Upcoming Events

Workers Memorial Day Workshop

Thursday April 27th - 3:00pm - Thursday April 27th - 6:00pm

Workers Memorial Day Workshop

Occupational and Environmental Health Center of Rhode Island
410 South Main Street, Third Floor
Providence, RI  02903 Map

The Rhode Island AFL-CIO and RICOSH will observe Workers' Memorial Day to remember those who died on the job or suffered workplace injuries or illness; there is no better way to remember than to empower workers and allies to recognize worksite hazards and the tools and rules that workers need to prevent future illnesses, injuries and deaths.

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One Community: Raising Funds for Muslim Immigrants in RI

Thursday April 27th - 6:00pm - Thursday April 27th - 9:00pm

One Community: Raising Funds for Muslim Immigrants in RI

96 Rolfe Sqr., Cranston, RI 02910

One Community

#OneCommunityRI

A Dinner to Raise Funds for Muslim Immigrants to Rhode Island

When: April 27, 2017 at 6-8 pm
Where: Mosaic Restaurant, 91 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910
Sponsor: Religious Coalition for a Violence-Free Rhode Island
Tax exempt contribution: $50 per plate
Ticket purchase or donation via: Eventbrite at bit.ly/2o4j6tg

Please join us as we raise funds to support new Muslim members of our community who have recently called Rhode Island home. It is our hope to support and welcome our newest neighbors, some of whom have spent several years navigating the immigration vetting process, and are now in their new country. These folks often arrive with just a few belongings to begin their new lives. Together we can accomplish much.
In addition, or if you are unable to join us at Mosaic, please consider being an event Sponsor by contributing $25, 50, 75,100 or more. Your name will appear in our program in recognition of your tax-exempt contribution.

YOUR DONATION IS GOING TO: A HOPE (Americans Helping Others ProspEr), a Rhode Island based refugee resettlement organization.
For additional information: edyszlewski@gmail.com
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Evening of Advocacy

Thursday April 27th - 6:30pm - Thursday April 27th - 8:30pm

Evening of Advocacy

Refugee Dream Center
340 Lockwood St
Providence, RI  02907 Map

Members of the Moses Brown community and the Refugee Dream Center Mentorship program, pairing refugee youth in our community with students and adults in order to cultivate relationships and develop important life skills, will have their first partnership event, organized by Madeline Kerr. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to learn about local immigration issues, experience advocacy, witness the artistic talents of refugees and MB students alike, and build relationships with people of different backgrounds. This event will take place in the Moses Brown School's Alumni hall located in Providence Rhode Island from 6:30-8:30.
People are encouraged to bring snacks or treats, and also bring any hidden talents as it is an Open Mic event. Any funds raised at the event will be donated to the Refugee Dream Center in Providence, founded and directed by Omar Bah. The minimum suggested public donation per person is $5.
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RI Peoples Climate Mobilization

Saturday April 29th - 11:00am - Saturday April 29th - 12:30pm

RI People's Climate Mobilization

Rhode Island State House
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI  02903 Map

On April 29, the 100th day of Trump’s presidency, the #PeopleClimate March will bring together hundreds of thousands of people from across the country to demand JOBS, JUSTICE, and REAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS. Here in Providence, we'll have local bands, cheers, and speakers ranging from students, clergy, legislators, and activists.

Join us on April 29th at 11 AM at the State House as we rise together to stand-up for the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more.

For more info, check out this link: tinyurl.com/lkwwl7a or contact lauren_maunus@brown.edu if you want to get more involved!


***Additional March to Support***

On May 1, just two days later, join the Climate Justice and Just Transition Bloc, as part of the RI Jobs with Justice May Day march and rally to celebrate International Workers Day. This march will further highlight the urgency for strong climate action and the need to transition away from the fossil fuel economy in a way that protects and enhances worker and labor rights, and includes community involvement in policy decisions. We ask that you show up in force and take to the streets on May 1. RSVP to the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1128837273928329/

*We Mobilize To...*
1) Advance solutions to the climate crisis [that are] rooted in racial, social and economic justice and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.
2) Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
3) Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers.
4) Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.
5) Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all.
6) Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech.

