East Bay Working Families Launch Party
On January 18th at 6:00PM at the Judge Roy Bean Saloon (1 State St, Bristol RI, 02809) we will be officially launching an East Bay branch of Working Families. The branch will be the home for anyone who wants to make a difference in the East Bay. We hope that it will be the heart of a community that makes politics more than just an activity some of us do every few years in November but instead, a fun and rewarding part of our lives. We hope that it will be the start of real change.
If you’ve been trying to find a way to make a difference then come on out and join us. We will give you concrete ways to start changing things here in the East Bay and connect you to neighbors who share your values. Also there will be free food and drinks.
RSVP Here: actionnetwork.org/events/east-bay-working-families-launch... See MoreSee Less
Where’s Your Privilege,R(ace)I(dentity) ?
Where’s Your Privilege, R(ace) I(dentity)? January 19-28th , 2018
A Pop Up Exhibition in collaboration with Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and the Indigenous Empowerment Network of Tomaquag Museum.
Opening reception - Friday, January 19th 6-8pm
Indigenous Stories for all ages- Saturday, January 20th 1pm
Spoken Word event - Sunday, January 28th 1-4pm
Celebrate the work of local artists of color, while exploring the ways in which collective privilege perpetuates institutionalized oppression.... See MoreSee Less
Labor Notes at The Collective
We are very excited to invite you to join Labor Notes (www.labornotes.org) for a meet-and-greet and discussion about their latest book, Secrets of a Successful Organizer.
This book will show you how to fight back where you work and win. You’ll learn how to identify the key issues in your workplace, build campaigns to tackle them, anticipate management’s tricks and traps, and inspire your co-workers to stand together despite their fears.
Don't miss what's sure to be a riveting discussion and a chance to network and meet Samantha Winslow from Labor Notes.... See MoreSee Less
Demystifying Democracy: I'm Just a Bill (held for further study)
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD 20 N. Main St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Our Demystifying Democracy series will focus on empowering citizens to participate in our state and local democracy by providing behind-the-scenes look at government.
"I'm Just a Bill (held for further study)" will focus on understanding the legislative process in Rhode Island.
Free and open to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
The event will be at Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center, RISD
20 N. Main St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903.
PLEASE NOTE: The Women's March - Providence 2018 (www.facebook.com/events/195734647670732/) is happening immediately following this (12-2pm). We will end 15 minutes before noon so that those attending the march can arrive on time. The State House is a .5 mile walk from the Metcalf Auditorium. We'll have hot beverages you can take with you on your way out.
Thank you to our partners at RISD for sponsoring the community space!
Check out the other events in the series:
3/10/2018 - Making Your Point in 3 Minutes or Less: Testifying at the General Assembly (www.facebook.com/events/1760863124219109/)
5/5/2018 - No Math Required: Understanding Rhode Island's State Budget Process (www.facebook.com/events/158186564942082/)... See MoreSee Less
RI Labor History Society: A Lecture on the Dorr Rebellion
Come to the Providence Public Library to view the exhibit of artifacts on Thomas Dorr on the 2nd and 3rd Floor exhibit area. The curator of the exhibit, Russell J. DeSimone, will be available to answer questions at noon.
The exhibit, and the library are open from 9:30-2:30 on Saturday. The Dorr exhibit runs through February 9, 2018.
Event is Co-Sponsored by Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Labor History Society.... See MoreSee Less
Women’s March - Providence 2018
On January 21, 2017 Rhode Islanders made history as part of the worldwide movement known as the Women’s March on Washington. That was just the beginning. Join us in recognizing the anniversary of this inspiring event, and recharging to continue our work in 2018. #hearourvoice #WMWRI
Sewing Bee Two
Our first Sewing Bee on December 30th was more successful that we could have imagined. We nearly finished four sections of the quilt and have five that are under construction. There was so much positive energy and hard work in that room we had to do it again!
Bring your own machine, if you have one, but all sewers and non-sewers are encouraged to attend. No idol hands will go unused! Help with laying out the squares, ironing, or cataloging the signers. There will be additional crafts for other projects this legislative session. Join us for a part, or all of this creation event.
This will be TWP first mass art event of 2018. Let's make it memorable. This quilt will be bigger than us all and send a powerful message to the RI General Assembly.... See MoreSee Less
RHCA Phone Banking
We will be making calls across Rhode Island all week along in celebration of Roe v Wade’s 45th anniversary! Help us call Rhode Islanders and urge them to tell their legislators to support the Reproductive Health Care Act of 2018.
