DACA Info Session
Providence Public School Families may join representatives from Dorcas Internationl in this info session about changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Child care and Spanish interpretation services are available. Call 401-456-0686 for event information.
BIRC Welcome Back!
Whether you're new to the community or eager to get involved, come out to the first BIRC meeting of the year!
Brief Overview of BIRC
Snacks and refreshments will be provided!
Stand with NoLNGinPVD!: Rally at Governor's Resiliency meeting
This month Governor Raimondo appointed a Chief Resilency Officer to deal with Rhode Island's coastal vulnerability to the effects of climate change. The first meeting of this office is being held at Save the Bay on September 27th.
Neither the Governor or Save the Bay have chosen to stand with the communities that would be most impacted by a severe weather event in RI and oppose National Grid's toxic and dangerous LNG liquefaction facility in the Port of Providence. This facility would be on the wrong side of the hurricance barrier and mere feet from the coastline.
Please join us as the Governor and other attendees arrive for this meeting to remind them that explosive and toxic liquefaction facilities are NOT Resilient. The southside will NOT be sacrificed!
If you can’t join us…Sign the petition!
NO LNG IN PVD
Is a coalition made up of community members, nonprofits, and grassroots organizations working towards stopping the construction of National Grid’s proposed Fields Point LNG facility on the South Side of Providence... See MoreSee Less
Basic First Aid // For Marches & Rallies
3 Hour Basic First Aid For Marches and Rallies Training
September 27, 2017
6:30pm - 9:30pm
The FANG Collective
545 Pawtucket Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Join us for this brief training on being prepared to provide basic first aid, support, and community care to folx at marches and rallies. We will discuss affinity groups, scene safety/management, first aid for common incidents, police tactics (tear gas/pepper spray), self care/community health, and emotional/psychological care.
***This training is NOT for folx who wish to provide care and support as identified Street Medics - if you are interested in a Street Medic training (20+ hours) - please look out for opportunities in October***
please contact email@example.com for any questions, concerns, childcare/accessibility needs.
register here: bit.ly/2tP16Da... See MoreSee Less
Disarm Campus Police: Counter-Conversation
Eddy Hall University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
The University of Rhode Island is hosting a "community conversation" about how ARMED CAMPUS POLICE supposedly "keep us safe". It's time to tell the administration COPS AND GUNS DON'T KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. Cops keep white supremacy, hetero-patriarchy, and capitalism safe.
Police are here to enforce the violent social order, terrorizing black people and other marginalized communities. Just recently, campus police officers at Georgia Tech shot and killed Scout Schultz, president of the Pride Alliance on campus. Therefore we find disarmament a necessary step towards a safer university.
Get your voice heard!
Come tell University administrators that ARMED POLICE DO NOT belong on campus!
#uri #disarmthepolice #copsoffcampus #abolishprisonslavery #risup #whoprotectsthestudents... See MoreSee Less
Good Neighbors Day
Your House, Your Neighborhood
We could all use a little more love and respect these days, so why not start by showing love and appreciation to your neighbors this national Good Neighbors Day, Thursday September 28th? Share a meal, a cup of coffee, a word or two, a conversation, or even just a friendly smile. Help a neighbor out, get to know a familiar face, and maybe mend some fences. Whichever way you choose to take part on September 28th, start by being a good neighbor.... See MoreSee Less
Healthcare Access in an Uncertain Time
85 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906, United States
The US spends more than any other country on healthcare, yet the return on investment is neither reflected in our overall population health nor in equal access to healthcare across income and race. As Congress and the White House continue to debate repealing or enhancing the Affordable Care Act, what could revision mean for healthcare access for people in America? In this panel discussion, experts will try to untangle the state of healthcare in the US with particular insights into how the launch of Medicare significantly changed access 50 years ago.