See more: www.peoplesclimate.org
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May 1st Art Making and Assembly.

Saturday April 29th - 1:00pm - Saturday April 29th - 3:00pm

May 1st Art Making and Assembly.

Rhode-Island Jobs with Justice
3 Bell St
Providence, RI  02909 Map

This is the last art build and assembly for May 1st. Please come we need lots of long sticks, red and black fabric, short sticks, long fabric, tape, staplers, staples, glue and snacks.

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Flyer the Town

Saturday April 29th - 2:00pm - Saturday April 29th - 4:00pm

Flyer the Town

118 Gano St, Providence, RI 02906-3806, United States

Greetings All!

The outreach group is going to be running a flyering day on the afternoon of Saturday the 29th (Rain Date 4/30). We're going to be posting flyers in public areas and introducing RHRI to people who may not have heard of us before.

We will be heading to several different areas of Providence and Pawtucket, talking to people and just starting to initiate a greater degree of community dialogue.

***We have a particular need for Spanish speaking individuals willing to come along with us! If you might be available and you speak Spanish, please get in touch. We are more than willing to make accomodations for you.***

We'll be meeting up at 118 Gano street, but splitting ourselves up into groups from there to cover different areas. We can use as many people as we can get to cover as much ground as possible.

Please stay tuned for updates!
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70 Years Across the Sea - PVD Info Session and Clip Screening

Sunday April 30th - 3:30pm - Sunday April 30th - 4:30pm

70 Years Across the Sea - PVD Info Session and Clip Screening

Fortnight wine bar
79 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI  02903 Map

The first info session and clip screening for '70 Years Across the Sea: American Jews and 21st Century Zionism.' This film is about the American Jewish relationship to Israel, and the occupation of the West Bank as it enters its 50th year. We're debuting the trailer on April 29 and the full film will be released in June 2018.

Come to see the first trailer, plus excluvise clips featuring Noam Chomsky, IfNotNow and IfNotNow Boston, Rachel Sandalow-Ash from Open Hillel, footage inside Israeli settlements, and much more.

Learn more, and help us promote and fundraise as we begin our first big social media campaign on April 29.

Free and open to the public, at the Fortnight wine bar in downtown Providence.
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2017 May 1st March and Rally

Monday May 1st - 3:00pm - Monday May 1st - 8:00pm

2017 May 1st March and Rally

Burnside Park, Providence, Rhode Island
2 Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI  02903 Map

May 1st is International Workers Day. It is a day when we celebrate Working Class Solidarity. We are having a march starting at Burnside Park at 3m going to Dexter Training ground for a rally and celebration. Please come show support.
If you are interested in the planning or helping out please call (401) 952-0031 or email rijobswithjustice@gmail.com or pm me here.

Below is a list of bus lines that will arrive on time at Kenndy Plaza, hop on your closest bus line at the recommended time!
Line 1 Eddy/Hope/Benefit 2:16
Line 3 Warwick Ave 1:40
Line 6 Prairie / R.W. Zoo 2:00
R Line Broad/ North Main 2:06
Line 14 West Bay Narragensett 1:15
Line 18 Union Ave 1:49
Line 19 Plainfield / Westminster 2:00
Line 20 Elmwood Ave 2:00
Line 21 Reservoir /Garden City/CCRI 1:50
Line 22 Pontiac Ave 2:07
Line 27 George waterman 2:07
Line 27 Woonasquatucket 1:51
Line 28 Broadway / Hartford 2:02
Line 30 Arlington / Oaklawn 1:47
Line 31 Cranston St 2:06
Line 33 Riverside 2:06
Line 34 East Providence/Seekonk Square 1:47
Line 50 Douglas Ave/Bryant University 2:00
Line 51 Charles St/Twin River/CCRI 1:57
Line 55 Admiral / Providence College 2:08
Line 56 Chalkstone Ave 1:56
Line 57 Smith Street 1:46
Line 72 Weeden / Central Falls 1:49
Line 78 Beverage Hill / Newport Ave 1:52
Line 92 East bound 2:00
Line 92 West bound 2:19
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May Day - Climate Justice and Just Transition Bloc

Monday May 1st - 3:00pm - Monday May 1st - 8:00pm

May Day - Climate Justice and Just Transition Bloc

The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave
Pawtucket, RI   Map

Rhode-Island Jobs with Justice is organizing a march and rally to celebrate International Workers Day.

