[Summit] Fw: Featured Events at Brown through Sunday, April 29

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 16 13:44:25 CDT 2018

 The reason you haven’t seen this for several weeks is that somehow I dropped off Brown’s mailing list near the end of March.
Add to this calendar:
Brown Jazz Band Seniors Concert8 - 10 p.m. Saturday 21 AprilGrant Recital HallHope Street at West Orchardfree admission
For more Music Department events, see:
Upcoming Events | Department of Music | Brown University

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  Monday 16 April 6:00pm   Why We Care: How Entrepreneurs are Adding Economic and Social Value to Africa    Brown’s Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship hosts a discussion with leaders, entrepreneurs and advisers who are adding economic and social value in Africa. The panel, moderated by Brown alumna and Ubuntu at Work founder Vibha Pingle, will share stories of how they started their careers in social change, how they are currently adding value to Africa and where their ideas are taking them next. The community is welcome to send questions ahead of time at entrepreneurship at brown.edu. A reception will follow. Room 130, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, 85 Waterman Street.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoiZxZ_Oujzjj6yFZUjob6OfCNjdqnwQAs4ur5pgfls-B6sw/viewform
   Tuesday 17 April 5:30pm to Thursday 19 April 11:00pm   International Fiction Now    Don DeLillo, Paul Auster, William Kennedy, T.C. Boyle, Marlon James and a host of other literary luminaries join Brown’s Department of Literary Arts for a three-day festival of readings and performances honoring the work of novelist and Brown professor emeritus Robert Coover.Coover, who taught at Brown for 33 years, “broke open the carapace of postwar American realism to reveal a fantastical funhouse of narrative possibilities” (The Guardian) and “is probably the funniest and most malicious [of all postmodern writers], mixing up broad social and political satire with vaudeville turns, lewd pratfalls and clever wordplays” (The New York Times).Held at various locations around the Brown campus.   https://www.brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events/ifn
   Wednesday 18 April 4:00pm   Puerto Rican Resilience and Resistance in the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria    Brown’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies hosts a teach-in focusing on the Puerto Rican grassroots recovery efforts and activism that has held communities together in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Panelists include Shey Rivera, artistic director of AS220; Arturo Massol, associate director of Casa Pueblo; Andrew Colarusso, a visiting professor of literary arts at Brown; and students from the University of Puerto Rico and Brown. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2018/puerto-rican-resilience-and-resistance-aftermath-hurricane-maria
   Wednesday 18 April 7:00pm   Danza Organica: Running in Stillness    See acclaimed dance troupe Danza Organica perform "Running in Stillness," a dance theater suite on the impact of mass incarceration on women and their families. The 45-minute performance will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session with the performers. Registration is required. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space allows. Studio 1, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/danza-organicas-running-in-stillness-tickets-43721016738
   Thursday 19 April 5:30pm   A Litany for Survival: Black Lives Matter in the Age of Trump    In 2015, veteran political organizer and NYU professor Frank Leon Roberts began teaching the nation's first Black Lives Matter course on a college campus. Based on the award-winning pedagogy of his original curriculum #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus, Roberts provides audiences with tools for engaging BLM in the context of today’s politically-charged climate. In this talk, Roberts not only argues that the Black Lives Matter movement makes the world a better place for all people, regardless of race, but also shares insights on how students, educators and college campuses can contribute to political resistance movements. Room 305, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/humanities/events/cogut-institute-events#roberts
   Thursday 19 April 5:30pm   RaMell Ross: In Conversation    RaMell Ross, a writer, photographer, filmmaker, Mellon Gateway Fellow and assistant professor in Brown’s visual art department, discusses his latest project, the feature-length film “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” with the film’s co-writer, artist and RISD faculty member Maya Krinsky. The film paints an emotive portrait of the Historic South, trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race. Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  http://arts.brown.edu/event/ramell-ross-conversation
   Thursday 19 April 6:00pm   The Rape of Recy Taylor    Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old African American sharecropper, was walking home from church in Abbeville, Ala., on the night of Sept. 3, 1944, when she was abducted and raped by six white men. The crime was extensively covered in the African American press and was an early catalyst for the civil rights movement — but the attack, like many involving black victims during the Jim Crow era in the South, never went to trial. Brown’s Swearer Center presents a screening and discussion of “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” a hard-hitting documentary exposing the legacy of physical abuse inflicted upon black women. Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert ‘62 Campus Center, 75 Waterman Street.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-screening-filmmaker-panel-the-rape-of-recy-taylor-tickets-44601382937
