[Summit] Fw: Featured Events at Brown through Sunday, March 10

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Tue Feb 26 02:55:10 CST 2019


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   Tuesday 26 February 5:00pm   Yemen’s Forgotten Wars    A most deafening silence has prevailed in the academic world since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their allies launched a war in Yemen in March 2015. In a talk, Harvard historian Rosie Bsheer shows how decades of destructive Saudi intervention and subsequent U.S. counterterrorism policies in Yemen have produced the country’s devastating current reality. Room 101, Stephen Robert ‘62 Hall, 280 Brook Street.  Learn more
   Thursday 28 February 7:00pm   Screening: Indigenous-Themed Shorts    The Brazil Initiative and Brown’s Portuguese and Brazilian Studies Department present an evening of Portuguese-language short films focusing on themes of indigeneity. Among the shorts is is Manu Campos’ 2016 film “A Middle Look,” part of an interactive documentary project that seeks to understand today’s indigenous people. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 111 Thayer Street.  Learn more
   Friday 1 March 5:00pm   Setting Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s Words to Music    Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan speaks about the creative process of composing his dramatic song cycle “Some Favored Nook,” which incorporates the correspondence and creative writing of poet Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, colonel of the first black regiment in the Civil War. Historical materials relevant to Nathan’s lecture, including pages written by Dickinson and original sheet music by famed composer Amy Beach, will be on view. A reception will follow. John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street.  Learn more
   Saturday 2 March 1:30pm   Chante Tin’sa Kinanzi Po: Still Standing Up for Standing Rock    This diverse event focused on recent political activism at North Dakota’s Standing Rock Indian Reservation features a panel discussion with Bobbi Jean Three Legs and Indigenous Water Protectors; a screening of “Black Snake,” a 360-degree experience portraying citizens of Standing Rock; and more. Light refreshments provided. Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street.  Learn more
   Saturday 2 March 8:00pm   Concert: The Brown Jazz Band’s 30-Year Reunion    Celebrate 30 years of jazz in the University’s curriculum with a concert by the Brown Jazz Band. The performance features Puerto Rican woodwind player and composer Ricardo Pons. Best known as the music director of Viento de Agua, Pons fuses Puerto Rican and Caribbean sounds with jazz and classical in his music. De Ciccio Family Auditorium, Salomon Center for Teaching, 79 Waterman Street.  Learn more
   Monday 4 March 2:30pm   Build, Don’t Bomb: A New American Foreign Policy    In a talk, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) discusses the need for a military that is ready and capable of protecting our nation’s security, yet not engaged in counterproductive, interventionist wars that cost countless lives and trillions of American taxpayer dollars. Gabbard also joins Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, for a discussion and Q&A. Room 001, Salomon Center for Teaching, 79 Waterman Street.  Learn more
   Monday 4 March 4:00pm   Income Inequality and Social Mobility: Data Meets Policy in Providence    Brown’s Wealth and Income Inequality Project hosts a talk with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Brown President Christina Paxson and Professor of Economics John Friedman. Registration encouraged. Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  Learn more
   Monday 4 March 5:00pm   Screening: ‘Moynihan’    Daniel Patrick Moynihan was more than a politician, sociologist and diplomat – he was a colossus of ideas and a man of deeds. As the film “Moynihan” shows, “Pat” was a man who embraced the contradictions and complexity of public policy in an age of rigid ideologies and political sloganeering. Director Joseph Dorman, a Class of 1981 graduate, joins Brown Professors Glenn Loury, James Patterson and Wendy Schiller for a panel discussion following the screening. Room 101, Stephen Robert ‘62 Hall, 280 Brook Street.  Learn more
   Wednesday 6 March 5:30pm   One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy    New York Times bestselling author Carol Anderson gives a talk on her new book, “One Person, No Vote,” a startling and timely history of voter suppression in the United States. Room 106, Smith-Buonanno Hall, 95 Cushing Street.  Learn more
   Wednesday 6 March 5:30pm   A Practice of Uncertainty: How Design Embraces Contingency    We tend to do everything we can to minimize complexity and uncertainty in our everyday lives. But what if professionals of all types, from designers to doctors, need productive relationships with complexity and uncertainty? In a talk, RISD’s Justin Cook argues for a greater balance between evidence-based clinical practice and the practice of uncertainty. Room 305, Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street.  Learn more
