
Location: Lyman Hall rm 201
Instructor: Eng-Beng Lim,

Introduces the rich performance cultures of Asia with a combination of national, comparative, circum-Pacific, and inter-Asian perspectives. We will study several significant forms of Asian theater, rituals and dance-drama, and historize them thorugh a variety of encounters: traditional, (post)-colonial, orientalist, and intercultural. How do differing approaches reconfigure Western assumptions about otherness (alterity)? How is an Asian imaginary in the West often tied to the "native","non-Western", "primative", "exotic" and "queer"? We will encounter Asian performance broadly defined in both national and transnational contexts, such as the Asian diaspora, global arts festivals, museums, and tourism.

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TAPS 1420-S01 Global Queer Performance

12:00 - 2:20PM
Location: Lyman Hall rm 212
Instructor: Eng-Beng Lim,

What is a queer performance from a global perspective? Within the U.S., this might refer to theater, visua and sonic practices, or styles of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender writ large. In the world outside the U.S., such an identitarian narrative has gained some traction through the discourse of global queering, which renders an understanding of same-sex formations through Pride Parades, pink-dollar tourism, gay marriage and Western-LGBTQ cultures. There is however, much debate as to what queer means, and how it translates. This course uses queer performance to consider how we might understand sexual minorities in the U.S. and the world.

Enrollment limited to 20 students.

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Fall Course on Philanthropy and Social Change


SOC 1870A - Investing in Social Change: The Practice of Philanthropy

Tuesdays & Thursdays
2:30 - 3:50PM
Location: TBA
Instructors: Professor Ann Dill,,  and Roger Nozaki,

This class covers history, concepts, and dynamics of philanthropy and social change, and introduces a range of approaches to making financial investments to achieve sustainable social impact. Students also work in teams to develop strategies for the investment of actual grant dollars: investigating a particular community concern, identifying a focus and approach, inviting proposals, recommending grantees, and setting up the means to evaluate the outcomes of that investment.

Course participation is by application only; even students who pre-registered must be admitted through the application process. Interested students must attend the first class session on Thursday, September 5. Students who cannot make that class must consult in advance with course instructors either in person or via email (, Course applications must be submitted by email to the course instructors no later than noon on Saturday, September 7, 2012. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the class by Sunday evening and must commit to it by Monday, September 9. Application for the course is available on the Swearer Center website

New Course - Indians, Colonists and Africans in New England (ANTH 1624)


The course explores the colonial experiences of Indians, Europeans, and Africans and their descendants in New England. It asks how the study of archaeological and written evidence has contributed to comprehending their cultural entanglements and intertwined histories, and particularly to illuminating Native American persistence during a colonial period that extends far beyond the time of early European exploration, settlement, and “conquest.” Focusing on specific social spaces of encounter such as borderland forts, praying towns, gentrified plantations, cities, churches, almshouses, and tourist sites, the course reveals the complex realities of lived experiences at unexpected places and into unexpected times. By challenging pervasive ideas that relegate Indians to a pre-modern, no longer viable existence, and African-Americans to a negligible presence, students will gain valuable, critical perspectives about how archaeological and historical knowledge participates in shaping and reinterpreting cultural, social, and racial identities in present-day New England.

List of Religious Literacy Courses 2013


To access the list of religious literacy courses, follow the link to pdf file here




Off-Campus Events

  • Nothing this week!



Career and Internship Opportunities


Become An Artist Mentor at New Urban Arts


Each fall, New Urban Arts selects 20 Artist Mentors to participate in our interdisciplinary art studio on Westminster Street, across from Classical and Central High schools. Artist Mentors volunteer October 2013 through May 2014 to mentor high school students in developing a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. In 2009, New Urban Arts was honored as one of the top youth arts programs in the country on behalf of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, receiving the nation's highest honor for the field of out-of-school time arts and humanities programs.

Arts mentoring at New Urban Arts is a wonderful opportunity for artists and educators to learn how to effectively work with high school students in a community setting. In the past, Artist Mentors have been high school students, college students, graduate students, and artists from the community. Because New Urban Arts emphasizes peer-to-peer and participatory learning in our studio, Artist Mentors must be able to connect on a personal and artistic level with teenagers.

Artist Mentors are nurturing, resourceful, flexible under pressure, open to taking risks, willing to learn, and able to commit 6 hours per week during an entire school year. Artist Mentors participate in a yearlong professional development program to support their growth as an artist and educator and are required to attend two weekend retreats held in Fall and Winter as well as monthly mentor meetings.

We also offer Artist Mentor positions through off-site work-study programs for eligible university students. Work-study students have additional work responsibilities that include an additional four hours per week.

This year, New Urban Arts is looking for artist mentors in the following areas: fashion design, sewing, film/animation, sculpture, music, sound recording, painting, illustration, mixed media, poetry, spoken word performance, digital and darkroom photography, portfolios, bookmaking and textiles. We are not limited to these media and are open to accommodate other media in our studio.

Artist Mentor Applications are available at To have an application mailed to you, please contact New Urban Arts at 401.751.4556 or Applications are due September 9, 2013