-Monday, January 22 at Planned Parenthood, 175 Broad Street, Providence, RI, 02903 from 12:30-1:30 pm and 5 pm - 8pm. Phone bank captains: Donna Personeus (TWP/DWC) & Abby Godino (WFP)
-Wednesday, Jan. 24 - RHCA phone banking at Planned Parenthood, 175 Broad Street, Providence, RI, 02903 from 5-8pm. Phone bank captain: Donna Personeus (TWP/DWC)
**Important** Please bring a laptop or iPad along with cell phone.... See MoreSee Less
Planning Meeting A Community Response to Joblessness
Rochambeau Public Library, Providence,RI,02906
A Community Response to Joblessness and Gun Violence is working to end jobless and gun violence in our state. We believe that the root cause of violence is poverty,please join the planning meeting as we plan the job fair for this spring. For more information ,please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org... See MoreSee Less
RI NOW Annual Meeting: Gender-based harassment in the workplace
Join the RI NOW board members and invited speakers for a discussion of gender-based harassment and violence in the workplace and learn about what RI NOW has been working on and will be doing in 2018.
Come hear our panelists - Carmen Castillo from the labor union UNITE HERE!, Racine Amos from URI's Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services and Jackie Tempera from The Providence Journal - speak about gender-based harassment in the workplace.
Officer elections will follow the discussion. The slate of candidates for RI NOW officer elections are:
Hilary Levey Friedman, president
Emily Ward Crowell, vice president
Laura Costa, secretary
Marni Thompson-Tilove, treasurer
Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served. Everyone is welcome.... See MoreSee Less
Community Conversation: Providence Capital Improvement Plan
Join your neighbors on January 22, 2018 for a community meeting to discuss Providence's Capital Improvement Plan, including proposed projects, road improvements, park upgrades, etc. We will also receive a presentation from the Providence Department of Planning and Development and seek input on pedestrian and bicycle opportunities in our neighborhood.
This meeting is hosted by Providence College in Slavin Center, Room 112. This is great opportunity to to learn more sustainability and neighborhood improvements. I hope to see you there!... See MoreSee Less
The Burrillville Land Trust - No New Power Plant Fundraiser
This fundraiser has been postponed until Monday January 22, 2018. If you purchased tickets and are unable to make this date please notify me and we will refund your money...
We will be having Trivia Night so get your teams ready to battle it out. This certainly will be a night of fun and lots of laughter!! Don't miss out!
Don't forget your purchase your tickets! It's for a great cause and it's a great time. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet please contact myself, Margaret at Eastcosstartisans or Roberta Neal Murphy.... See MoreSee Less
Setting Our Course! - ProvDSA January General Meeting
The Providence DSA #NationalizeGrid campaign is well under way! At our January general meeting, we will be expanding upon our efforts to achieve energy and utilities justice for all Rhode Islanders, including plenty of ways for members of the community to jump in and get involved.
Some changes are under way at Providence DSA, as well, so we will be discussing special elections for two co-chair positions, our social media coordinator ex-comm position, and potentially opening up more available leadership positions
Please join us at SEIU on Monday, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m., and come with us afterwards for drinks and camaraderie.
SEIU 1199 is located along 10x, 28 and 29 bus lines. It is wheelchair accessible, and if you want or need a ride, we have volunteers who are willing to make sure you can have your voice heard.
**Childcare will be available at the meeting if needed.**... See MoreSee Less
Press conference to introduce the Healthy Workplace bill
RI Statehouse, Smith Street Entrance, Rotunda
THIS IS HUGE!!
There is going to be a press conference announcing that Progressive Democrat champions, Senator Jeanine Calkin and Representative Moira Walsh will soon be introducing the Healthy Workplace Bill.
Press conference with guest speaker Katherine Hermes, CT Healthy
Workplace Advocates, History Professor Central CT State University, author
When: Tuesday January 23rd
Where: RI Statehouse, entrance on Smith street
Time: 2 pm - please arrive early and assemble in the rotunda
NOTE: Exact time is subject to change. Final event location will be announced shortly.
Let's all turn out in force and show the entire legislative body that this is a bill that is MUCH NEEDED to be passed into law ASAP.As we watch, the health of the workplace - what there is left of it - is literally deteriorating before our eyes.
Tell everyone you know, bring friends and family. THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!! Make and bring signs!!... See MoreSee Less
RI Single Payer 2018 Bill Introduction & Campaign Kick-off
Join us in the Senate Lounge as Sen. Jeanine Calkin and Rep. Aaron Regunberg introduce single payer legislation and we together kick off our campaign for universal healthcare here in Rhode Island!
Grassroots lobby day to follow press conference.
ONE Pawtucket United
Stand up as ONE Pawtucket and making our voices heard, for once, against taxpayers money being used against them. Decision being made unfavorable to the voters.
