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Reunion 2006 Celebrated Diverse Communities

Here are some exciting events that celebrated diverse communities during last Reunion Weekend.

Friday, May 26



Multicultural Alumni Committee (MAC) Reception

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Brown Alumni Association's Multicultural Alumni Committee (MAC) kicked off reunion weekend with a celebration of Brown's Third World Community and multicultural alumni affinity groups (A4, BULAC, & IPC). This annual event honors the achievements of our student and alumni leaders. Entertainment and light refreshments served. Maddock Alumni Garden Tent.

Third World Center Reception
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Classmates and friends mingled in the renovated TWC lounge and enjoyed the musical talents of fellow alumni. Third World Center, 68 Brown Street.


Saturday, May 27



"There Should Be More Water" Poetry & Print Collaborative
2:00 pm

A collaboration by Jarita Davis ’96 and Alexandra Huttinger ’96, included this series of poems and prints that focuses on Cape Verdean and Cape Verdean-American culture. Alex and Jarita talked about creative processes and how their collaboration evolved.  John Hay Library, Lownes Room.

Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4) Celebration
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A4 recognized the Class of 2006 and their families with an afternoon of hospitality and entertainment. Included performances by student groups, and a new feature film screening of Purity, by NaRhee Ahn ’93. Open to students, alumni, community members, and friends. Petteruti Lounge.

Inman Page Black Alumni Council (IPC) Annual Meeting and Reception 
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
This year's annual meeting featured the induction of the Inman Page Black Alumni Council's newly elected officers. Refreshments served at the post-meeting reception. Open to all alumni and friends. Smith-Buonnano Hall.

Brown University Latino Alumni Council (BULAC) Reception
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BULAC reception. Third World Center, 68 Brown Street.

TBGALA (Transgender, Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Alumni) Reception
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This annual tradition brings graduating seniors and their families together with alumni, faculty, administrators, and staff. Cocktails and light refreshments served. Robinson Hall.


Latino Commencement Dinner
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

An evening dedicated to celebrating the Latino graduating class of 2006 and their families. Open to all Alumni. Program included remarks by guest speaker, Joseph L. Perez ’93, M.D., the newly elected BULAC President (2006 – 2008). Verney-Woolley Dining Hall.

ONYX Rites of Passage Ceremony
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Graduating seniors received their "Rites of Passage" stoles during this dinner and ceremony, a traditional precursor to the Commencement exercises. Seniors, their families, alumni, and faculty all took part. Pizzitola Sports Center. Tickets: $15