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When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Where: Green outside of 170 Hope St.
Bring a picnic blanket and come enjoy sandwiches and other treats from Olga’s Cup and Saucer!
***This is an opportunity to mingle with fellow undocumented, first generation college, and low income Brown students who are spending their summers in Providence.
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Where: U-FLi Center
Time: 3 – 4:30pm
Join the UFLi Center and your fellow UFLi students for our annual End of Year Celebration! We will also be commemorating our graduating seniors by presenting them with their UFLi graduation cords!
This event is a time for celebrating each other, hearing from graduating seniors, and enjoying each other’s company!
Food will be provided!
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!
When: Faunce Steps
Where: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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!
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.
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Where: U-FLi Center Room 520
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
When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Where: 85 Waterman St. Room 130
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
When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Where: 75 Waterman, Petteruti Lounge
The U-FLi Center is excited to invite Prentis Hemphill, a healer, movement facilitator and Somatics practicioner, and Erica Woodland (Class of ’02), a healing practitioner, movement leader and Founding Director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) for our first spring-time event: Blooming Beyond Survival: Healing Justice in our Working Class communities.
Blooming Beyond Survival will provide space to meditate on the framework of healing justice as a necessary component of our liberation movements, and to understand and cultivate healing from class-based trauma, particularly as working class people. This event will include a discussion between Prentis and Erica, who have worked together closely for many years, as well as guided practice to provide us with tools with which to feel groundedness and connection to ourselves and to each other.
Blooming Beyond Survival will take place on Thursday, March 21st from 5:30-7:00 pm in Petteruti Lounge at Faunce House, 75 Waterman Street
“Prentis Hemphill is a genderqueer and Texan born healer, movement facilitator, Somatics teacher, and writer living and working at the convergence of healing, individual and collective transformation, and political organizing. Prentis spent many years developing, learning and contributing to powerful organizations such as generationFIVE, Communities United Against Violence (CUAV), The Relational Center, Dignity and Power Now, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD) and as the former Healing Justice Director at Black Lives Matter Global Network – grappling with questions of how we value and transform ourselves and our intimate relationships, all while transforming conditions and institutions around us.”
“Erica Woodland is a black queer/genderqueer facilitator, consultant and healing practitioner born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 15 years experience working at the intersections of movements for racial, gender, economic, trans and queer justice and liberation. Erica is the Founding Director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. From 2012 to 2016, he served as the Field Building Director for the Brown Boi Project, a national gender justice organization working to change the way communities of color understand and experience gender. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University in Human Biology and Psychology in 2002.”
Thank you to our co-sponsors, CAPS, Health Services and B-Well for helping to make this event possible.
When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Where: U-FLi Center Room 520
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
For our kick-off event this semester, the U-FLi Center invites Jonathan Jayes-Green and Ronnie James from UndocuBlack Network (UBN), a multigenerational Network of Black undocumented immigrants organizing their own communities and building power.
Blackifying Migration: Transforming Realities and Healing Communities aims to “Blackify” our understanding of the undocumented population by highlighting the history, advocacy, resistance, and joy of Black undocumented immigrants. We hope that by amplifying the voices and work at the intersection of the immigrant rights and racial justice movements, we create future possibilities for organizing and solidarity on Brown’s campus and beyond.
Blackifying Migration will take place on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30-7:00 pm at U-FLi Center, room 520 (Sciences Library, 201 Thayer street, Providence).
All are welcomed!
“Jonathan Jayes-Green is one of the co-funders and the Director of the UndocuBlack Network. He believes freedom and liberation is possible by organizing and centering the voices and leadership of those directly impacted. Jonathan is a queer undocumented Afro-Panamanian DACA recipient who loves salsa, merengue and heartfelt hugs.”
“Originally from the Helen of the West, Gregory “Ronnie” James immigrated to the United States to reunite with his mother in late 2006. He is one of UndocuBlack Network’s Regional Leaders, charged with co-directing the networks New York City Chapter operations as well as the current National Policy Fellow. Ronnie is a current DACA recipient and Dream.us scholar enrolled in the Colin Powell School of Civic and Global Leadership at CUNY City College.”
Thank you to our Co-sponsors:
Brown Center for Students of Color (BCSC), Black Heritage Series, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
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