12pm – 1pm Rochambeau Music Room, 84 Prospect Street
12pm – 1pm Rochambeau Music Room, 84 Prospect Street
"What I Am Thinking About Now" is an on-going informal workshop/seminar series to which faculty and graduate students are invited to present and discuss recently published work and work in progress. All are invited to attend and participate.
12pm – 1pm CSREA, Lippitt House, 96 Waterman Street
The event will be a panel and discussion format. Attendees will be able to ask questions to panelists (consisting of professors and students) and the audience. Students and community members are also welcome to submit questions they would like to be addressed here prior to the event. This event was made by the collaboration efforts of the Latino Heritage Series, Black Heritage Series, Dominican Students at Brown, and the Students of Caribbean Ancestry. FOOD will be provided. You can access the FB link here.
7pm – 8:30pm Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief and to the Hurricane Relief Fund of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.
7pm – 10pm Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, 393 Broad St.
9am – 10:30am Kapstein Room in the Brown Faculty Club
This teach in will examine what DACA is, how it impacted undocumented immigrant communities, and why it was repealed. Panelists will also consider how activists and others are managing the uncertainty and attempting to impact the laws and public opinion on the issue of DACA.
5pm – 6:30pm Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St.
For this year’s art exhibition, the theme should be feminicidios or “Femicides.” The art pieces that will be displayed should represent in one way or another the injustices that women face in US, Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean.
7pm – 9pm Leung Family Gallery (Second Floor)75 Waterman St., Providence, RI 02912
Jorge Olivera Castillo is Brown University’s International Writers Project Fellow for 2017-18. This event will provide the Literary Arts and Brown community with an opportunity to meet Jorge, hear him read from his work, and speak with him about his experiences as a dissident writer and journalist in Cuba.
4pm – 5pm Chelovich Family Lounge, Dept. of Literary Arts, 68.5 Brown St.
These advertising cards for the firm Chocolate E. Juncosa, in Barcelona, depict scenes from Cuba’s War of Independence, 1895–1898. Founded in 1835, the company offered cocoa and sugar of the finest quality. This set contains 36 numbered chromolithography cards with color illustrations and caption titles. The reverse of each card contains text advertisement for the company.
Second Floor Landing, John Hay Library, 20 Prospect Street, Providence
Inspired by Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s classic "Life is a Dream," the theater production of "Dreamlandia" by Octavio Solis tells a story that illuminates the various perspectives of people living on the edge of the United States and Mexican border.
Leeds Theatre, 83 Waterman St.
Come and meet members of the Hispanic Studies faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, teaching assistants, and staff at this casual event. OIP staff will also be present to answer questions about study abroad, and best of all there will be tapas and bocadillos.
4:30pm – 5:30pm Rochambeau Music Room, 84 Prospect Street
5pm – 6:30pm Smith-Buonanno, Room 106
Tribute to the 43 students who disappeared in Ayotzinapa, Mexico in 2014.
Faunce House Lower Art Gallery, Brown University
6pm – 7pm Rochambeau Music Room, 84 Prospect Street
6pm – 9pm Rochambeau House (Music Room), 84 Prospect St., Providence
12pm – 1pm Seminar Room 205, Mencoff Hall
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Joukowsky Forum
Joel Wolfe will give the Thomas Skidmore Memorial Lecture this Thursday from 7-9pm in the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute. His talk, "O Grande Brasil: A Spatial History of the Making of a Nation," reinterprets modern Brazilian history by using geography as its starting point. He will discuss how almost every key event, practice, and social arrangement in Brazil was fundamentally shaped by the nation's massive size.
Joel Wolfe is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His work studies the impact of modernity, industrialism, and trade on Latin American societies and their politics. His primary focus is modern Brazil. His most recent publication was Autos and Progress: The Brazilian Search for Modernity (Oxford 2010). He also published Working Women, Working Men: São Paulo and the Rise of Brazil's Industrial Working Class, 1900-1955 (Duke 1993). He is currently writing a history of trade in the Americas, tentatively titled, "The Global Twenties: Trade and Society in the Western Hemisphere in the 1920s." He was Thomas Skidmore's advisee at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
7pm – 9pm Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
Talk with Prof. Mayra Santos-Febres, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. This talk will focus on the structural developments of storytelling and worldview in the Contemporary Caribbean. Using the concept of "reticular configuration" proposed by Edouard Glissant in his essay "Poetiques de relation" and connecting with Chuco's Quintero's argument about body, mulatto music and Afro-Caribbean world view in his essay "Cuerpo y Cultura", I'll be discussing how there is a new proposal in the structuring of the narrative in the novels "Dicen que los dormidos" (Sergio Guierrez), "La mucama de Omicunlé" (Rita indiana) and in my novels "Fe en disfraz y La amante de Gardel".
5:30pm Music Room, 84 Prospect Street, Rochambeau House
Jennifer Nelson is the author of two books about women's health: More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement and Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement.
12pm – 1pm Peter Green House
Carlos Caridad Montero/ Venezuela/ 2014/ 97 min. From the country that boasts over 600 beauty pageants each year comes 3 Beauties, a scathing satire of Venezuela’s fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. Perla is the single mother of two competitive daughters, products of her own unfulfilled childhood obsession to become a beauty queen, and a son who she completely ignores. As the years pass, Perla’s unlimited efforts to achieve her dream through her “two princesses” transforms everyone’s lives into a nightmare. Toddlers & Tiaras meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic, devious comedy.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Juokowsky Forum