What to do this week: March 9 – March 15

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Monday, March 9:

Event: The Lecture Series: Neil Harbisson
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Granoff Center for the Arts

Student Creative Arts Council is hosting this lecture with Harbisson, a British contemporary artist and the first person to have an antenna implanted in his skull. Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, meaning he was only able to see the world in grayscale; the antenna translates color into sound, allowing him experience the colors of the world. He’s also a cyborg activist. Even if you can’t get into this lecture, it’s definitely worth reading up on.

Event: Free Community College for All?
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Salomon 203

Brown Political Forum is hosting this event to debate the recent announcement by President Obama to make higher education more available to the public by providing free community college. BPF, for their part, is providing attendees with free pizza.

Tuesday, March, 10:

Event: Berlin: Art and Memory, an evening with Stih & Schnock
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: John Nicolas Brown Center, 357 Benefit St

Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock are Berlin-based artists who have collaborated on work that focuses on the history of Berlin, Holocaust imagery, and collective memory.

Event: Police Profiling: Causes and Consequences
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Metcalf Auditorium

This panel will look at policies that have forced and fueled racial profiling, the rise in mass incarceration, and other effects of these policies. Panelist experts include Chris Burbank, chief of police at the Salt Lake City Police Department, and Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates and the National Association of Muslim Lawyers.

Wednesday, March 11:

Event: Whiskey & Words
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: New Harvest Coffee & Spirits, 65 Wesboysset St

If you’re a poet, this is your time to shine in an incredibly hip environment. First come, first read, and it’s open to the Providence community. Alternatively, don’t be brave, be quietly drunk, listening to some powerful words. Snapping may be required.

Event: Independent Study Design Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wilson 301

If you want to design your own GISP, or participate in one, but have no idea where to start, come workshop your idea with experienced GISP-ers. You can RSVP here.

Thursday, March 12:

Event: Pi(e) Day
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: The Underground

So it’s not quite on 3.14, but close enough! SPEC is sponsoring this event that involves free pie. ‘Nuff said. (Actually, the other thing that should be said is that you can sign up for a pie-eating concert here.)

Friday, March 13:

Event: Passing: An Un-Conference
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location Starts in Pembroke Hall 305

Several professors from different universities will take part in this day-long conference on the historical phenomenon of racial passing.

Saturday, March 14:

Event: Sarah Doyle Women’s Center 40th Anniversary Symposium
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Petteruti Lounge

This symposium will look at the activist history of the Sarah Doyle Center, and well as celebrate the many feminist Brown alumnae that made changes by putting theory into action. You can find a full schedule of the daylong event at the link above.

Event: 59th Annual Newport St Patrick’s Day Parade
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Newport Town Hall

An outdoor parade in this weather with this icy-snow-ground situation sounds miserable to me. But I guess everyone will be drunk and happy! We recommend you wear green.

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