   Friday 20 April 12:00pm   Founder Friday: Cheryl McCants '86    The Jonathan M. Nelson Center’s Founder Fridays series this week features Cheryl McCants '86, founder and CEO of Impact Consulting Enterprises. McCants has been named PR News’ Top Woman in Public Relations, Positive Community’s Hidden Figure and the Stevie Awards’ Woman of the Year. In this talk, she shares her entrepreneurial journey and emphasizes the importance of good storytelling. Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, 75 Waterman Street.  https://entrepreneurship.brown.edu/event/founder-fridays-cheryl-mccants/
   Friday 20 April 8:00pm   Concert: Brown Orchestra    The most famous four notes in classical music history kick off Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 … but what comes next? Find out at the Brown Orchestra’s spring concert. Also on the program is Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring soloist Brian Vuong, and Joan Tower’s 2005 work “Made in America,” a critical yet patriotic look at the hard work it takes to uphold the U.S. Constitution’s lofty ideals of freedom and equality. Sayles Hall Auditorium, 81 Waterman Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/music/events/brown-university-orchestra-concert-5
   Saturday 21 April 10:00am   Comparing Landscapes, Monuments and Memories Across the Mediterranean    If the archaeological study of memory in the ancient Mediterranean has spread like a forest fire, it was scholar Susan Alcock who lit the match. Fifteen years after the publication of her book, “Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments and Memories,” the moment is ripe for an assessment of the field. In this colloquium, several scholars who use archaeology to trace patterns in commemoration and forgetfulness, including Alcock herself, compare and analyze their case studies from civilizations around the Mediterranean Sea. Room 108, Rhode Island Hall, 60 George Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/archaeology/content/colloquium-other-pasts-comparing-landscapes-monuments-and-memories-across-mediterranean
   Saturday 21 April 4:00pm   Reflections on Reproductive Justice with Wendy Davis    In honor of the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Brown invites Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Texas) to campus for a conversation on reproductive justice. Davis will speak about the importance of activism and grassroots organizing, particularly given the national political climate. A local representative will join Davis, a Rhode Island native, in a conversation about reproductive justice as it relates to our state and the Brown community. Tickets are limited; please RSVP. Brown and state IDs will be checked at the door. No bags will be permitted in the venue, and photography is prohibited. Friedman Auditorium, Metcalf Research Building, 190 Thayer Street.  http://bit.ly/senatordavis
   Wednesday 25 April 5:30pm   ‘3000 Nights’: Screening and Q&A    Based on true events and set in the 1980s, Mai Masri's movie "3000 Nights" tells the story of a wrongfully convicted Palestinian schoolteacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison, where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope. Conversation and commentary with Masri and other Middle East scholars at Brown will follow the screening. Room 106, Smith-Buonanno Hall, 95 Cushing Street.  http://watson.brown.edu/mes/events/2018/screening-3000-nights-qa-mai-masri
   Thursday 26 April 4:15pm   The Pope Who Would Be King    In his new book, David Kertzer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Pope and Mussolini,” takes on a pivotal, untold story: the bloody revolution that stripped Pope Pius IX of political power and signaled the birth of modern Europe. With a combination of gripping, cinematic storytelling and keen historical analysis, rooted in an unprecedented richness of archival sources, Kertzer sheds fascinating new light on the end of rule by divine right in the West. Kertzer joins scholars from Brown, Harvard and Fordham Universities in a panel discussion on the topic. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.  http://watson.brown.edu/events/2018/david-kertzer-pope-who-would-be-king-exile-pius-ix-and-emergence-modern-europe
   Thursday 26 April 5:30pm   Reading: Layli Long Soldier    Poet Layli Long Soldier reads from her work as part of Brown’s Writers on Writing Reading Series. Long Soldier is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She is the author of a chapbook, “Chromosomory,” and of a poetry collection, “Whereas,” and won the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award. Booklist calls “Whereas” a “wickedly smart, necessarily solemn, and unmistakably urgent addition to the continually burgeoning canon of Native poetry.” McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street.  www.brown.edu/cw/events
