Upcoming Events

PVD Energy Fair: Music, Food, Workshops, Electric Cars and more!

Saturday June 24th - 10:00am - Saturday June 24th - 3:00pm

PVD Energy Fair: Music, Food, Workshops, Electric Cars and more!

Southside Cultural Center
393 Broad St
Providence, RI  02907 Map

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Free Family Fun!
Find out how to acess Renewable Energy!
Food Trucks!
Music!
Workshops!
Speakers!
Solar Vendors!
Electric Car test drives!
Fossil Fuel Free Heating Challenge!
Child care available during workshops
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Feria de Energía de Providence!
Gratis y divertido para toda la familia

Sábado, el 24 de Junio.

South Side Cultural Center
393 Broad St. Providence, RI

Lo nuevo en la energía limpia
Música en vivo
Camiones de comida​
Talleres gratis
Excurciones de tóxicos

Servicios de guardería, y traducción serán disponibles.
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333 interested  ·  67 going
World Refugee Day

Saturday June 24th - 12:00pm - Saturday June 24th - 4:00pm

World Refugee Day

Burnside Park, Providence, Rhode Island

Come together to celebrate & support Rhode Island's refugee communities during World Refugee Day. It's more important than ever that we recognize the incredible strength, resilience & contributions those who have been displaced bring to our state.

The event is free, family-friendly, featuring world music and dance, children’s activities, & educational exhibits. Some fun activities include: professional performers, henna, mini-soccer and mask- making. Enjoy free water, snacks & access to several local food trucks.
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298 interested  ·  127 going
Resist Hate RI Community Meeting and March to State House

Sunday June 25th - 2:00pm - Sunday June 25th - 4:30pm

Resist Hate RI Community Meeting and March to State House

Hope High School
324 Hope St
Providence, RI  02906 Map

Our Sixth Resist Hate RI Community Meeting is scheduled! We meet to continue organizing resistance to the hateful ideology that brought us Trump and threatens our communities and our planet. We'll discuss the successes and failures of the state legislative session so far, and how we can keep the resistance strong this summer. Then, we'll end the meeting by marching to the State House to demand action on our goals.

Newcomers of all backgrounds are welcome!

Draft agenda:

- Welcome: Introduce Steering Committee. Summarize recent success/failures of the resistance movement. Explain remaining state legislative pushes, describe our summer goals.

-- Breakout 1 (Panel discussion): Hear from a panel of activists who lobbied for state legislation this year on issues including human rights, economic justice, gun control and climate change on what enabled them to succeed, or what mistakes or structural impediments limited them. This will be a great chance to understand what really goes on under that dome.

-- Breakout 2 (Getting Ready to Run for Office): Thinking about stepping up into political leadership by running for office? This session will teach you the basics of a campaign and give you tips and strategies to prepare to run.

-- Breakout 3 (Recruiting Candidates): Know someone in your community you think would be a great leader? This session will help you think through who in your community could be a great candidate and how you can support them as they make the decision to run.

-- Breakout 4 (Building power in your community): A discussion about how to start a Resist Hate RI subgroup or other progressive group in your community. This session will provide specific examples of how to start a group, engage like-minded people, and sustain energy on a personal level to advance policies you believe in.

- The March! We'll march (with a band, of course) to the State House, where we'll leave messages for legislators on the work they still need to do before summer vacation! How? Show up to find out!
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PVD Ward 3 City Council Candidate Forum (Night #2 of 2)

Tuesday June 27th - 6:30pm - Tuesday June 27th - 8:30pm

PVD Ward 3 City Council Candidate Forum (Night #2 of 2)

Martin Luther KingElementary School
35 Camp St
Providence, RI  02906 Map

Please join your neighborhood associations of Ward 3 for NIGHT TWO of a two-part series designed around community conversation and getting to know the candidates for city council.

Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Summit Neighborhood Association and Observatory Neighborhood Association are proud to work together to co-host this opportunity for our unique and diverse community to come together and consider the future of our representation at City Hall. The series will include TWO evening engagements at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary on Camp Street.

Evening #1 - Thursday, June 15 at 6:30pm: In the "Un-Debate" format, Ward 3 residents will have the opportunity to speak and voice their concerns to the candidates. Other than a brief introduction, the candidates' job will be to listen rather than talk. In a conversation moderated by Mike Ritz of Leadership RI and Angie Ankoma, we hope to share our differences and highlight our similarities across the place we all call home.

Evening #2 - Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30pm: In the more traditional candidate forum format, moderator Ted Nesi of WPRI will pose questions on a variety of issues to the candidates and allow them to respond and explain their positions. The questions will be developed from the questions and concerns raised during the Un-Debate on the first evening.

All Ward 3 City Council candidates who qualify for the ballot are invited to participate in both events, regardless of party affiliation. Our neighborhood associations are run as non-partisan organizations, and this candidate series will reflect that.

