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Steve Ahlquist is an award-winning journalist, writer, artist and founding member of the Humanists of Rhode Island, a non-profit group dedicated to reason, compassion, optimism, courage and action. The views expressed are his own and not necessarily those of any organization of which he is a member.

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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

One response to “New mural celebrates musical history Providence’s Mt Hope neighborhood”

  1. October 2017 Update | Department of Art, Culture + Tourism

    […] A new community mural was installed on Cypress Street under the walking bridge at Billy Taylor Park and unveiled at a powerful community event on September 16th.  The mural was developed through a collaboration between Community Health Innovations of Rhode Island’s (Chi-RI) Mt. Hope Empowerment Dialogue for Community Action program, the Mt. Hope Young Women’s Group, and local artists with funding from the Department of Art Culture + Tourism’s pilot Neighborhood Artist –in-Residence Program. The mural is part of a larger oral history project led by Chi-RI, highlighting the stories and recollections of life-long Mt. Hope residents and intended to reflect the neighborhood’s history in order to inform the present and inspire the future.  RI provided detailed coverage of the unveiling event available here: […]

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