David Barton Smith, PhD (Drexel)
Ira Wilson, MD (Brown)
Chanee Fabius, PhD (Brown)
Terrie Fox Wetle, PhD, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health
This event is co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and the CV Starr Program for Business Entrepreneurship & Organizations
www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/news/2017-09/healthcare-access-uncertain-time... See MoreSee Less
Pints and Politics in Pawtucket
This isn’t an easy time for those of us who value equality, justice, and fairness. Every day something crazy seems to be coming out of DC and it never seems to stop. From attacks on Medicaid to the slashing of education funding, Republicans are attacking everything we value. The good news is, we can change things.
Gather with young people from across the state at the Young Democrats of Rhode Island happy hour at 10 Rocks in Pawtucket. Meet your neighbors and talk about the change we can make together.
We will get to hear from some of Pawtucket's Democratic leaders including Senator Billy Conley, Representative Jean Philippe Barros, and Councilwoman Meghan Kallman.... See MoreSee Less
March for Racial Justice RI
201 India St, Providence, RI 02903-4345, United States
Are you ready to make a difference?
Join us on Oct. 1st. - India Point Park - Providence, RI
Follow us on twitter @M4RJRI
We are bearing witness to the rise of white supremacy, racism and fascism in our political and social discourse.
We are bearing witness to mass incarceration, the unequal treatment under the law and the state-sanctioned destruction of Black lives, to the violence against LGBQT persons, women and people of color to the injustices endured by the indigenous.
We are bearing witness to the inhuman treatment of the disabled, affirmed, working class, low-income and the most vulnerable members of our society.
And we say #notonemore. Not one more death. Not one more injustice or miscarriage of justice perpetuated by racist laws and policies.
The March for Racial Justice is a multi-community movement led by a coalition united in our demands for civil and human rights. We march because as long as U.S. laws, policies and practices remain steeped in racism and white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all, will never be fully realized. we march to strengthen local and nationwide efforts for racial equity and justice.
It is our duty to dismantle oppression, and to challenge, reverse and put an end to laws, policies and practices that dehumanize people of color while sustaining white supremacy and racism. Our vision is to create a just and equitable future for our communities and country.
Our mission is to harness the national unrest and dissatisfaction with racial injustice into a national mobilization that supports organizations and local efforts fighting for civil and human rights and equity. We are mobilizing a coalition of organizations, groups and individuals to stand together for racial justice on October 1st in Providence, RI. We invite you to stand with us.
September 30-October 2nd marks the anniversary of the Elaine Massacre in Elaine, Arkansas. The Massacre was part of a series of massacres and lynchings during the Red Summer of 1919. Black soldiers returning from fighting in WWI, would no longer tolerate the inhumane treatment, racism and terrorism that greeted their return to the US. They resisted this treatment and demanded their Constitutional and human rights be honored and upheld by their country. They were met by murderous white mobs, many of whom were sanctioned by a white supremacists state. These brave Americans fought, against all odds, for the protection of their families, communities and liberty. Their deaths and imprisonment highlighted the foundation of white supremacy in our justice system. As not one person from the white lynching mobs was ever imprisoned for committing these criminal acts. On October 1st, we mourn their lives and honor their resistance. The courage of their resistance reverberates through the generations.... See MoreSee Less
YDRI Member Meeting
Join us for our next member meeting to talk about YDRI's plans for legislative and issue campaigns in 2018, and upcoming organizing training opportunities.
East Providence Earned Sick Time Info Session
121 Brightridge Ave, East Providence, RI 02914-3901, United States
This month, the RI General Assembly passed new legislation guaranteeing most Rhode Islanders the right to earn paid sick time to care for their health and their family.
But a right is only a right if you know you have it! This law will impact a lot of workers and businesses, and we want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to learn about the policy and weigh in on the regulations-drafting process that will take place between now and the law's implementation next year.
Join Representatives Regunberg, Amore, Kazarian, and others for an open conversation on this important new legislation. A big thanks to Local 251 for hosting!... See MoreSee Less
Join Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, interfaith representatives, community organizations, and public safety officials at an Interfaith Forum at the Islamic Center of Rhode Island, 39 Haskins Street, on Tuesday, October 3, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The discussion will help promote inter-religious dialogue, diversity education, and cover topics including: prejudice and hate crimes, community safety, municipal ID's, and more.... See MoreSee Less
Hurricanes and Climate Justice Workshop
Lower Salomon Center 001 (On Main Green) 7:00PM-8:30PM
Join us and several guest speakers for a teach-in on the disproportionate impacts of hurricanes (and other extreme weather events) on marginalized communities both within the U.S. and abroad. We will be discussing the connection between climate change and social/environmental justice by focusing on the recent storms.
