What to do this week: November 17 – 23


Monday, November 17

Event: Beehive Design Collective Presents: Mesoamérica Resiste
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: List 120

The Beehive Collective is a non-profit creating anti-copyright graphics for use as educational tools. “The 18-foot ‘Mesoamerica Resiste’ graphic incorporates themes of community and ecological resistance and resilience against massive developmental projects in Mexico, Latin America, and South America.” Come check it out and discuss the work with free snacks. (You can check it out their other art here.)

Event: Students on Palestine and Israel: Part II
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: The Underground

The second round of this panel series will focus on how peace can be achieved between these two sides; panelists will again share first-hand perspectives and experiences, and student attendees will be encouraged to do the same.

Tuesday, November 18

Event: Janus Forum Presents: How Should Colleges Handle Sexual Assault?
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Salomon 101

Jessica Valenti, founder of femenisting.com, and Wendy McElroy of ifeminists.com will speak to the issues surrounding sexual assault on college campuses. The event will include an extensive Q&A with the audience.

Event: The Research on Rape Culture
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Wilson 102

This event provides an alternative to the Janus Forum at the same time. Dr. Lindsay Orchowski will discuss research on rape culture and sexual assault and their effect on society.

Event: Regulating Marijuana in Rhode Island: A Public Health and Safety Approach
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: List 120

This forum will discuss the proposition to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the state of Rhode Island and will incorporate a Q&A with the audience. The event will moderated by Jared Moffat, the director of Regulate Rhode Island.

Event: IFF Presents: Advance Screening of The Imitation Game
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Granoff Center

Who doesn’t love Benedict Cumberbatch (or at the very least, saying his excellent name)? The film is about Alan Turing, the genius who cracked the German Engima Code during WWII. Classic Cumberbatch genius role. IFF helps us stay on top of our cultural game with an advance screening.

Wednesday, November 19

Event: #AYOTZINAPA: A Teach-In on Mexico’s Missing Students
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kassar House, Foxboro Auditorium

This teach-in will focus on the 43 students that went missing in Iguala, Mexico, on their way to a political protest.

Event: Brown Campaign for Burma: Documentary Screening
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sayles 300

A free screening of They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain, a documentary about the recent political developments in Burma. There will be free Burmese-Indian biryani, so it is advised that you get there early!

Event: Senior Night#3: Dave and Buster’s
Time: 8:00 p.m
Location: Dave and Buster’s (buses will leave every 20 minutes from corner of Brown and George St.)

The Senior Class Board invites you to go down to the Providence Place Mall and eat, drink, and be merry. (A quick Google search tells me that Dave and Buster’s is an arcade-type restaurant, so there will be games and drinking and such.) The first 200 seniors will get a free $10 game card and food, so head down early!

Event: interFace-to-Face
Time: 8:00 p.m. (Also Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the same time)
Location: PW Upspace

The PW presents a show about social media, technology and connection, incorporating spoken word, scenes, devised improv, and audience interactivity.

Thursday, November 20

Event: Karma&Soul: Afro-Asian Solidarity Professor Panel
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Brown Center for Students of Color, 68 Brown St.

This panel will feature Professors Naoko Shibusawa and Tricia Rose; you can RSVP for the event here. Also, free Kabob & Curry.

Event: Fall Dance Concert
Time: 8:00 p.m. (also on Friday and Saturday at the same time, and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.)
Location: Ashamu Studio, 77 Waterman

The Department of Theatre and Performances invites you to the Fall Dance Concert (pretty self-explanatory); tickets are available here.

Friday, November 21

Event: Chinese-Latin American Relations in a Warming World
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

This conference will focus on the Chinese economic, commercial, and political ties with Latin America that encourage high-carbon activities, and what limitations are necessary in 2015 climate change agreements to work towards a more sustainable agenda.

Saturday, November 22

Event: Frost Fest Winter Festival
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Alumnae Hall

China Care Brown is having a fundraising festival this weekend, where you can expect the usual food, fun and performances, but also henna/facepaint, a Polaroid photo booth, and mochi making. Proceeds will go to the Half the Sky Foundation to cover the cost of surgeries for orphans in China.

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