By Steve Ahlquist on June 2, 2017
The Providence City Council called the CSA “landmark legislation” and “one of the most progressive policing bills in the United States…”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Featured, Justice, LGBTQ, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Video, Youth | Tagged Community Safety Act, CSA, CSA Working Group, Emily Crowell, gang database, jorge elorza, LEP, Limited English Proficient, Linda Heng, Malchus Mills, Michael Correira, PCPRA, PERA, Providence City Council, Providence Community-Police Relations Act, Providence External Review Authority, Providence FOP, Providence Fraternal Order of Police, Robert Boehm, Sarath Suong, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 30, 2017
Cheryl Al-Sasah’s story about a boy who is fleeing Syria for the safety of America is a perfect example of what’s going so wrong with our country right now.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Immigration, International News, National News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Abdelnasser Hussein, AHOPE, Americans Helping Others Prosper, Cheryl Al-Sasah, Coalition for Safer Rhodes, Community Safety Act, CSA, DARE, David Cicilline, direct action for rights and equality, Donald Anderson, donald trump, FANG Collective, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Gina Raimondo, Islamic School of Rhode Island, Jeanine Calkin, jorge elorza, Laufton Ascencao-Longo, Michele Dardashti, Mufti Ikram ul Haq, Rhode Island Council for Muslim Advancement, RICMA, sanctuary, Sarath Suong, Seena Chan, seth magaziner, Sheldon Whitehouse, Sophia Wright, Sterk Zaza, syria, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado, Working Families Party RI | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 30, 2017
Two thousand people arrived at the Rhode Island State House Saturday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump’s executive orders targeting Muslims and refugees.
Posted in Activism, Featured, Immigration, International News, National News, Photos, Politics, Religion, State House | Tagged aaron regunberg, Abdelnasser Hussein, David Cicilline, Donald Anderson, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Gina Raimondo, Jeanine Calkin, jorge elorza, Laufton Ascencao, Michele Dardashti, Mufti Ikram ul Haq, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Sarath Suong, seth magaziner, Sheldon Whitehouse, Sofia Wright, Sterk Zara, Vanessa Flores-Maldonado | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on November 7, 2016
“You, who are so-called illegal aliens, must know that no human being is illegal. That is a contradiction in terms. Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful, they can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?”
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Immigration, Race & Racism | Tagged Brown Student Labor Alliance, English for Action, fuerza laboral, Gina Raimondo, Jenn Steinfeld, Mike Araujo, Nicholas Mattiello, Progreso Latino, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Racial Justice Coalition, Raul Figueroa, RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty, RI Jobs with Justice, Rodrigo Pimentel, Sarath Suong, Steven Frias, Toby Ayers | 5 Responses
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 Stephen R. Graham on June 4, 2016
The Red Bandana Fund is proud to name Artemis Moonhawk and Sarath Suong and the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) as the 2016 recipients of the Red Bandana Award. The Award honors individuals and groups whose work embodies the spirit and work of Richard Walton, a longtime activist in the Rhode Island area who died in 2012. This is the fourth year the awards have been given. Past recipients include: Eric Hirsch, 2015 The workers at the Renaissance Hotel, 2015 Henry Shelton, […]
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