What to do this week: October 6 – 12



Monday, October 6:

Event: The Future of Democracy in Hong Kong: A Teach In
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Wilson 102

Featuring five panelists from different universities, this teach-in will focus on the recent ruling by the Chinese National People’s Congress that declared that all candidates for Chief Executive in Hong Kong must be approved by a pro-Beijing election committee.

Event: Students on Israel and Palestine, Take Two
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location: Salomon 003

This meta-discussion will focus on the way we discuss Israel-Palestine on campus – the many forums, lectures, groups and panels interacting with the subject.

Event: 2nd Chinese Women’s Documentary Film Festival
Time: Various showings throughout the day, check FB page for more info
Location: Metcalf Auditorium

This film festival features Chinese-origin directors from around the world. Today is the final day of screenings and symposiums with directors.

Tuesday, October 7:

Event: Ricardo Lagos – Quo Vadis, Latin America? What Lies Ahead for the Region
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Watson Institute

The president of Chile from 2000 – 2006, and perhaps one of the most influential politicians from the region, Ricardo Lagos will be hosted by the Joukowsky Forum to speak about the future of Latin America.

Event: Hercules: See the Movie… Then Think About It

The Archeology Department is hosting this screening of the new Hercules movie, followed by commentary by Brown professors on the historical basis of the film. Also, free popcorn.

Event: Women in Comedy: Readings in the Upspace

Between Tuesday and Saturday, PW is putting on readings of…you guessed it…women in comedy. Plays include Three Tall Women by Edward Albee, A Plain Ride, written and directed by Jenn Maley ’16 and David’s Redheaded Death by Sherry Kramer, as well as an open mic.

Wednesday, October 8:

Event: Women in Social Entrepreneurship: A Creative Mind Lecture
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Englander Studio, Granoff Center

Three twenty minute lectures by three very impressive women (plus a Q&A). Deb Mills-Scofield ’82 worked in a variety of communications, tech, and manufacturing companies before founding her own socially conscious consultancy firm, Mills-Scofield LLC. Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist for The New Yorker, a Cultural Envoy for the US State Department and a founder of Cartooning for Peace, an organization promoting understanding the world through humor. Susan McPherson also founded her own consultancy, McPherson Strategies, that specializes in helping brands with doing social good.

Event: Holland Cotter: The Gail Silver Memorial Lecture
Time: 6:15 – 8:00 p.m. Location: RISD Auditorium, Canal St

Holland Cotter, a Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times art-critic, is coming to RISD to speak about how to be in-the-know on the New York arts scene and general artistic success. If you can’t get tickets, fret not, there’s a live simulcast available at the RISD museum.

Event: Red Light, Green Light, and Yellow Too: Your GPS Guide to Relationships

A part of a series of workshops hosted by the WPCs (Women’s Peer Conselours), this seminar will give guidance on relationships and the way race, gender, sexuality and class play a part in navigating that area of life. Also, free Kabob and Curry.

Thursday, October 9:

Event: Ebola Teach-In
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Wilson 102

Partners in Health is hosting the discussion to help students better understand how and why the Ebola outbreak happened and what can be done to help the thousands of patients and volunteers dealing with the epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Event: f@b Madewell Study Break
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Madewell, Providence Place Mall

In need of some mid-semester retail therapy? Fashion@Brown is hosting a special sale at Madewell, with food, stylists, and 20% of your purchase with student ID.

Event: Photography Departmental Exhibition opening reception
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Woods-Gerry Gallery, Prospect St

An exhibition of recent works by the RISD photography department. I’m guessing black and white?

Event: IFF Presents: Advance Screening of Men, Women & Children
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Location: Avon Cinema

IFF is kind enough to bring us another advance screening, once again helping us to preserve our culturally educated reputation. Men, Women & Children is directed by the same guy that did Juno and Up in the Air, Jason Reitman (though beware, the reviews aren’t quite on par). The plot = high school kids and parents interacting with internet.

Saturday, October 11:

Event: Rhode Island Mini Maker Fair 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: AS220

Tickets are available on eventbrite for the 6th annual Mini Maker Fair, which celebrates “do-it-yourself ingenuity, innovation, and STEAM education.” (I don’t necessarily know what it’s about, either).

Event: RISD Alumni Art Sale
Location: Benefit St

You might have walked by this last May; three times a year, vendors set up boots along Benefit St selling original work, ranging from jewelry to pottery to prints. All participants are RISD alumni.


1 Comment

  1. Lauren Galvan

    Check out our When Love Hurts panel discussion, hosted by Students for Samaritans, The Office of Residential Life, and Alpha Chi Omega.


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