Join the March as part of the climate justice and just transition bloc! We'll be highlighting the urgency for strong climate action and the need to transition away from the fossil fuel economy in a way that protects and enhances worker and labor rights, and includes community involvement in policy decisions.

You can read more about just transition here: www.labor4sustainability.org/post/a-just-transition/

And please take a moment to also RSVP to the main May Day event page here: www.facebook.com/events/233082660501126/

There are currently three major fossil fuel projects proposed for Rhode Island. Invenergy's power plant proposed for Burrillville, National Grid's LNG facility proposed for the south side of Providence and Spectra's continued fracked-gas pipeline expansions.

At the same time the State is mandated to drastically reduce emissions and the Governor recently proposed adding 1000 GW of renewable energy to the grid.

Let's fight for a just transition away from fossil fuels to a sustainable economy that benefits all working people!
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Dawn Euer, Campaign Kick Off

Tuesday May 2nd - 5:30pm - Tuesday May 2nd - 7:30pm

Dawn Euer, Campaign Kick Off

The Fifth Element
111 Broadway
Newport, RI  02840 Map

Dawn Euer
RI State Senate, District 13
Campaign Kick Off

Dawn Euer is a grassroots community activist and a local lawyer who is running to bring a fresh community perspective to the issues facing Jamestown and Newport.

Please Join the host committee in support of Atty. Dawn Euer:
Bob Bowen | Lilly Dick | Don Jagoe, CAPT, USN (Ret.) |
Isabel Griffith | Olivia Kachingwe | David Wixted
(still in formation)

May 2, 2017 | 5:30 PM
5th Element
111 Broadway | Newport, RI
Donations Appreciated
RSVP: info@electdawneuer.com
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Politics and Civics Film Series: All Governments Lie

Wednesday May 3rd - 7:00pm - Wednesday May 3rd - 10:00pm

Politics and Civics Film Series: All Governments Lie

Cable Car Cinema and Cafe
204 S Main St
Providence, RI  02903 Map

Please join us for a screening of ALL GOVERNMENT'S LIE: TRUTH, DECEPTION AND THE SPIRIT OF I.F. STONE. This is the 4th installment of our Politics and Civics Film Series. All proceeds to benefit the INSTITUTE FOR NON-PROFIT NEWS.

139 interested  ·  19 going
State House Event and Lobby Day

Thursday May 4th - 3:00pm - Thursday May 4th - 5:00pm

State House Event and Lobby Day

State House, Providence RI
Swansea, MA  02777 Map

The Affordable Care Act is a success in Rhode Island. Despite holding back the attacks on the ACA and Medicaid in Congress, our healthcare is still at risk. That's why we are also organizing to show our state leadership in the General Assembly that Rhode Islanders believe in quality state programs that ensure coverage for all. Help us ask members of the RI General Assembly to be champions in protecting quality, affordable, health care for every Rhode Islander. We'll have a brief speaking program and then hand-deliver signed postcards to legislators. You can sign a post card here: tinyurl.com/ProtectHealthPostcard... See MoreSee Less

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International Workers Day and the Anti-Trump Movement - Public Meeting

Saturday May 6th - 3:00pm - Saturday May 6th - 5:00pm

International Workers Day and the Anti-Trump Movement - Public Meeting

Rochambeau Library-Providence Community Library
708 Hope St
Providence, RI  02906 Map

Join Socialist Alternative RI as we discuss May Day, socialism, and Trump's attacks on the working people.

Please bring a canned food item or other non-perishable for donation.

42 interested  ·  13 going
Rally for Free College

Wednesday May 10th - 3:00pm - Wednesday May 10th - 5:00pm

Rally for Free College

State House Lawn, Providence, RI

Most RI college students graduate with about $35K in debt--the second highest debt burden in the US. Debt is crushing our students and their families. Stand up for a debt-free future! Join us in supporting free college in Rhode Island.

