Ari is currently thinking about how to effectively work in and relate to communities that are not his own. He is a Community Fellow for Winter Break Projects and plans to double concentrate in History and Portuguese & Brazilian Studies.
The Power of Trial and Error
Former Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment (BRYTE) Tutor and Coordinator Tara Prendergast '12 shares her experience with failure as a motivator in making systemic change. Since graduation, Tara has piloted her own network for refugee youth, and currently works at an education advocacy organization in Pittsburgh.
November 16, 2015
November 10, 2015
Professor Sarah Besky is alternately described as a “goddess” (by her students), as “a thorn in corporations’ sides” (by herself) and as an anthropologist (by the rest of the world).
She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown and author of The Darjeeling Distinction, an ethnographic study of the lives of tea plantation workers in India. Here is an anthropological look at her journey from coastal Connecticut to lush Nepal and back to Providence.
November 3, 2015
Olivia’s commitment to Swearer runs deep. She helps lead and coordinate Rhode Island Urban Debate League (RIUDL), which empowers local high school students to project their voices through debate, and increases their college readiness and academic success (see her wonderful story on RIDUL here).
Recently, she has been grappling with how to make the Swearer Center more inclusive of students of color. It’s a crucial conversation for all public service centers - and universities in general - and I wanted to know her process.
October 29, 2015
Sierra Ed '18, Kara Roanhorse '18, and Phoebe Young '17 organized the Indigenous People’s Demonstration on Columbus Day, a protest centered around a petition to have Brown change the name of the holiday, currently known as Fall Weekend, to Indigenous People’s Day. They also held a “die-in” on the Friday before Columbus Day, in which students lay down silently for 52 minutes and 30 seconds to represent the 523 years of indigenous oppression since 1492.
Sierra and Kara are Navajo and Phoebe is Ojibwe. They spoke with me about their motivation for the protest, their transitions to college, and their identities as Native Americans.
September 11, 2015Five BRYTE Campers Tell Their Stories
August 13, 2015A Search for Identity across the Pacific