Topic: activism

Brown Student Labor Alliance, which has been campaigning for air conditioning in the Sharpe Refectory to mitigate the kitchen’s summer heat, hosted a “Fans on Faunce” event Wednesday asking attendees to bring fans.

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Sharpe Refectory to gain cooling abilities in 2019

April 13, 2018 0 comments

The University announced on Thursday its plan to begin a multi-million dollar renovation to the infrastructure of the Sharpe Refectory this summer with the goal to permanently equip it with cooling abilities in summer 2019.

The six local advocacy groups that compose AMOR convened Feb. 14 to celebrate the coalition’s launch of a hotline that offers legal and mental support for immigrants and minorities.

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Local hotline provides legal support to immigrants

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Nearly two months after establishing a hotline that provides support to immigrants and minorities in Rhode Island, the Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance is focused on making small-scale community change by offering immediate support to its callers.

Deborah DeBare ’83, the new senior deputy director at the NNEDV, began her work on the issue of domestic violence while she was studying at Brown.

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Brown alum to fight domestic violence at national level

April 8, 2018 0 comments

The National Network to End Domestic Violence has hired Deborah DeBare ’83 as its new senior deputy director. She has served as the executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence for 23 years.

Leah Vernon, author of the blog “Beauty and the Muse,” came to the Providence Public Library as part of its “Hair Brained” series.

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Fashion blogger redefines beauty standards

April 2, 2018 2 comments

Leah Vernon started her blog, “Beauty and the Muse,” in 2013 because every time she looked at a beauty magazine all she saw were tall and thin white women.

Editorial: University’s response to racist flyers came too late

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: University’s response to racist flyers came too late

February 28, 2018 1 comment

On Feb. 3, a series of appalling racist and anti-black pamphlets were found around the University and surrounding neighborhoods.

Sports

Barash-David ’19: Let athletes be activists

February 22, 2018 1 comment

In 1968, American Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood on the podium in Mexico City shoeless.

Op-eds, Opinions

Carroll ’21: What the Super Bowl riots can teach us about race in America

February 20, 2018 1 comment

On the night of Super Bowl Sunday, football fans took to the streets of Philadelphia after the Eagles pulled off a historic upset in Super Bowl LII, bringing the team their first championship title.

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Alok Vaid-Menon delivers intimate performance

February 12, 2018 0 comments

The LGBTQ Center brought poet and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon to Rites and Reasons Theatre last Friday for an event in the Queer Legacy Series.

Bill restricting sex offenders in homeless shelters passes Rhode Island House, Senate

Metro

Bill restricting sex offenders in homeless shelters passes Rhode Island House, Senate

October 5, 2017 2 comments

A bill that would cap the proportion of registered sex offenders in homeless shelter beds at 10 percent for shelters passed in the Rhode Island State House.

Arts & Culture

Activist Body Symposium moves U. community

October 2, 2017 0 comments

The Atlantic Ocean was draped in sparkling teal scales and bright blue slippers.