Vision Workshop - Providence
Public Meeting: Offshore Oil Drilling in New England
DEEPWATER HORIZON - COMING SOON TO A HORIZON NEAR YOU?
The Trump Administration has announced that they would like to open up offshore oil drilling by 2020 in vast new ocean areas, including the entire coast of New England.
This latest Trump affront to decency would sacrifice our beaches, fisheries, coastal communities, and wildlife for oil industry profits. All this at a time when science says we need to curtail fossil fuel burning to preserve a stable climate.
The Interior Department is holding 23 public meetings to explain their plan. The Providence meeting is on the afternoon of January 25. People don't have to come for the whole time. "At the meetings, participants can ask questions, share information, talk with our team members one-on-one, and learn more about the program."
A coordinated and large public turnout is needed. We don't know yet what that will look like or what group(s) will lead it... opposition to offshore drilling is broad and bipartisan. But in the meantime - mark your calendars.
www.ri.gov/press/view/32222... See MoreSee Less
Public Hearing on the New Federal Offshore Drilling Program
The Trump Administration has made good on its commitment to big oil by presenting an ecologically devastating proposal that seeks to open over 90% of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to new offshore drilling, putting our nation’s coastal communities, beaches, surf breaks, and marine ecosystems at serious risk of catastrophic oil spills, economic and environmental decimation.
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!
#DefendOurCoasts, #ProtectOurCoasts from #OffshoreDrilling!
Sign this action alert to tell federal representatives to oppose the plan to expand offshore drilling: goo.gl/LSUQGQ
Attend Surfrider's DC Lobby Day this Feb 15 & 16! FMI: www.facebook.com/events/134403420575476/
Submit comments directly to BOEM using this online portal: www.regulations.gov/document?D=BOEM-2017-0074-0001
If you're a Surfrider Chapter or a coastal recreation dependent business, give a shout to sign a letter of opposition to BOEM: email@example.com
Share this event!
Read more on the topic from the Surfrider Foundation's Environmental Director, Pete Stauffer: www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/offshore-drilling-planned-off-your-coasts-time-to-speak-out
RHODE ISLAND RESIDENTS: attend the public meeting to speak out against the proposal (not near RI? You can still speak out - there are meetings in the capital of every coastal state. See this page www.boem.gov/National-Program-Participate/#meeting to find the hearing closest to you or email FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHAT: Public meeting in an open-house format so participants can arrive any time during the scheduled meeting time to express concerns about the National OCS Program.
PLEASE WEAR A LIGHT BLUE SHIRT TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR OPPOSITION TO OFFSHORE DRILLING! Surfrider will also have stickers on hand opponents of the proposal can wear during the BOEM meeting.
We will be organizing a TBA action outside of the venue to protest the Administration's plan to expand offshore drilling. Give a shout if YOU and/or your organization or business would like to help organize: email@example.com.
WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 2018, join anytime between 3PM - 7PM
WHERE: Marriott Providence Downtown
1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02904
PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
From the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM): Public meetings will take place across the country using an open-house format so participants can arrive any time during the scheduled meeting time. At the meetings, participants can ask questions, share information, talk with our team members one-on-one, and learn more about the National OCS Program. We also encourage participants to submit written comments to inform BOEM of specific issues, impacting factors, environmental resources, alternatives to the proposed action, and mitigation measures to consider in its analyses.
For those unable to attend one of the 23 scheduled meetings, BOEM will soon be offering a Virtual Meeting Room where participants can visit the same stations available at the open-house meetings. There they will be able to review and download the same handouts and posters offered at the meetings.
Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Surfrider Foundation Northeast Regional Office
POB 1662, Rockland, Maine 04841
Contact our Northeast Regional Manager
Melissa Gates: firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.706.6378.
Visit Surfrider Foundation online: www.surfrider.org/
View our environmental policies: www.surfrider.org/pages/environmental-policies
Support our work: www.surfrider.org/membership
Take action: www.surfrider.org/take-action
THANK YOU!... See MoreSee Less
Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee
Please save the date. The first board meeting of the year (open to members & general public) will be on January 25th at 6:30PM at the United Way of Rhode Island - 50 Valley St. Providence. Formal announcement coming soon.