   Friday 27 April 12:00pm   From Obama's Presidential Campaigns to Startups: Changing the World through Technology    Michael Slaby, a former Brown varsity soccer player, found himself in the world of politics and entrepreneurship soon after graduation. Through his leadership experiences in both of the Obama campaigns to the Head of Timshel, a technology company that builds platforms to drive human progress, Slaby has become obsessed with changing and improving the world through technology and innovation. Slaby, now the executive director of Chicago Ideas, visits Brown for a discussion on the entrepreneurial process, social change and how technology and entrepreneurship can impact the world. Petteruti Lounge, Stephen Robert ‘62 Campus Center, 75 Waterman Street.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPAmGUic-kYcNkPDmS3gMCO5RQfkoNrWcz1M8cvpbeFFznaA/viewform
   Friday 27 April 7:00pm   Concert: Benjamin Nacar, piano    Just in time for spring, Pianist Benjamin Nacar '12 offers a program of lush, refreshing music, including Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Frédéric Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in F minor and selections from Johann Sebastian Bach's “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book II. The concert also features some of Nacar’s original work. Room 305, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/humanities/events/cogut-institute-events#galperin
    Monday 16 October 9:00am to Thursday 31 May 5:00pm   Exhibit: The Body As Site Of    In this exhibition, four contemporary artists of color engage in reflection on the complexity of identity, sometimes pushing back on misrepresentations, including stereotypes and cultural appropriation, other times presenting alternatives. Akujixxv, Devyn Galindo, Panteha Abareshi and Carolina Hicks’ artworks address the body as a site of personal agency, political activism, and vulnerability, while acknowledging that these topics are not necessarily discrete. Whether in the form of a photograph or an illustration, the emotionally evocative works convey multidimensional realities that challenge divisions of the physical and mental, the cerebral and visceral, and the spiritual and the material. Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA), Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/race-ethnicity/events/2017/09/exhibit-body-site-0
   Thursday 1 March 8:30am to Friday 20 April 5:00pm   ‘Trials, Tragedy & Resilience’ Montserrat Exhibit    “Trials, Tragedy & Resilience” is an exhibit recognizing and celebrating Montserrat’s rich cultural heritage on the 250th anniversary of its St. Patrick’s Day slave uprising. Montserrat, a small island and British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, has long been a center of cultural diversity and tension and has in the last 20 years been radically transformed by its active volcano. The histories presented here commemorate the resilience Montserratians have displayed over time in their responses to difficult conditions imposed by slavery, colonialism, resource scarcity and catastrophic natural disasters. Rhode Island Hall Atrium, 60 George Street.  https://events.brown.edu/events/cal/CAL-00147ca3-61e0d09f-0161-e20ebcbf-00001f37events@brown.edu/
   Saturday 31 March 11:00am to Sunday 27 May 4:00pm   33° | a series of exhibitions and public artworks regarding ice melt and climate change    The current crisis of climate change and the associated threat of ice melt and sea level rise has drawn a legion of international artists to Greenland, the Arctic and the Antarctic. 33° presents the work of six artists who have documented the extreme poles’ beauty and destruction: Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard (Germany) and photographers Olaf Otto Becker (Germany), Camille Seaman (U.S.), James Balog (U.S.), Jean de Pomereu (France) and Iain Brownlie Roy (Scotland, U.K.). Kirkegaard’s 40-minute soundspace “Isfald” (Icefall) will be on view alongside photographs of glaciers and the Greenland ice sheet by Becker and Seaman. Photo murals by Becker, Seaman, Balog, de Pomereu and Roy will be displayed on the facades of buildings across Brown’s campus. David Winton Bell Gallery, 64 College Street.  https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/33
   Thursday 1 March 8:30am to Friday 27 April 5:00pm   Rooms of their Own: Dwellings of the Enslaved and the Free in the Early Americas    Using items from the John Carter Brown Library’s unparalleled collections on the history of slavery in the Americas, this exhibition presents a narrative of slave dwellings ranging from El Mina, the 15th-century slaving fort in modern-day Ghana, through the Middle Passage to plantations that represented, in the words of W.E.B. DuBois, a veritable descent into hell in a New World. The exhibition focuses on construction techniques used to build plantation slave dwellings, the domestic activities that took place within them and the ways in which slave dwellings formed part of a larger colonial built environment. MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library, 94 George Street.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/exhibitions
   Thursday 5 April 6:30pm to Friday 1 June 9:00pm   White Wanderer    "White Wanderer" takes inspiration from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, which broke off into the Wedell Sea in July 2017, forever altering the landscape of the continent. Using real-life recordings of the sounds and frequencies of calving icebergs, along with satellite imagery of the 120-mile Larsen C crack, Chicago-based artist duo Luftwerk brings this remote place to life to deepen public understanding of the connection between climate change and sea level rise. Atrium Gallery, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  http://arts.brown.edu/event/white-wanderer-opening-reception
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