By Steve Ahlquist on May 26, 2017
In the end, common ground was found and every instance of contentious wording in the draft ordinance was settled via unanimous agreement by members of the CSA Working Group. The final version of the Community Safety Act (CSA) was officially approved and will be now ready to be voted on by the full Providence City Council on June 1.
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By Steve Ahlquist on May 2, 2017
“For five hours today, we actually did create a new world where food was free,” said Michael Araujo at the end of the day, “We shared each others company equally, safely and beautifully. Children were able to play without any fear. And everyone lifted each other up throughout this entire process.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on March 19, 2017
Dr. Michael Kennedy, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute of Brown University asks, ”What Does It Mean To Be a White Ally, and Why Does It Matter?”
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By Steve Ahlquist on March 9, 2017
To be clear, wrote SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) when promoting their event, the new version of the Muslim Ban is no “upgrade.” It’s still a Muslim Ban and it’s still unjust.
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