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in front of university hall
Sign Up Here to Read!
In conjunction with the closing of the draft of the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, we invite the entire campus community to join us for an afternoon of “feedback” and hear: recitations of demands and recommendations submitted by Brown University student groups; the publications from Mizzou, Yale, and other universities across the nation who are also demanding more of their institutions; the thoughtfully drafted critiques of Brown Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion plan; and the scholarship that both critiques the present moment and offers ideas for imagining otherwise.
But we need your voice to make it work.
Please sign up for the time and reading of your choosing. Grads, undergrads, faculty, adjuncts, staff, PVD community members welcome.
Not sure what you want to share? Check out this list of potential readings.
SUGSE members are proud to be one small part in the big effort of authoring this thoughtful, on point correction to all the vacuous applause Brown’s publicity machine has been stirring up over that big old price tag attached to a whole lot of tired rhetoric.
Read full article at Huffington Post.
If you couldn’t make it to this week’s SUGSE meeting, here is a brief run-through of what you missed: We discussed how SUGSE will anticipate the Diversity Action Plan, expand and embolden its social media presence, and work to better understand the challenges faced by students in a wide range of disciplines.
Join us Next Week!
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Hope to see you at the black out events today. 12pm at Van Wickle, 1pm on the Main Green!
Stand Up For Graduate Student Employees (SUGSE)
SUGSE stands in solidarity with NAB (Native Americans at Brown) in their fight to compel the university to change Fall Weekend to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
It’s about the least you could do, Brown. Get with it!
You can Sign NAB’s petition here!
This week we will be bringing back the amazing SUGS booth!
Except this time it will be outfitted for passersby to play a short game of GRAD LIFE. SUGS has retooled this classic game to highlight issues that affect the lives and careers of graduate students at Brown. Will you get top marks in your coursework? Get into an amazing summer research program, but need to come up with the funds to support yourself? Maybe things have been going great, but you decide to start a family and realize there isn’t easily accessible childcare and that maternity leave isn’t nearly as robust as you’d hoped…
Come play a short round and see how your GRAD LIFE turns out and also get some tips on how you can advocate for a different outcome if things don’t go as well as you’d planned!
Come have a drink with SUGS on Friday March 6 at 5pm in the GCB! Bring your cohort-mates, or meet new friends, and celebrate our hard-won dental care! You can talk about ongoing issues, find out more about the work SUGS does, or just relax with fellow grads. The first 5 pitchers are on us! Cheers!
Continue reading “We won dental–let’s drink to that!”
Its National Adjunct Walk Out Day! Adjuncts across the country are walking out to demand better wages and fair labor conditions. SUGS stands in solidarity with all adjuncts, those walking out and those who can’t for fear of retaliation. Check out this great interview to learn more about the movement.