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The Artful Career: Building Your Creative Professional Path @ Busboys & Poets
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Nontraditional careers have captured widespread media attention and watercooler talk time, but truly valuable information about what it means to work in arts and culture fields, how to get there, and why it matters can be hard to find. And what is a “creative,” anyway?!

Join the Brown Club of DC on Thursday, April 11 for a free evening of professional insights and alumni networking that will address this gapand have fun doing it. A moderated panel will answer career-building questions for people working in creative fields, as well as share creative leadership techniques for people in more traditional careers. The evening’s discussion will also engage the vital question of how the creative work we do (or can do) impacts matters of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. The panel will be followed by lightly-structured mingling time (snacks will be provided). Attendance for this event is free but is capped at 50 to ensure an engaging experience, so RSVP soon!


Marcia Chatelain MA ‘03 PhD ‘08 (Moderator) is a Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University and creator of the #FergusonSyllabus.

Richard Willis ‘90 (Panelist) is an award-winning Theatrical Producer, whose work has appeared on Broadway, London’s West End, and throughout the United States and Canada over the past eighteen years.

Kate McMahon (Panelist) is a Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, which the co-organizer along with the CSSJ of the Global Curatorial Project.

Victoria Sams ‘90 (Panelist) is a Program Officer in the Division of Education at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Rob Montz ‘05 (Panelist) is a self-taught documentary filmmaker, thought leader, and founder of Good Kid Productions.

Read their full bios here.


This event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ), which is a core group of Brown alumni and donors who help to support, inform, and expand the Center’s mission and work. Learn more here about the Center’s engagement with projects around the world related to the ongoing legacy of slavery in both scholarly and public humanities arenas.


The Brown University Club of Washington D.C. fosters community and furthers intellectual curiosity and exploration among Brown University alumni and their friends in the greater Washington D.C. area

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The club organizes a variety of events throughout the year, including social events, cultural events, sporting events, alumni spotlight events, and educational events, as well as ongoing programs such as the Brown DC Book club.

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