What to do this week: February 1-7

Monday, February 1

Event: Brown Dems x BPR Present: Iowa Caucus Viewing Party (with Snacks!)
Location: Wilson 102
Time: 9:30 PM- 11:30 PM

Interested in learning more about the confusing caucus system? Want to be surrounded by politically-minded individuals? The Brown Dems and Brown Political Review will be co-hosting an Iowa Caucus results viewing party! Come for the political fun, stay for the snacks.

Tuesday, February 2 (Groundhog Day)

Event: Upspace Oddity, or Bowie Week
Location: PW
Time: 8:30 PM

Beginning on Tuesday night, join PW in celebrating Bowie. You can make a Bowie-inspired collage while listening to Blackstar and other releases. For the complete list of activities each night this week, click here.



Event: BUFF + MES Present: A Separation
Location: Joukowsky Institute
Time: 7 PM

BUFF has partnered with the Middle Eastern Studies Department for the continuation of the popular Middle Eastern Film Series from last year. On Tuesday, they will present the Oscar winning film, A Separation.

Wednesday, February 3 

Event: STEAM Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy
Location: List Art Building, Room 120
Time: 7:00 PM

RISD and Brown STEAM are hosting public events this week to conclude the RISD/Brown/MIT/BU STEAM Citizen + Virtual wintersession series, dealing with topics of internet citizenship. For more information and the full list of events each night this week, click here.

Event: The Gender, Power Sexuality Workshop Info Session
Location: Salomon 203
Time: 7:00 PM

The Gender, Power and Sexuality Workshop (GPS) is a 10-week discussion-based workshop that aims to remove the stigma surrounding marginalized genders and sexualities. Topics range from reproductive justice, colonialism, and capitalism to masturbation, sex toys and relationship models. To learn more, click here. If you identify as a POC and are interested in a POC only section, you can check out the other information session here. GPS was formerly known as FemSex.

Thursday, February 4

Event: Writing is Live 2016
Location: TAPS at Brown
Time: Feb 4 at 11:00 AM- Feb 7 at 8:00 PM

Writing is Live is an annual festival that celebrates the diversity and strength of new theatrical voices while simultaneously exploring the meaning of text in performance. There will be two workshop performances and two rehearsed readings.  This festival will be going on all weekend long.

Event: A Public Screening of CITIZENFOUR: Surveillance & Privacy in the Digital Age
Location: Smitty B
Time: 6:00 PM

Join the ACLU of Rhode Island and the ACLU of Brown University for a free screening of this Academy-Award winning documentary and a discussion of surveillance and privacy in the digital age. Watch the story behind the headlines and learn why Snowden, an ACLU client, wanted to protect the privacy rights of all.


Friday, February 5

Event: Brown Journal of World Affairs Release Party
Location: Faunce Underground
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Join the Brown Journal of World Affairs to celebrate the release of the Fall/Winter 2015 Issue. There will be free Kabob and Curry, music, and many copies of the latest issue to read and share.

Saturday, February 6

Event: STARLA & SONS: Coming In Hot
Location: Lower Salomon (001)
Time: 8:00 PM

Saturday night,  STARLA & SONS is crash landing into lower Salomon and performing a tight hour of long-form improv comedy “in whatever crater remains.” Get ready for aliens and star ships.

EventBLACKBALLED: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses
Location: Macmillan 117
Time: 6:00 PM

Come hear this year’s first lecture presented to you by the Black Student Union, Black Heritage Series, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Lawrence Ross will be speaking on his new book BLACKBALLED: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses. This book is a blunt look at the history, and current state of race relations, for African American students at predominately white institutions (PWIs). In this lecture, Ross aims to inform students about the history of campus racism and the best prevention.

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