For more information about the RI Student Climate Coalition, visit riclimate.org and like us on Facebook.... See MoreSee Less
10th Annual Pronk! Festival
S Water St, Providence, RI 02903, United States
SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 9th, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SCHEDULE, & BAND LINEUP: providencehonkfest.org/
BRING YOUR FAMILY! BRING YOUR FRIENDS! BRING YOUR STUDENTS! BRING YOUR NEIGHBOR! BRING YOUR DOGS! BRING YOUR BOSS! BRING YOUR CONGREGATION! BRING YOUR FULL SELF! ... AND GET READY TO BOOGIE.
WHAT IS PRONK!?
PRONK! (the Providence HONK! Festival) presents a heartfelt antidote to mainstream culture by inviting people from all walks of life to come together for a day set aside for the celebration of music. We aim to blur social boundaries between audience and performers as well as between musical genres, resulting in a joyous reclamation of public space.
We are a cacophonous street celebration with out of town brass bands! We are a street intervention like no other, with outfits and misfits from Rhode Island and beyond – musicians, artists, activists, makers, and groups from around Providence – taking over South Water Street as part of the Providence HONK Parade.
RECLAIMS the streets with brass, beats, and feet!
IS a free occupation of public space.
IS people-powered music. No wires, no amps, off the grid.
IS a party.
IS spawned from the original HONK! Festival in Somerville, MA that has “grown into a new type of street band movement—throughout the country and across the globe—outrageous and inclusive, brass and brash, percussive and persuasive, reclaiming public space with a sound that is in your face and out of this world.” (~HONK!)
SUPPORTS education & questioning of mainstream narratives.
IS an antidote to mainstream culture.
IS a celebration of resistance to consumerism, colonialism, hatred, and injustice.
HAPPENS because of the work of hundreds of volunteers.
IS NOT consumer-driven.
ENCOURAGES youth to engage with music and art as a platform for social change.
AIMS to build relationships between and among artists and organizations.
IS NOT a Columbus Day parade.
BELIEVES artists and musicians have something to contribute to social justice movements.
DOES NOT support complacency and unquestioned acceptance.
ASPIRES to spark meaningful dialogues around challenges dividing our communities.
SEEKS to utilize the the visual and auditory noise of artists and local, national, and international street bands to highlight the important work of activists making change in our own community.
We, the community of PRONK! supporters and organizers, recognize that we have a long way to go.... See MoreSee Less
RIDP Women's Caucus October Meeting
10 Chafee Rd, South Kingston RI
All Democratic women welcome!! Please come join our monthly meeting on October 10th in the Chafee Social Science Center at University of Rhode Island, Room 277.
Building Resilience & Equity
As Family Service of Rhode Island celebrates their 125th anniversary, join us for an evening to reflect on the challenges and opportunities our communities will face in the coming century. For 125 years, Family Service of Rhode Island has worked to improve the overall health and well-being of underserved individuals, families and communities through high impact partnerships and high quality innovative programs. In this dialogue, we will explore how societal and racial inequities can be exacerbated by climate change impacts and discuss the new partnerships we will need to form to rise to the challenge.
Sponsored by: Family Service of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Department of Transportation, RI Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council, Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Providence Office of Sustainability, and The Nature Conservancy
Who should attend?
This event is free and open to the public. Social service providers, state and local government staff, environmental advocates, academics, and anyone who will experience the impacts of climate change are encouraged to attend.
About Dr. Martin
Dr. S. Atyia Martin is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston. She has also been adjunct faculty at Northeastern University in the Master of Homeland Security program. Previously, Dr. Martin was the Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). In this role, she was responsible for coordinating public health, healthcare, and community health preparedness; emergency management coordination among the public health and healthcare system via the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center; psychological trauma response coordination, and education and training through the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness.