10 interested  ·  3 going
Our Voice, Our Choice Art-In

Saturday May 13th - 1:00pm - Saturday May 13th - 3:00pm

Our Voice, Our Choice Art-In

State Capitol lawn (Providence)

Join us at the Rhode Island State House for Our Voice, Our Choice, an art-in to support reproductive rights. Through this interactive event we will create a mass action to highlight the need to pass The Reproductive Health Care Act. Let's create together to send a messaged to our elected officials.

We will celebrate with our friends and family with family yoga, a may pole, knitting circle, flash chorus, and lots of kids activities.

We will educate together with information about The Reproducitve Health Care Act and other issues that affecting women this year in the RI legsilature.

We will act together by signing postcards, petitions, learning phone numbers, and creating an image together.

This is an interative event. Your presence is the stregth. The action we take together will amplyfy our message to all of our elected officials. By 3 pm on May 13th they will know that the people of RI want to pass legislation to protect safe and legal access to abortion services in RI. Show up and make your voice heard!
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Say No To Toxic Chemical Plant for Fairlawn, Pawtucket

Tuesday May 16th - 6:30pm - Tuesday May 16th - 8:30pm

Say No To Toxic Chemical Plant for Fairlawn, Pawtucket

Pawtucket City Hall
137 Roosevelt Ave
Pawtucket, RI  02860 Map

"We have serious concerns about health and quality of life for residents in light of the pending proposal. Plants like the one proposed here release millions of pounds of chemicals into the air during production each year, including many cancer-causing toxic air pollutants like arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde and cadmium."

Please come to the council meeting to oppose this toxic chemical plant proposed for our Fairlawn neighbors.

More info here:
www.valleybreeze.com/2017-04-18/pawtucket/councilors-oppose-planned-asphalt-plant-mineral-spring-...
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Peace NOT War- When Will It End?

Sunday May 21st - 12:00pm - Sunday May 21st - 3:00pm

Peace NOT War- When Will It End?

Rhode Island State House
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI  02903 Map

Refugees are the innocent victims of armed-conflict. They suffer physically, emotionally, and psychologically. They have lost loved ones, including their own children, as collateral damage and have experienced the terror of battle first-hand. War does not discriminate. It brings hunger, illness, and homelessness. It brings massive rape crises and contributes to child marriage.

It is important that we recognize the severity of violent conflict and it's long-lasting effects on the lives of its victims. But it is also crucial that we see the people fleeing these countries as more than victims and refugees because they are mothers, fathers, friends, students, teachers, doctors, business owners just like us. They love, laugh, cry, and go to work.

We are lacking in empathy in this country. We lack understanding, tolerance, and acceptance. We often don't want to know what's happening around the world because it's easier to pretend everything is okay. But it is our responsibility to educate ourselves and find out how we can help.

On this day we will gather to honor all of the amazing children, women, and men that we've welcomed into our great country and recognize all those awaiting amidst senseless wars and crimes around the world.

We remember ALL that are banned from freedom to live in peace.
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UPDATE:

Greetings everyone,

We have moved the date of this memorial to Sunday, May 21 for noon because we want to do full justice to the cause and include all the organizations working tirelessly to enrich the lives of refugees entering our state and those overseas.
We’d also like for you to properly educate yourselves on ways in which you can assist those already working towards the cause or perhaps starting up your own initiative.

In solidarity,

Sterk Zaza
Aisha Manzoor
Sarah Mack
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North South Trail Keep RI Beautiful Fundraiser!

Sunday June 4th - 7:00am - Tuesday June 6th - 4:00pm

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!
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PVD LGBTQ March on Washington

Sunday June 11th - 1:00pm - Sunday June 11th - 4:00pm

PVD LGBTQ March on Washington

Rhode Island State House
82 Smith St Ste 102
Providence, RI  02903 Map

Providence Statehouse. Come as you are.
Pulse Massacre 1 Year Memorial.
Details will change a little. Check for updates.

2468 interested  ·  550 going
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.

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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