Destiny Frasqueri (aka Princess Nokia) visited Brown University on April 27th, the day before her Spring Weekend performance. In a conversation facilitated by bluestockings editor in chief, Sofia Robledo Rower, Destiny discussed escapism through music, being an Afro-Indigenous witch, and self love.
On Monday, April 17th, Jack Halberstam gave a lecture, “Trans: Bodies & Power in the Age of Transgenderism” for Women’s History Series at Brown University. Professor Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures.
On February 24th, 2017, Tiq and Kim Milan visited Brown University to discuss Blackness, queerness, and love as a radical act of resistance and source of healing in the face of adversity.
On February 14, 2017, Purdue University professor and author of Bad Feminist (2014), Difficult Women (2017), and Hunger (forthcoming 2017), Roxane Gay, spoke at Brown University on post-election action, feminism, and The Bachelor.
Lecture by Angela Davis, author, activist, educator, freedom fighter, at Brown University on February, 10, 2017.
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.
Reina Gossett, Eric Stanley, and Chris Vargas came to Brown for the Captive Genders, a conference on prison abolition, trans resistance, and queer liberation.
Part of the “How Structural Racism Works” series, Ruth Wilson Gilmore’s lecture “Industrialized Punishment” focused on mass incarceration and the criminal justice system.
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.
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!)
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.