Week of November 6-12: Resistance, politics, and art (and Fenway Park)

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Monday, November 6

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Event: Politics in the Age of Trump: the 2018 Midterms and Beyond

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A panel discussion featuring Democratic strategist Jenny Backus and Republic strategist Brian Jones, who will weigh in on the current state of U.S. politics. Eric Patashnik, the director of Watson’s Public Policy program, will moderate the panel.


Tuesday, November 7

Event: LGBTQ Book Give Away

Location: Blue Room

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop by the Blue Room to take home free books from the LGBTQ Center’s decades-spanning collection of queer and trans literature, poetry, and non-fiction!



Event: Falafel & Feedback (for Seniors – Class of 2018)

Location: Brown CareerLAB

Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Seniors—come to the CareerLAB on Tuesday for free East Side Pockets and help from Peer Career Advisors! In 15-minute, one-on-one meetings you’ll get your job search questions answered and get feedback on your resume, cover letter, interviewing skills, or any other application materials. Click on the event link for information about how to register on Handshake.

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Event: Resistance to Black Genocide in the Americas

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

This panel will discuss resistance to Black genocide and the resilience of the Movement for Black Lives across the Americas. Panelists include Douglas Belchior of Uneafro-Brasil and the Brazilian Black Movement, Kleaver Cruz, creator of The Black Joy Project and the Black Lives Matter Chapter in New York, Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Associate Professor of Sociology and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University; and Mary Miller Flowers of Open Society Foundations in Washington, D.C. that provides financial support for many Black organizations across the Americas. Keisha-Khan Perry of the Department of Africana Studies will moderate.





Event: Fun Home

Location: Providence Performing Arts Center

Time: 7 p.m. (Additional dates and times are listed in event link.)

Don’t miss the Providence Performing Arts Center’s production of Fun Home—a “groundbreaking,” “exquisite” and “unforgettable” new musical that won five 2015 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and made history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces the audience to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. Buy tickets here.


Wednesday, November 8

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Event: Film Screening Age of Consequences and Panel Discussion

Location: 85 Waterman Street

Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

A film described as The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.


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Event: Shirin Neshat: In Conversation

Location: Granoff Center for the Arts, Martinos Auditorium

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-born artist based in New York City recognized for her influential work in film, video and photography. Her subjects reveal contrasts between Islam and the West, femininity and masculinity, antiquity and modernity and the spaces in between them. Registration required, register here.


Thursday, November 9

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Event: Bottleneck: Engaging Infrastructures in Dakar, Senegal

Location: Mckinney Conference Room

Time: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Caroline Melly, Smith Professor and author, discusses her book on the paradox of the Senegalese dependence on transnational migration, as well as the increasing inability to do so. Drawing together ethnographic research conducted on Dakar’s traffic clogged roads and in bustling bureaucratic offices, this talk considers what insights the bottleneck concept might afford in our quest to understand migration, state practice, and everyday urban life in Africa and beyond.


Event: Dumplings with Let’s Talk China + JWU Cooking Asia!

Location: Keeney Quad

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Interested in learning how to make dumplings with REAL chefs? Brown’s Let’s Talk China is partnering with Johnson and Wales University’s Cooking Asia club for their first event of the year, at which students will learn how to make dumplings (vegetable and pork) from future Michelin-star chefs! Cost is $5 per person for 6 or more dumplings. RSVP here

Event: Reading – Laura Raicovich

Location: McCormack Theater, 70 Brown Street

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Laura Raicovich is a writer based in New York. She is a champion of socially engaged art practices that address the most pressing social, political, and ecological issues of our times, and has defined her career with artist-driven projects and programs. Recent programs at the Queens Museum include projects with Mariam Ghani, Duke Riley, Marinella Senatore, Rebecca Solnit, the Ramones, and Mickalene Thomas.


Friday, November 10

Event: Black Arts Showcase

Location: Leung Gallery

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The League of United Black Women, the Brotherhood, and the Black Heritage Series are hosting a Black Arts Showcase to celebrate the multitude of Black visual, audio and interpretive art at Brown University.


Event: Garlands for Steven Stucky: Gloria Cheng in Recital

Location: Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Time: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning pianist Gloria Cheng will present a concert of thirty-two short works for solo piano composed in memory of beloved composer and mentor Steven Stucky (1949-2016). Of these new works, twenty-six will be world premieres, composed by colleagues, friends and students of Steven Stucky. The concert is free and open to the public.




Event: Brown Football at Fenway

Location: Fenway Park

Time: 8 p.m.

This Friday, Brown Football will play against Dartmouth at Fenway Park. You can purchase tickets for $10 at the Brown Athletic Ticket Office at the Pizzitola Sports Center.


Saturday, November 11

Event: Create-A-Thon at the Alpha Delta Phi Society

Location: Alpha Delta Phi Society

Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Alpha Delta Phi Society will be hosting a CREATE-A-THON on 11/11 for artists, writers, musicians, coders, and creatives of all kinds. Arrive at the ADPhi Lounge in Goddard House, gather a team, and develop an idea from conception to completion! All are welcome, and lunch, dinner, and supplies will be provided.


Event: GradCON 2017

Location: Brown CareerLAB

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you’re a Masters or Doctoral student thinking about life beyond academia, come meet and connect with Brown alumni who have explored different career paths! This Saturday, CareerLAB will be hosting the third annual Graduate Student Career Options Conference (GradCON 2017) where masters and doctoral alums from all divisions — the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and life sciences — will participate on panels about their own career paths and life after Brown. They are offering a full day of alumni career panels, as well as well as plenty of opportunities to network at a student/alumni networking lunch (space limited) and a closing reception. Come hear first-hand about people from your department who took the skills they acquired at Brown and forged diverse career paths!


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