Light refreshments will be served during each event. Child care will be available.

We hope that you will join us for one, or both events, and help us make this conversation great!
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Climate Action RI Meeting

Wednesday June 28th - 7:20pm - Wednesday June 28th - 8:50pm

Climate Action RI Meeting

196 Congress Ave, Providence, RI 02907-1720, United States

Please come to the next Climate Action Meeting! Strategic planning for where our efforts are most needed over the summer and to prepare for next year. Pizza provided so please RSVP if you can! (Also please think about or comment about the schedule of these meetings going into September, Tuesdays may be a possibility or alternating days of the week)

34 interested  ·  5 going
Introduction to Nonviolent Direct Action

Thursday June 29th - 6:00pm - Thursday June 29th - 9:30pm

Introduction to Nonviolent Direct Action

The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI   Map

Intro to NVDA: This brief workshop offers an introduction to the history of Nonviolent Direct Action and its implementation as well as examples of intersectionality within our community/movements, affinity groups and their formation, consensus decision making, and a discussion on self-care and community care.

When: Thursday, June 29th 6-930pm

Location: The FANG Collective, 545 Pawtucket Ave.#113 Pawtucket, RI

Register here: goo.gl/forms/NLMVMcxQBr9N6YqG3

Please contact sherrie@thefangcollective.org for any questions about the training or for any childcare/accessibility needs.

About the facilitators:

The FANG Collective has been resisting Spectra's fracked-gas pipeline expansions for three years. FANG was the first organization to carry out direct actions targeting Spectra's "AIM" project in 2014. Since then, their group continued to grow and now host the NVDA centric campaigns: StopSpectra, TakeOnTextron, NoDAPLSolidarity, NoNewPowerplant. NoLNGinPVD, as well as provide trainings --- Intro to NVDA, Social Media in Action, Jail Support/Police Liaisoning, Security Culture, and Kingian Nonviolence.

FANG believes in empowering and supporting frontline communities to learn and develop the skills they identify as effective in their own campaigns. This has led to meaningful partnerships and collective resistance to fracked gas infrastructure along the East Coast.
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Rise Up 5K - Providence, RI

Saturday July 1st - 8:00am - Saturday July 1st - 11:00am

Rise Up 5K - Providence, RI

Providence, RI
Providence, RI  02901–02912, 02918, 02919, 02940 Map

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, people of all walks of life, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations will RISE UP together across the nation for the world’s largest running/walking event. With a collective voice of footsteps, we will run to the cadence of liberty, freedom, and justice for ALL. Join today and make history. RISE UP. RUN. BE HEARD.

If you have yet to register, the shirt order deadline is June 22! Anyone registering after June 22 will be mailed the shirt and bib by USPS. Those who register after June 22 will still be able to participate, but may not receive a shirt prior to the event. REGISTER TODAY!

Can’t join us on July 1st? Then support the cause by registering for the RISE UP 5K - NATIONAL VIRTUAL RUN. Click here to learn more: localraces.com/rise-up-5k/rise-up-5k-national-virtual-run
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Be The Change Party

Thursday July 13th - 6:00pm - Thursday July 13th - 8:00pm

Be The Change Party

Greenvale Vineyards
582 Wapping Rd
Portsmouth, RI  02871 Map

Whether you can only spare 5 minutes a day or want to run for office, come find out how you can: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Talk with local politicians and community activists. Enjoy pizza, wine, music, and a fun trivia game!

Suggested donation: $20/person.

Advance tickets available online at www.portsmouthdemocrats.com and in person at Allen's Wine and Spirits, 3001 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871: www.allenswines.com/ Tickets also available at the door (check or credit card only).
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YDRI State Convention

Saturday July 15th - 12:00pm - Saturday July 15th - 5:00pm

YDRI State Convention

Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island
175 Broad Street
Providence, RI  02903 Map

On Saturday, July 15th the Young Democrats of Rhode Island will host their 2017 state convention at Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island.

The convention program will include:

-The "How to Run and Win," a newly-elected legislator panel. All panelists our were first time candidates who won in 2016, Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Rep. Evan Shanley, and Sen. Jeanine Calkin will share about their experience of running winning campaigns.

-A meet and greet with elected leaders and lunch.

-Trainings from some of the state's top political organizers and how to get involved in current campaigns that matter to young people.

-Election for vacant Young Democrats of Rhode Island board positions (more details to be posted).

YDRI is an organization comprised of young Rhode Islanders committed to realizing democratic change. We advocate for issues that matter to young people and their families, and we work to elect young people to public office, as well as candidates that support the issues that matter to us.

This event is free to attend and exclusive to active YDRI members.
To renew your membership go to: www.youngdemsri.org/members
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