TWC E-Bulletin Week of April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

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TWC Events and Announcements

TWC Student Leadership Award Nominations

Deadline Extended: April 14, 2014

Please nominate undergraduates who've made a difference in the TWC Community!
www.brown.edu/twc

E(RACE)D But Not Forgotten Conference

Saturday, April 19, 2014

E(RACE)D But Not Forgotten is an all-day conference on April 19th, exploring the racialization and politicization of Asians in America. The schedule consists of two addresses by Mee Moua and Crystal Lee, as well as workshops throughout the day that explore topics such as the development of the Asian American identity, Asian Americans as people of color, and racialization of Asian immigrants in the United States. All are welcome. 

8:30-9:20 am: Breakfast/Registration and Opening Remarks
9:30-10:20 am: Keynote Address - MEE MOUA
10:30-11:50 am: Breakout Session 1- HISTORY AND IDENTITY FORMATION (1) Representations of Asian Americans in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Kangzhi Chen, Nicole Meehan) (2) Identity Formations of Asian-Transpacific Identities in 20th Century (Yang Zheng, Yoon Kyung Shim, Luyu Zhang) (3) Perpetual Foreigner: Where Are We From? (facilitated by Vi Mai, Mary Nguyen, Jieyi Cai) 12:00-12:50 pm: Lunch
1:00-2:20 pm: Breakout Session 2: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (1) Transpacific Articulations and Cultural Exchanges (Yi-hung Liu, Larry Au, Bo Sun) (2) Asian Americans Today (Edward Cleofe, Walter Kikuchi, Luyu Zhang)
2:30-3:50 pm: Critical Reflections (facilitated by Aanchal Saraf, Sarah Day Dayon, Jenny Li, Krishan Aghi)
4:00-4:30 pm: Closing Remarks - CRYSTAL LEE
6:45-9:00 pm: Asian Arts Fest presented by the Asian American Student Association (2013-2014) 

MISSION STATEMENT:
E(RACE)D But Not Forgotten is a conference, organized by Brown University and RISD students, on the Asian experience in the United States. The conference strives to explore the racialization of Asians as people of color within the Black/White racial paradigm. We seek to challenge all attendees to rethink notions of identity by contextualizing personal experiences within a social justice framework and a broader political history of Asians in the U.S. We hope this conference will create a base for exploring personal/political identity and provide accessible spaces for transformative dialogue and action.

Black Heritage Series presents - "Kai Davis: Spoken Word"

Thursday, April 17, 2014
6:30PM - 8:00PM
Location: Carmichael Auditorium, 89 Waterman Street


 

Brown Events and Announcements

Financial Literacy Spring Workshops

For the full schedule of workshops, click here for the brochure or here for the link. 

Bottom-Up Place Making: Graffiti-murals and Latino/a Urbanism

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6:00PM
Location: List 120, College Street 



OBSIDIAN magazine is seeking submissions!

OBSIDIAN magazine is a new online literary and visual arts magazine based at Brown University. our mission is to showcase the creativity and experiences of people of the African diaspora at Brown. this includes: Black Americans, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Latin@s, mixed-race individuals & continental Africans.

Submit to us any of your poetry, fiction, personal narratives, critical analyses of current events, academic essays/research, films, videos of performance art, audio music files, & photography as it pertains to our mission!

Please send submissions in .doc, .jpeg, .mov, or .mp3 format to obsidianatbrown@gmail.com with a short biography (up to three sentences in length) and the subject line “submission.” we ask that written submissions be no longer than 4,000 words in length each, and that audio/film submissions be no longer than 10 minutes in length each.  although this literary/visual arts collection focuses mainly on the experiences of people of the African diaspora, we accept the work of anyone not of the African diaspora who feels that they have positive work to contribute to the space!

Spring 2014 Academic Workshops

To look at the workshop schedule for this term, click on this link. Feel free to request an academic coach by emailing advising@brown.edu if you are interested in any of these topics but can't make the workshop.

Teach English in Olneyville!

Want to get involved in the Providence community, work with the immigrant community, or learn about participatory education and teaching English? English for Action is a non-profit adult education community organization in Olneyville offering English language classes.

EFA is currently recruiting Assistant ESOL Facilitators for the Spring semester. Please email ana_ramirez@brown.edu for more info!
Sponsored by the Swearer Center. More info at www.englishforaction.org/

Seniors, Apply to the Theories in Action Conference!

Seniors, how are you capping off your Brown experience? Do you want to share your work and engage with fellow seniors in an interdisciplinary dialogue?

Share your projects with the Brown community at Theories in Action 2014, April 25th-27th. TiA is an interdisciplinary conference celebrating the research, leadership activities, theses, artistic productions, and other capstone projects of Brown’s graduating senior class.

