RI Center for Justice
By Steve Ahlquist on February 26, 2017
To both celebrate a month of victories and to plan for the future, well over 800 people filled the cafeteria of Hope High School as Resist Hate RI convened their fourth meeting, and their first meeting since Donald Trump’s inauguration.
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By Steve Ahlquist on August 15, 2016
Voters should know when the people we elect to represent us also defend the monsters who oppress us. Anybody being sued deserves legal representation, but using slick legal moves to avoid paying workers their earned wages is simply gross.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Criminal Justice, Inequality, Labor, News, Providence, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Chung Cho, fair labor standards act, Gourmet Heaven, John DeSimone, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Marissa Janton, RI Center for Justice, Robert McCreanor | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 19, 2016
Frances Fox Piven is a legend. Her work was instrumental in the creation of the welfare rights movement and the war on poverty. Last night, Piven gave a talk entitled “Strategic Voter Disenfranchisement: How Political Party Competition Shrinks the Electorate” at the RI Center for Justice
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Events, Featured, History, Occupy, Politics, Video, Women | Tagged Bernie Sanders, black lives matter, fight for 15, Frances Fox Piven, Occupy, RI Center for Justice, seiu | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 18, 2016
Renowned scholar Frances Fox Piven will be speaking tonight at the Rhode Island Center for Justice, Room 204, 150 Washington St, Providence at 7pm.
By Steve Ahlquist on February 2, 2016
The Lifeline Project is a short film that tells the story of those hurt by National Grid’s disregard for their health as the company terminates their service.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, National News, News, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged George Wiley Center, national grid, RI Center for Justice, RI Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 28, 2015
What became clear over the next ninety minutes is that lawyering works in support of community organizing, not the other way around. What this means is that lawyers interested in social justice work need to “find the legal work that can support the organizers,” according to Shannah Kurland, a community lawyer and Soros Justice Fellow at PrYSM.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Events, Featured, Housing, Immigration, Poverty, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Community Safety Act, DARE, Direct Action for Rights and Equity, fuerza laboral, George Wiley Center, just cause, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, RI Center for Justice, Robert McCreanor, Sarath Suong, Shannah Kurland, Tenant and Homeowner Association | Leave a response