The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship hosts a panel featuring women entrepreneurs of color. Panelists including Providence City Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune and BeautyLynk founder and CEO Rica Elysee discuss their professional journeys and how our society can cultivate and nurture women of color with entrepreneurial ambitions. Crystal Ballroom, Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting Street.
The Department of Literary Arts hosts a two-day festival honoring poet, novelist and translator Forrest Gander, who taught at Brown and retired in the spring of 2018. Events include poetry readings, film screenings and a talk on the art of publishing contemporary poetry. Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street.
Living Unfinished Business: The Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement, Memory, and Voting Rights Today
In this day-long series of panels, veterans of the civil rights movement -- from photographers to community activists to lawyers and scholars -- discuss the distinctive legacies of the movement, the ways in which it is remembered and historicized, and the connections we can make between the movement and today’s voting-rights debate. Registration required. First Floor Seminar Room, Nightingale-Brown House, 357 Benefit Street.
Brown University Gilbert & Sullivan presents its fall show, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” This love letter to the Jazz Age and old-fashioned show tunes delivers big laughs, show-stopping choreography and hummable melodies. Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting Street.
Vibraphonist and composer Jay Hoggard joins Brown’s World Music Ensemble for a concert of uplifting, genre-crossing music. The World Music Ensemble, directed by Ghanaian drummer and composer Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng, brings Western instrumentalists together with traditional musicians from every culture, mixing the sounds of bongo, gyil, ukulele, tabla and more. Grant Recital Hall, 105 Benevolent Street.
Democratic National Committee Chair and 1983 Brown graduate Tom Perez and former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele lead a discussion on the midterm elections, partisanship in politics, and what’s next in Washington, D.C. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, 111 Thayer Street.