Visit our website at browntia.wordpress.com to learn more and apply today!

Participate in a Research Study

Researchers at Brown University are looking for people aged 16-18 to participate in a study about the attitudes, social environments, emotions, and health behaviors of older teens and young adults.
Participants will be compensated up to $85.
People who are interested in signing up should go to the following website, to fill out some screener information and see if they are eligible: http://goo.gl/1TD8Yk

BOLT applications due Friday

BOLT (Brown Outdoor Leadership Training) participant applications are due THIS Friday, April 18th. BOLT is the only college outdoor program in the country that serves sophomore and new transfer/RUE students. First-year and new transfer/RUE students are encouraged to apply. No experience necessary! Visit us at brown.edu/bolt

NPHC Week 2014

April 14 -18, 2014

NPHC Week 2014!
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, comprised of the nine most prominent Black Greek Lettered Organizations, presents a week of dynamic, educational and social programming.

Monday, April 14
Middle School Reading Program
Act as a reading buddy for 6th grade students who need assistance with reading and comprehension.
Knight Memorial Library
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 15
Resume Workshop
In Collaboration with the Brown CareerLAB
Preparing a resume is the first step in securing an internship, job, or graduate school placement. Learn how to build a resume, write a cover letter, and ace an interview.
Refreshments Will Be Provided.
Smith Buonanno Hall Rm. 101
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, April 16
Lunch with Prospective Students
Share your college experience with interested high school students visiting campus.
Harambee Lounge
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Wings & Mocktails
Fellowship with your friends and favorite Greeks over wings and blended mocktails. A well-deserved study break amidst food, music and games.
Harambee Lounge
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, April 17
NPHC Karaoke Night
Location TBA

Friday, April 18
Community Engagement
Serve as a mentor to elementary and middle school students at the John Hope Settlement House.
To RSVP Contact:
Oyeleye Odewunmi or Jazmine Williams
3:00pm - 5:00pm

NEW Expanded Hours for HIV Testing at Health Services!

Mondays - Fridays
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Health Services, 13 Brown Street

FREE + confidential HIV testing is now available on demand at Health Services, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm. No appointment needed -- just walk in. Results available in about a half hour.

Free, confidential HIV testing at Health Services is always available by appointment. To schedule your appointment, call 401.863-3953 or book online at osh.brown.edu.

44+ The Story of Latin@s at Brown

Saturday, April 19, 2014
1:00PM
Location: Metcalf Auditorium

Come celebrate the history of Latina/os at Brown! We will be introducing Professor Leticia Alvarado to Brown's Latina/o community and have performances by SHADES OF BROWN and MEZCLA.

We will also have a short presentation on the history of Latina/os at Brown to show how the presence of Latina/os has changed this institution. Delicious food from Mexico Garibaldi will be served at the Underground immediately after the event!

Curricular Resource Center Fireside Chat

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
6:00PM
Location: The Underground

Incarceration, Disparities, and Health in America in the Age of Healthcare Reform: Health Communication and Health Literacy as Barriers to Care for Former Prisoners

Friday, April 18, 2014
1:20PM - 3:20PM
Location: Hillel House, Winnick Chapel, 80 Brown Street (at Angell Street)

With presentations by Deborah Florio, Medicaid Administrator, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Prof. Bart Laws (Brown’s School of Public Health), Prof. Leah Holmes (RIC School of Social Work), Yvonne Heredia, RN and Tammy Natale, RN (Neighborhood Health Plan), Patricia Threats, RN (RI Dept. of Corrections), and Abe Henderson (Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-Violence)      

A driving force behind the nation’s epidemic of incarceration is the lack of adequate community-based care for mental illness and addiction. The Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid coverage to most low income citizens in states electing to expand coverage. Former prisoners should now have greater access to healthcare, mental health services, and substance abuse treatment in the community, strengthening their reintegration and lowering recidivism and incarceration rates. But financial barriers are not the only reason returning prisoners fail to get healthcare. Successful connection to post-release care must be understood and addressed in the context of a broad spectrum of competing survival priorities and reentry needs. The challenges of engaging a medically disenfranchised population in long-term care must also be addressed.    

Most inmates, 80-90% of whom are uninsured, have not had regular preventive care in the community as adults but instead relied on emergency departments for acute care. The population also suffers from low literacy rates. As a result knowledge and understanding of the healthcare system and basic health information is often limited, which impacts the ability to make appropriate health decisions. Improving health literacy for this population is a critical challenge that is only beginning to be addressed. A key piece of the solution is to improve health communication at all levels, with a particular focus on effective provider/patient communication and understanding. This symposium will explore health literacy and health communication as barriers to care for former prisoners from different disciplinary and practice perspectives, and examine potential paths to address the issue.

