Extraordinary Rendition Band
By Steve Ahlquist on April 10, 2017
“It’s fair to say that legislators and corporate lobbyists in Rhode Island are freaking out a bit seeing the amount of involvement and energy from our side,” said activist Jane Tucker, “They’re realizing that something is really happening here.”
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By Michael Kennedy on January 23, 2017
On January 21, 2017 many of us followed the Extraordinary Rendition Band and their spirited version of “When the Saints Go Marching In” onto the Rhode Island State Capitol grounds. Friendships were evident in groups arriving, or in spontaneous meetings. I met Justine Brown and 2 year old Felicity on arrival, and saw later on […]
By Steve Ahlquist on October 10, 2016
For its 9th Annual Festival PRONK! partnered with the STEP UP Coalition to support to the Community Safety Act. The goal of the collaboration was “to use music, dance and art to bring attention to injustices and inequalities in our city and encourage people across Providence to stand behind the legislation.”
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Inequality, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged afsc, American Friends Service Committee, Community Safety Act, CSA, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Olneyville Neighborhood Association, ona, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Step-Up Coalition, What Cheer Brigade | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 28, 2016
The Nuns arrived at St. Michael’s Church in South Providence to the music of the Extraordinary Rendition Band and St. Michael’s own drummers.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Education, Elections, Events, Featured, Health Care, Immigration, Inequality, Labor, News, Photos, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Religion, Rhode Island, Taxes, Video, Women | Tagged democratic national convention, Extraordinary Rendition Band, minimum wage | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 6, 2016
“We need help,” said Red Bandana Award winner Sarath Suong, “For those folks who live on the East Side of Providence or have friends and family or any influence in Providence, please contact Councilpeople [Samuel] Zurier and [Seth] Yurdin. And please urge them to really support the Community Safety Act.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Events, Featured, Homelessness, News, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Artemis Moonhawk, Bill Harley, chris monti, Community Safety Act, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Nick-a-Nees, Providence Police Department, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Red Bandana Awards, Sarath Suong, seth yurdin | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 7, 2016
At the same time the protesters arrived, people were arriving for the Bike the Night with Mayor Elorza event. The STEP protesters were eager to engage with the Mayor about the proposed tax breaks, but Mayor Elorza did not make it to the bike event that bore his name, citing a conflict.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Events, Featured, Labor, News, Photos, Providence, Taxes, Video | Tagged Extraordinary Rendition Band, Jenna Karlin, Luis Aponte, RI Progressive Democrats of America, RIPDA, Sam Bell, STEP, Stop Tax Evasion in Providence, Unite Here Local 217 | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on November 2, 2015
A “black police officer of high rank is non-existent on the current police force,” says community organizer Kobi Dennis. The demonstrators are asking Mayor Jorge Elorza to appoint a veteran black police officer to the rank of major.
Posted in Activism, Criminal Justice, Featured, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged black lives matter, Extraordinary Rendition Band, jorge elorza, kobi dennis, Luis Aponte, Mary Kay Harris, Providence City Hall, wilbur jennings | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 1, 2015
The Gnomes, a global folk-fusion band, opened the event with about a half an hour of live music before being joined on stage by emcee Bill Harley. Harley gave a short talk about Richard Walton, and read one of his emails to give a flavor of the man, quoting Walton as saying, “I’d like life to be a hot hodge-podge of people of all sorts. All ages, all cultures, all colors, all everything.”
Posted in Activism, Events, Featured, Homelessness, Labor, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged eric hirsch, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence, Mirjaam Parada, providence college, Providence Renaissance Hotel, Red Bandana Awards, richard walton, Sister Ann, The Procaccianti Group, Zero: 2016 | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 17, 2015
Over 350 people in support of the Rally Against Gun Violence at the State house Thursday afternoon. The event was organized by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV), made up of over 60 groups representing 100,000 Rhode Islanders.
Posted in Activism, Criminal Justice, Featured, Gun Control, State House | Tagged Doreen Costa, Extraordinary Rendition Band, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, james diossa, jorge elorza, Julia Wyman, newtown, NRA, Rally Against Gun Violence, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships, Steven Pare, Teny Gross | 4 Responses