   Wednesday 6 March 7:00pm   Performance: Christine Sun Kim    Artist and educator Christine Sun Kim uses the media of drawing and sound in performance to investigate her relationship with spoken language and the aural environment. Kim discusses her quirky, playful and rule-bending work, which has been exhibited in New York, London, San Francisco and Shanghai. Studio 1, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  Learn more
   Thursday 7 March 5:30pm   Reading: Laird Hunt and Sawako Nakayasu    Laird Hunt, author of “In the House in the Dark of the Woods,” “Neverhome” and “The Evening Road,” and award-winning poet Sawako Nakayasu read from their work as part of the Department of Literary Arts’ Writers On Writing Reading Series. McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street.  Learn more
   Sunday 10 March 4:00pm   Concert: Mark Steinbach, organ    University Organist Mark Steinbach performs the music of Olivier Messiaen, Paul Hindemith and J.S. Bach on Brown’s 1903 Hutchings-Votey organ. Sayles Hall, 81 Waterman Street.  Learn more
    Saturday 12 May 2018 to Wednesday 1 May 2019 4:00pm   Drone Warriors: The Art of Surveillance and Resistance at Standing Rock    From April 2016 through February 2017, thousands of Native and non-Native people made the North Dakota Plains their home to stand in opposition of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. As the protesters faced police, roadblocks and heavy surveillance, a group of photographic drone operators emerged within their ranks, sending their flying cameras up and over barricades to illuminate spaces hidden from the public, unmask the face of force and show the world the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Their images motivated countless Americans to join the resistance, whether in person, on social media or through donations — and kickstarted a new movement of aesthetic protest. Haffenreffer Museum, Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street.  Learn more
   Saturday 12 May 2018 to Wednesday 1 May 2:00pm   Sacred is Sacred: The Art of Protecting Bears Ears    For centuries, Southern Utah’s Bears Ears region was home to Indigenous people who used its plants, animals and other natural materials to make their food, homes and culture. But while the area is rich in history, it’s also rich in oil and gas, and renewed calls for resource extraction threaten its natural and cultural landscape. This moving exhibition of contemporary and past art explores the beauty of Bears Ears and the ways in which Indigenous peoples have learned and healed through their fight to protect it. Haffenreffer Museum, Manning Hall, 21 Prospect Street.  Learn more
   Thursday 13 September 2018 to Monday 27 May 5:00pm   Joy + Justice    How do we live joyfully while working for justice? That question lies at the heart of this exhibit. The 22 artists assembled display a broad range of subjects, styles and traditions, but they share one common thread: connecting joy to justice. Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, 96 Waterman Street.  Learn more
   Friday 2 November 2018 11:00am to Sunday 17 March 4:00pm   Danny Lyon: The Only Thing I Saw Worth Leaving    In the 1960s, photographer Danny Lyon made a name for himself photographing everyone from student leaders of the Civil Rights movement to convicts in Texas prisons, insisting they all be seen. This exhibition, part of a broader Brown Arts Initiative series titled “On Protest, Art and Activism,” spotlights some of Lyon’s most thought-provoking work. David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art, 64 College Street.  Learn more
   Tuesday 22 January 4:00pm to Saturday 15 June 6:00pm   River Mile Zero    Rhode Island artist Kate Aitchison explores human intervention of free-flowing waterways in new, large-scale works on paper depicting the power, awe and obstruction of hydroelectric dams. Upper Lobby, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.  Learn more
   Thursday 10 January 10:00am to Tuesday 30 April 5:00pm   Entwined: Botany, Art and the Lost Cat Swamp Habitat    
In this exhibit, original watercolors of Edward Peckham sit alongside matching specimens collected generations ago in Providence’s Cat Swamp Habitat. The samples, long archived in the Brown University Herbarium, showcase the biodiversity that once existed in the city’s Wayland and Blackstone neighborhoods and provoke questions about the consequences of environmental change. Exhibition Gallery, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street. 
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   Monday 4 February 8:30am to Friday 26 April 5:00pm   LatinXpression: The Absorbing Nature of Line    
Drawn or painted lines can communicate boundaries, imitate nature or turn a person’s figure abstract. In this engrossing loan exhibition featuring nine Latinx artists living and working in Rhode Island, Los Angeles and New York, the focus is on lines and what they add to a work of two-dimensional art. Second Floor, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 111 Thayer Street. 
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   Friday 15 February 9:00am to Friday 10 May 5:00pm   Memory Work    Through a series of paintings, Haitian-born artist Renold Laurent uses different materials, from oil and acrylic paint to coffee grounds, to draw attention to the ways in which artistic imagination can compensate for artists’ economic limitations. Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 94 Waterman Street.  Learn more
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