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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:

The White Pube Speaks

RISD Global Initiative is proud to announce that this April, art critics and curators, The White Pube, will be visiting Providence to host studio visits, critiques, and a lecture! 

Learn more about each event here:
studio visits:
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Global Initiative meets every Sunday at 11AM in Ewing House.
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Tuesday, March 20

Brown Center for Students of Color

Rhythmic Resistance: Celebrating Asian Womxn with Karen Young

Join Karen Young, founder of the Genki Spark, for an interactive drumming workshop filled with rhythm, self-reflection, and space to discuss alongside other Asian womxn. Dinner will be provided!

Wednesday, March 21

Brown Watson Institute

Assa Doron & Robin Jeffrey — Waste of a Nation

Join Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey of the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific for an anthropological and historical account of India’s complex relationship with garbage.

Thursday, March 22

Brown Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America

Black Panther, Shaping Dynamic Futures

An interdisciplinary panel of Brown University faculty will discuss the cultural resonance of the film Black Panther in terms of art, science, technology, social justice, and current affairs.
AIGA Rhode Island and Better World by Design

KnowHER Design Talks featuring Whitney Anderson

As part of a series of talks by female designers, Whitney Anderson, a graphic designer who works with individuals, startups, small brands, and larger companies, will speak about her career.

Thursday, April 5

Brown East Asian Studies DUG

People Are the Sky: A Film on North Korea with Kim-Gibson

Join Brown East Asian Studies DUG and Kim-Gibson, the first and only person authorized by the North Korean government to film inside North Korea, for a screening of her documentary People Are the Sky. Discussion with Kim-Gibson will follow the film.

Saturday, April 7

Brown-RISD Hong Kong Student Association

HKSA Presents: Hanzi Screening

On Saturday, April 7th, at 5 PM in BERT 130, the Brown-RISD Hong Kong Student Association will be hosting a screening of Hanzi, a documentary film featuring modern Chinese typography and its international significance in conversation with visual design and cultural identity.

Meetings every Sunday at 11AM in Ewing House

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