How Structural Racism Works
Commencement Forum: Tricia Rose '93 PhD, "How Structural Racism Works”
Location: IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium), 85 Waterman Street.
This presentation shares ideas from Professor Rose's on-going research project, which aims to make accessible to the public what structural racism is and how it works in society. The project examines the connections between policies and practices in housing, education and other key spheres of society to reveal the intersectional and compounding effects of systemic discrimination as a significant force in American society today. In addition to sharing the outline of the project, Rose will also share her experiences with student co-researchers and creative contributors to the project.
Reception to be held immediately following at CSREA, 96 Waterman Street.
Tricia Rose is the Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University.... See MoreSee Less
Climate Action RI Meeting
196 Congress Ave, Providence, RI 02907-1720, United States
Agenda items: upcoming Senate hearing for carbon pricing bill, and getting carbon pricing and EFSB bills (related to Burrillville plant) up for a vote!!! And any other topics you want to discuss. We hope to have 2 guests: Monika from No LNG and Paul from Burrillville Land Trust. FYI: Plan is to meet every other Wednesday going forward.
Rally for Good Jobs and Good Food!
Lets make Price Rite do right!
Join us on Thursday, June 1st at Price Rite of Providence as we rally for good jobs and good food. Come out and help let Price Rite know we are rejecting its unfair treatment and neglection of its employees as well as its surrounding community members.
RI jobs with Justice Annual Awards Dinner
This is our annual awards fundraiser. Please come buy tickets, there are many different price points and options for attending. This is a way to celebrate and build RI's Premier Labor Rights organization.
Wear Orange Event
Family Picnic To Celebrate Lives Lost To Gun Violence
Join us to heal through art, yoga and coming together
Please RSVP at the following link
March For Truth - Providence, RI
Rally Partners: IndivisibleRI and RI Chapter WMW
Speakers: Sam Bell, Rep. Aaron Redunberg (more to be added)
We call for a #MarchForTruth on Saturday, June 3rd to raise our voices and let our elected leaders know that Americans want answers. The legitimacy of our democracy is more important than the interests of any party, or any President.
Across the country, peaceful demonstrations will be arranged on Saturday, June 3rd. Our goals are simple:
• As much information should be made available to the public as possible, and as soon as possible;
• Congress should require Donald Trump to release his tax returns to clarify his business interests and obligations to any foreign entity;
• If crimes were committed or if collusion is discovered, it must be prosecuted.
Can you help us? We are looking for volunteers. Email email@example.com for more information.... See MoreSee Less
North South Trail Keep RI Beautiful Fundraiser!
Charlestown to Burrillville
Join Burrillville, Rhode Island native/ Union College KY gradute in Natural Resources Recreation Management and current college mountain bike coach, Sean Trinque on a hike to raise awareness and much needed funds to help Keep RI Beautiful in their fight against the Invenergy power plant proposal. You can join Sean's hike and pledge .25, .50, .75, or $1.00 per mile or any donation. Total hike, 78 miles!
The fundraising collection process will be set up closer to the date of the hike!
Trail information is in the first comment on this page!... See MoreSee Less
Canvass for Reproductive Rights (6/5)
WHERE: Location TBD. We are strategically planning where to canvass next! We will post on this page to keep you updated.
WHEN: Every Monday in June, from 5-8pm.
WHO: Everyone who is ready to act to protect Rhode Islanders' reproductive freedom. No experience necessary!
WHAT: Door-knocking for reproductive rights!
WHY: You have the ability to change Rhode Island's laws! When Rhode Islanders write, call, and show up at the State House, they show our legislators that it is time to pass the Reproductive Health Care Act.
During our canvass, we will be talking to residents about The Reproductive Health Care Act of 2017 and asking them to sign postcards to send to their state Senators and Representatives. This important legislation had a hearing in the RI State House, but was held for further study. We need this bill to come out of House committee, have a hearing scheduled in the Senate, come up for a vote, and pass. This act would change RI state law to proactively protect access to safe and legal abortion services in Rhode Island, no matter what happens with Roe v. Wade at the federal level.
Now is the time for our elected officials to stand up for reproductive rights in Rhode Island.... See MoreSee Less
PVD Equality March for Unity and Pride
Providence Statehouse. Come as you are. The PVD March is in solidarity with the Equality March on Washington, DC and with cities from around the country. We are mobilizing LGBTQ+ communities, our loved ones and our allies – with particular focus on those who have been actively silenced and neglected – in the fight to affirm and protect our rights, our safety and our full humanity. We are also reflecting on the Pulse Massacre 1 Year later. We will use the Equality March, and sister events across the country, to give voice to our concerns, and to support, uplift, and bring attention to those in our communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, and disability. We affirm and celebrate that we are a mix of diverse communities. Lack of unity has caused many of our needs to be neglected or ignored. But now, for 2017 and beyond, we are working to learn from our prior mistakes and come together through common belief in inalienable human rights and dignity for all.
Details will change a little. Check for updates.... See MoreSee Less
Resist Hate East Bay meeting
Details to follow.
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, resiliance & 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.... See MoreSee Less
Rise Up 5K - Providence, RI
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.
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... See MoreSee Less
YDRI State Convention
On Saturday, July 1 the Young Democrats of Rhode Island will host their 2017 state convention at Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island. More details to follow.
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 current YDRI members. To renew your membership go to: www.youngdemsri.org/members... See MoreSee Less