Organized by:
The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights 

Sponsored by: 
The Pembroke Center of Brown University
Brown University’s School of Public Health 
Brown/Tufts/Lifespan Center for AIDS Research 
The Damiano Foundation


 

Off-Campus Events

Summer Institute for Native Americans in Genomics

It is run by an all-star crew of Native scientists and academics as a "one-week workshop aimed at discussing the uses, misuses and limitations of genomics as a tool for Native American communities. The workshop will also assist in training Native Americans in the concepts and methods currently used in genomics. 

The goals of the workshop are to: 
1. facilitate discussion on indigenous cultural values and whether scientific methods can be beneficially incorporated with these values, 
2. provide awareness of how genomics is currently used as a tool to assist in projects focused on natural resources, history and health and
3. to increase the number of Native Americans in science research, leadership and teaching careers at all levels."  The application process will be competitive with selected participants receiving funds to cover travel, housing and food expenses for the week of the workshop. 

The website is here: http://conferences.igb.illinois.edu/sing

Coordinating Interfaith Exchange

As an interfaith exchange coordinator, you will meet once a week with the three other coordinators (usually for an hour on Thursday) to plan the discussion for the upcoming Sunday. Then, on Sunday, you lead a group of Providence High Schoolers to a service organization or help them to develop their own community service project from 2-4, and then return to Brown for interfaith dialogue on a particular issue from 4-5:30 (e.g. interfaith relationships, faith and violence, gender roles in religion, etc.)   Here's some more info about Interfaith Exchange:  our website--http://interfaithexchange.wordpress.com/  

The Interfaith Exchange is a unique opportunity for high school students to engage with peers of different faiths in order to realize the beauty of interfaith exploration. Students of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other religious backgrounds will will embark on a year-long journey together to work across religious lines, answering a number of challenging questions: What is interfaith collaboration? How can we use what we learn about different faiths to benefit our communities? In the process of answering these questions, members will develop and implement a year-long service project in Providence. 

How it works:  As a member of the Interfaith Exchange, you’ll be a part of an exciting and innovative movement to shape the way we help others, through the way we understand different faiths.

You will:

  •  Meet every week with the group from September 2013 – May 2014
  • Develop in-depth understandings of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and other faiths through text study & visits to fellows homes/religious institutions
  • Participate in discussions about contentious issues from an interfaith perspectives
  • Be led by Brown University students (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu) who have a wealth of religious knowledge and extensive public-service experience
  • Design and implement a weekly service initiative
  •  Participate in leadership training workshops focusing on issues of social justice and inter-religious collaboration
  • Meet leaders in the local non-profit sector and in religious communities
  • Have lots of fun spending time with local teenagers from different religious backgrounds

BRYTE Summer Camp Counselors

BRYTE Summer Camp is a six-week academic enrichment program for refugee youth in Providence, ages 6-14. Through experiential learning, ESL-focused curriculum, and innovative group enrichment, BRYTE summer camp works to combat the disparities in academic achievement for refugee youth. BRYTE students will have the opportunity to develop confidence in English language acquisition in a supportive learning community. Partnering with Providence-based organizations and community leaders, BRYTE’s curriculum in Providence strives to facilitate refugees’ transition to life in the city.  

BRYTE Summer Camp is currently recruiting passionate, committed people to serve as camp counselors. See our application for more information!

Maximum Step Show

Friday, May 2, 2014
7:00PM
Location: Johnson & Wales Wildcat Center, Shipyard St, Cranston, Rhode Island 02905

The Lambda Xi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. presents their inaugural Maximum Step Show as part of Maximum Kappacity Weekend! Come see professional step groups compete for $2,000 in prizes. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Tickets can be secured at www.jwuprovtickets.com.


 

Career and Internship Opportunities

Apply to the Match Corps today!

Accepting Applications through May 31st.

Match Education is a non-profit education foundation in Boston. We're all about closing the achievement gap and urban education reform. A couple of programs we have that address both of these big issues, our Match Corps and Match Teacher Residency programs.
Match Corps is a one year urban education fellowship where recent college grads serve as tutors and mentors either in Boston or Chicago.
To find out more about our Match Corps: Boston opportunity, click here: http://www.matcheducation.org/match-corps.
To find our more about our teacher prep program for those who want to teach in high performing public charter schools click here: http://www.matcheducation.org/mtr.
Questions or would you like to speak with someone directly? Email Lynn at Lynn.Ahumada@matcheducation.org

TFA Sustainable Justice Fellowship

Sustainable Justice Fellowship  is open to any low-income college freshman who is interested in applying. For more info, contact Melanie Lazare at Melanie.Lazare@teachforamerica.org

Goldman Sachs Opportunities

Click here for more information on Goldman Sachs about their 'Discover GS Camps' - nationwide programs for underclassmen, women, and black, hispanic and Native American students.  Deadlines to apply vary.

