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Here are some events this week you might be interested in and some updates on what RISD Global Initiative is doing.

GI Announcements:

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Global Initiative meets every Sunday at 11AM in Ewing House.
Come visit us this Sunday to talk about Eat the World!

Thursday, November 1

50 Years Since 68: The Global and the Local

50 Years Since 68: The Global and the Local
A symposium on the international dimensions of 1968 in collaboration with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs 

Thursday and Friday, November 1 and 2 | Churchill House BassPas

Full schedule available at

Geometry in Conversation — a show of quilts & coverings

The infinity of printed fabrics... wildly labor-intensive processes... saving, piecing, & repairing... shared scraps and narratives: in other words, a whole bunch of quilts and other fabric objects brought together in one place, to hang out for a month. You're invited to come hang out here too!

Thursday November 1:
opening reception 5-8pm

Friday, November 2nd

Critical Coalitions: Conversation & Workshop with Hyejin Shim

Join us in welcoming Hyejin for a talk on Friday, November 2nd from 4pm – 5:30pm on the intersections of immigration, abolition, and sexual violence, discussing coalitional organizing in Survived and Punished and the Stand with Nan-Hui defense campaign which emerged to support Nan-Hui Jo, an undocumented Korean mother who fled the U.S. with her daughter to escape her abusive partner but was detained for child abduction upon her return.

On Saturday, November 3rd from 11am – 4pm Hyejin will facilitate a workshop on organizing support for survivors, particularly for criminalized/incarcerated/immigrant survivors in the context of the Trump administration and #MeToo moment. We will discuss, participate, and practice skills for one-on-one survivor support as well as broader coalitional/community mobilizations. We will also share some practices and strategies for navigating high levels of trauma in community organizing with care, particularly as many are feeling very impacted by the intense and continuous exposure to sexual violence in the last year. This workshop will be focused primarily on building and practicing concrete skills, particularly as Asian/American women and queer/trans people.

MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A (Providence Premiere!)

November 2nd at 8pm at the Columbus Theatre!

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.
Harvard Graduate School of Design

A Convergence at the Confluence of Power, Identity, and Design

This convergence marks the formation of a regional network of equity-focused design school student groups. We have a chance to grow and merge the many individual conversations happening in our departments and in our schools. The Shitty Architecture Men list did not tell us anything we did not already know; however, it did spark broad conversation in places where there had been uneasy silence. We must not return to that silence. We must interrogate aspects of architecture and design that have been traditionally defined by and built for a white patriarchal world. We must engage in a collective restructuring of the design disciplines and actively question the nature of design work and how gender and our other identities intersect in that work.

Meetings every Sunday at 11AM in Ewing House

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