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Month: April 2019

Graduate Student Mixer

When: Friday, April 19, 2019

Where: U-FLi Center

Time: 5:30 – 7pm

Join the U-FLi Center and the Graduate School as we come together to celebrate the experiences of Undocumented, First-Generation, Low-income Graduate students. With this U-FLi Graduate Student Mixer we hope to provide a space for students to come together, mingle, and find community at Brown!

Come to meet and connect with other undocumented, low-income, first-generation graduate students! We will provide refreshments and a relaxed environment to connect!

Please feel free to share/invite other U-FLi Graduate Students!

U-FLi Day of Visibility

When: Faunce Steps

Where: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time: 11am-2pm

In collaboration with FLIP National, First-Gens @ Brown and the U-FLi Center are participating in GEN Week 2019, an annual display of first-gen (and in Brown’s case, undocumented and/or low income) visibility on campus and across the country. Join us on April 17th and get your photo taken for our white board campaign to highlight what being U-FLi means to you or how you stand with the U-FLi community.

We’ll have some yummy Insomnia Cookies for you to munch on; hope to see you there!

U-FLiCon Remix: Reimagining the Myth We Tell About Ourselves

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Where: Brown Faculty Club

Time: 10:30am – 2:15pm

Join the U-FLi Center and the CareerLAB for this year’s U-FLiCON Remix!

For this special rendition of the CON, we’ve invited Paul Tran `14 to facilitate a workshop for student participants and provide a keynote address.

Additionally, alumni from a variety of industries will join us for a closing dessert reception and will be eager to share their experiences about how they navigated early careers as FLi graduates.

Come ready to listen, engage, and connect!

About the Workshop:
Participants in this generative writing workshop will read “Autobiography of Eve” by the poet Ansel Elkins. “I did not fall from grace,” Eve says. “I charged towards freedom.” We’ll write and share our own “Autobiography of…” poems, and in doing so, we’ll talk about the myths constructed about us and how, from the classroom to the workplace, we reinforce or subvert these myths.

About Paul Tran:
Paul Tran is the recipient of the Ruth Lily & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from Poetry Magazine and the Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Their work appears in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and Netflix movie Love Beats Rhymes, alongside Azealia Banks, Common, and Jill Scott. Paul is the first Asian American since 1993 to win the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam, placing Top 10 at the Individual World Poetry Slam and Top 2 at the National Poetry Slam. They are Poetry Editor of The Offing Magazine and Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in The Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Communities Not Cages: Dismantling the Immigration Detention Infrastructure in the U.S.

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Where: U-FLi Center Room 520

Time: 5:30pm-7pm

For the last event of the year, we are inviting organizers from the Detention Watch Network, a national organization founded in 1997 to combat the explosive growth of the U.S. immigrant detention system. Today, the DWN is a large national network bringing together diverse constituencies in collective effort to advocate, educate, and organize around migrant humans and the policing they face today.

Read more about DWN’s campaign #CommunitiesNotCages by following this link: https://www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/take-action/communitiesnotcages

The Privileged Poor

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Where: 85 Waterman St. Room 130

Time: 5:30pm

Through his research, Anthony Jack examines how class and culture shape how undergraduates navigate college by exploring the “experiential core of college life”. Here, he sheds new light on how inequality is reproduced by contrasting the experiences of the Privileged Poor and the Doubly Disadvantaged. The U-FLi Center is excited to invite Sociologist and Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard, Anthony Jack.

Read his amazing New York Times opinion piece: What the Privileged Poor Can Teach Us https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/opinion/sunday/what-the-privileged-poor-can-teach-us.html?ref=opinion

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