Please join Senator Dawn Euer and Representative Lauren Carson for a joint community meeting. We'll share with you our priority bills and we want to hear from you about your concerns, questions, and ideas. If you need a ride or need help with childcare so you can attend the meeting, email email@example.com.... See MoreSee Less
Our Revolution Statewide and South County Monthly Meeting
1220 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879-2440, United States
Our Revolution RI is hosting its monthly meeting in Peace Dale. It will be combined with South County Our Revolution so we can exchange ideas and start working as a truly statewide organization. We have great energy supporting Bernie's platform in SC and we need to really get the word out that Our Revolution is continuing that fight! Please come and see what the next steps are in Feeling the BERN!... See MoreSee Less
RI Fight for $15 and Fair Pay Bill Introduction and Kickoff
Join us on Tuesday, January 30th at 3 PM to mark the introduction of the Fight for $15 and Fair Pay legislation.
Hardworking Rhode Islanders need to earn enough to pay the rent, put food on the table and provide the stability and security that a family needs to thrive. But many are stuck in poverty because of low wages and unfair hiring and compensation practices, especially women and people of color. It's not right.
Join the fight for fair wages for all Rhode Islanders as we kickoff two bills aimed at gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15 & closing the wage gap.
WHAT: Fight for 15 and Fair Pay Campaign Kickoff
WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th 2018 - 3 PM
WHERE: State Library - 82 Smith Street, Providence... See MoreSee Less
Citywide Conversation at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School
Please join Mayor Jorge O. Elorza for a citywide conversation at Gregorian Elementary School on Tuesday, January 30 at 6:00PM. All are welcome to join this open discussion on our City and how we can work together to benefit our neighborhoods and communities.
Souper Sunday: Featuring a Discussion With COYOTE Director Bella Robinson
Join us for The Collective's first Souper Sunday! Each month a guest speaker will offer a discussion on a topic that relates to social justice and/or human rights and The Collective will provide delicious homemade soups.
February's Souper Sunday discussion, "Trafficking and the Industrial Complex: How Polices Affect the Every-Day Lives of Sex Workers" will be led by Bella Robinson, a sex worker's rights activist who has worked in the sex industry for over thirty years.
Bella's talk will focus on learning about the realities of people who work in the sex industry. "There are many levels of empowerment, and sex workers come in all genders, races and ages. We are a diverse population that are highly marginalized and discriminated against. Supporting the human rights of sex workers does not necessarily mean that you approve of it, it just means that you agree that the violence, stigma, discrimination and criminalization of this population isn’t OK."
As the founder and executive director of the Rhode Island Chapter of Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE RI), Bella looks to build and strengthen support networks for sex workers in Rhode Island and she works in close collaboration with activists nationwide.
Bella's personal experiences with the criminal justice system over the past four decades give her unparalleled expertise in the areas of sex trafficking and sex worker rights.... See MoreSee Less
Memory of Slavery and Reparations in Brazil
Over the last two decades, like other former slave societies, Brazil witnessed the rise of several initiatives memorializing slavery in the public space. Although the construction of monuments and memorials, and the organization of commemorative activities associated with the slave past can be considered as a form of symbolic reparations for slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, since the emergence of the abolitionist movement some social actors have emphasized the need of material and financial reparations to former slaves and their descendants.... See MoreSee Less
RI HAAP Annual Meeting
University Medicine Foundation Building, 375 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
Tired of sky-rocketing premiums, co-pays and deductibles, and ever-shrinking coverage and provider choices?
Join the RI Healthcare Access and Afforability Partnership (RI-HAAP) and the RI chapter of PNHP for our annual meeting aimed at outlining our priorities and setting goals for action in 2018. Come learn about state and national efforts to create a universal, comprehensive, affordable healthcare system and how you can help educate and advocate for a single payer, "Medicare for All" health insurance program.
Coffee and snacks will be provided.... See MoreSee Less
Let People Vote Working Meeting
We'll have a working meeting where we create messaging, send emails, develop our strategy more, plan for canvassing, and more.
DARE's Annual Brunch
Join the DARE Family to celebrate graduates of the 2017 DARE Leadership Institute (DLI), honor victories and accomplishments from 2017 and award allies and community members who support our work! Also, enjoy food, music, and performances!
Cocktails & Conversations: Gender Equity in the Workplace
45 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809-2922, United States
Women make up about half of our workforce and nearly 41% of mothers are breadwinners, yet a persistent gender wage gap and allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace show that the playing field is not yet level. What can be done to create gender equity on the job? This month's Cocktails & Conversations, sponsored by Roger Williams University, brings together a panel of high powered women who are levelling the playing field for women in the workplace. Panelists include Zankhana Bateman, Vice President of U.S. Trust/Bank of America; Tejal Tarro, Managing Partner and COO for Advancing Workplace Excellence (AWE); and Renee Aloisio, Principal at Citrin Cooperman. They'll share what ideas they see working for women in business, through programs and policies, and their hopes for future progress. The event includes cash bar and appetizers.... See MoreSee Less