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Long Story Short: Micro-Courses at South Providence Library

Long Story Short: Micro-Courses with Brown
Thursdays, monthly 6:00PM – 7:30PM
South Providence Library

This new series of presentations brings Brown University faculty members to South Providence to share an interesting text, a short talk and discussion, all inspired by the courses they teach at the university.

Come learn something new and talk about how these interesting ideas connect to everyday life! Pizza is provided, as well as a homework tutor for students in grades K through 6.

Thursday, February 28: The Importance of Family Photographs (“Against Invisibility: Asian Americans and Collective Memory”) 
Robert Lee, Associate Professor, American Studies

Thursday, March 21: Issues in Environmental Justice (“Pursuit of Happiness: Environmental Justice and Indigenous Rights”)
Ron Potvin, Assistant Director, Center for Public Humanities
Loren Spears, Director, Tomaquag Museum

Thursday, April 18: Blackness in the Latino World and Literature (“Narratives of Blackness in Latinx and Latin America”)
Dixa Ramirez, Assistant Professor, American Studies 

Thursday, May 16: Poems by Audre Lord and Adrienne Rich (“Motherhood in Black and White”)
Beverly Haviland, Associate Professor, American Studies

Thursday, June 20 Learning about Art and Education at New Urban Arts (“Methods in Public Humanities”)
Susan Smulyan, Professor, American Studies

The Long Story Short micro-courses are part of an exciting collaboration between PCL and the Department of American Studies and the Center for Public Humanities, Brown University. The partnership creates a range of projects over a five year period, thanks to a grant from the American Studies Association (ASA). English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students and recently arrived immigrants were the primary focus of the first year of this partnership The grant is overseen by Susan Smulyan, Professor of American Studies and Director of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and Kristen Iemma, a current PhD student in American Studies and MA student in Public Humanities who holds an MSLIS from Pratt Institute.