Brown Campus

#ElaineBrownatBrown (A Storify)

Elaine Brown, former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, spoke at Brown University about Black Power to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers.


Ruth Wilson Gilmore at Brown (A Storify)

Part of the “How Structural Racism Works” series, Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s lecture “Industrialized Punishment” focused on mass incarceration and the criminal justice system.


Policing the Planet (A Storify)

This panel of contributors to the new book Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter led a discussion about policing repression and global resistance.


#PrisonStrikeTeachIn (A Storify)

Students Against the Prison-Industrial Complex (SAPIC) hosted this teach-in to educate folks about the current national prison strike against prison slavery, what the Prison-Industrial Complex is, histories of prison uprisings/resistance movements, and alternatives to prisons and the police.



Jennicet Gutiérrez is a Latina activist, organizer, and co-founder of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. On April 24, 2016, she spoke at Brown University, on trans liberation and the physical and structural violence that trans women still face in this country.


#OpalAtBrown (A Storify)

On March 19, 2016, Opal Tometi spoke at Brown University as part of the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Women’s History Month series, Imagine Resistance: Movements for a Better World. The following is Bluestockings’ live tweet recap of the lecture (with thanks to @BrownSarahDoyle as well!)


#BrownTogether (a storify)

On November 19, 2015, Brown University published a (draft) document called “Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan for Brown University,” a month after releasing its $3 billion dollar fundraising campaign, “Brown Together.” The following responses come from students and community members of color.

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