Interning In New York City this summer? Where Are You Going To Live?

Educational Housing Services is a great option. EHS provides safe and convenient housing to students and interns in NYC.

The EHS signature lifestyle includes:
• Fully furnished rooms with private bathroom
• Free: TVs, high-speed internet, cable and national calling
• Free: on-site fitness center, lounges, and kitchens
• 24 hour security, laundry facility, plus MUCH more
If you will be living in NYC this summer, but can’t make a year-long commitment, this may be an easy solution. To find out more about EHS and the properties that are available this summer, visit: http://studenthousing.org/and/university or call 1-800-297-4694.

AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard University LWP Union Scholars Program

For more details, head over here. Those who are interested to get in touch with people who have completed the internship should contact Tina at tina_m_park@brown.edu

Yat K. Tow Prize & Derek Canfield Barker Prize

The Swearer Center awards the Yat K. Tow Prize & Derek Canfield Barker Prize each Spring to students who have distinguished themselves in their leadership, academic achievements, and community service work. Deadlines are April 11th for the Barker Prize and April 19th for the Yat K. Tow Prize.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Health Leads Summer Fellowship

Interested in the relationship between urban poverty and poor health? Want to work in Providence this summer? Apply to the Health Leads Summer Fellowship. Email healthleads.providence@gmail.com to learn more and receive an application.

SAAPHI Internship

For more information, click here for the brochure.

Resource Generation is Hiring: Family Philanthropy Organizer and Chapter Organizer

We are excited to be hiring for two positions: A Family Philanthropy Organizer and a National Chapter Organizer.  

Do you love community organizing and the mission of RG? Know people who do? Check out the job descriptions and pass them along to awesome community organizers who care about wealth redistribution, organizing wealthy people, family philanthropy, and funding social movements. Help RG powerfully organize hundreds (and in the future, thousands) of young people with wealth for the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power. 

Position located in Oakland, CA, or NYC, NY. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Position open until filled. Questions? Email jobs@resourcegeneration.org.

Apply to Match Teacher Residency today!

Do you want to be an unusually effective first year teacher in a high-poverty charter school?
If so, you should consider Match Teacher Residency, a highly innovative, one-year teacher training program.
Basically, we give college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers. We then help them find teaching positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.
What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) We are prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher. Members of MTR learn and practice very specific "Teacher Moves." 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in charter schools that have a track record of "turning around" low-performing kids. 3) We have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships one-on-one with kids and parents, then leveraging those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforce rules consistently, and maintain high expectations of students.
MTR is no different from Match Corps: Boston, our full-time tutoring fellowship, from Monday-Thursday. However, unlike regular Corps members, MTRs want to go on to become full-time teachers in high-need, "No Excuses" charter schools. On Fridays and Saturdays, MTRs learn about the nuts and bolts of teaching, experience hours of hands-on practice, and receive in-depth coaching. Student teaching takes place on Fridays and Saturdays, as well; the whole program is designed so that it doesn't interfere with the primary responsibility of tutoring your students.
MTRs also pursue a Masters of Effective Teaching Degree from our sister institution, the Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education. For more information about the Masters degree component of MTR, have a look at our website: http://www.matcheducation.org/match-teacher-residency/sposato-graduate-school-education.
As mentioned above, Match Teacher Residents also serve in Match Corps: Boston, our one-of-a-kind yearlong tutoring fellowship. The Match Corps program began in 2004 and is the first of its kind in the nation. The Corps is a group of top recent college graduates who work one-on-one with 6-8 Match High School, Middle School, Match Next or Match Community Day Elementary School students each day for an entire academic year. All three schools are open-admission charter public schools in Boston, MA. This full-time service year program is designed to fully close the academic achievement gap between minority students and their non-minority peers, one student at a time.
For more information about Match Teacher Residency, check out these resources:
A video introduction to Match Teacher Residency:

See video

website: http://matcheducation.org/join-us/match-teacher-residency-boston
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application is available online at http://matcheducation.org/applymtr

Apply to be a Brown Student Language Exchange Fellow!

Do you speak a language that isn't taught at Brown? Are you looking for a rewarding teaching and mentoring experience? Excited about sharing your language with others? Apply to be a Brown Student Language Exchange fellow!

Fellows introduce their peers to a new language and share their culture through weekly sessions throughout the semester. Our positions are paid and open to enthusiastic and motivated fellows! To learn more or to apply, click here. Applications are due April 15th!