Dr. Martin earned her Doctor of Law and Policy from Northeastern University, Master in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut, Bachelor in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Administrative Studies and Serbian Croatian from Excelsior College, and Associate in Serbian Croatian from the Defense Language Institute.... See MoreSee Less
Citywide Conversation at Mt. Pleasant High School
Please join Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan for a citywide conversation on Wednesday, October 11 at Mount Pleasant High School. All are welcomed for an open discussion to find out how we can work together to benefit our neighborhoods.
Black Lives in RI: The Legacy of Slavery and Structural Racism
50 E Orchard Ave, Providence, RI 02906-5513, United States
On Saturday, October 14, Resist Hate RI is hosting an event, Black Lives in RI: The Legacy of Slavery and Structural Racism in RI. The first part of the event (at St. Martins, 50 E. Orchard Ave, Providence) will be hosted by Dr. Walter Anthony, Jr. and will feature talks by Jordan Seaberry, Elon Cook and Dr. Tricia Rose. We'll end the evening by meeting up for music, drinks and food at The District (54 South St, Providence).
See more here: resisthateri.com/blog/october-14-black-lives-in-ri/
1:00 PM at St. Martin's: Welcome by Dr. Walter Anthony, Jr.
1:15 PM at St. Martin's: The Lively Experiment in Context | Jordan Seaberry, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the Institute for the Study and Practice for Nonviolence will discuss the issues we face today in RI. Rhode Island's racial history is complex from its onset: RI was the economic engine of American slavery. What does it mean to fight for justice in this context, while our neighbors live with the inherited wealth of the Triangle Trade? Together, we can start telling the truth about race in Rhode Island.
1:30 PM at St. Martin's: The Legacy of Slavery and the Slave Trade in RI | Elon Cook, Program Director and Curator for The Center for Reconciliation, will engage participants in a discussion of slavery, the slave trade and freedom in 18th and 19th century Providence, Rhode Island. Dialogue will explore direct connections between the local built environment and the history and legacy of slavery and slave trading.
2:30 PM at St. Martin's: How Structural Racism Works | Dr. Tricia Rose, a Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, the Director of the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives at Brown University, will present "How Structural Racism Works." This presentation shares ideas from Professor Rose's on-going research project, which aims to make accessible to the public what structural racism is and how it works in society. The project examines the connections between policies and practices in housing, education and other key spheres of society to reveal the intersectional and compounding effects of systemic discrimination as a significant force in American society today.
3:45 PM at St. Martin's: Interactive Workshop: More information coming soon...
6:00 PM: Music, Food & Drinks (The District, 54 South St, Providence)
More Information about the Presenters and Host:
Jordan Seaberry is the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the Institute for the Study and Practice for Nonviolence.
Elon Cook is a museum activist, race woman and Program Director and Curator for The Center for Reconciliation.
Dr. Tricia Rose is a Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, the Director of the Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA) and the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives at Brown University. Born and raised in Harlem and the Bronx in New York City, Rose graduated from Yale University where she received a BA in Sociology (1984) and then received her Ph.D. from Brown University in American Studies (1993). Rose is an internationally respected scholar of post civil rights era black U.S. culture, popular music, social issues, gender and sexuality.
Dr. Walter Anthony, Jr. will host Black Lives in RI: The Legacy of Slavery and Structural Racism. Born 1943 in Tampa, Florida with the distinction "negro" on his birth certificate, Dr. Anthony is retired from many culturally diverse experiences in life: Altar boy, NY State Correction officer. US Marine [stationed in Jim Crow South], Deputy Sheriff, College Academic Dean, College Professor, Director of Sports for Children and Senior Master Track and Field Olympian. However, he credits his travels in India studying with a spiritual master the practice of daily meditation as the biggest inspiration in his life, and something he aims to share with others. In addition to being a Resist Hate RI steering committee member, Dr. Anthony currently volunteers weekly facilitating meditation sessions for inmates at Rhode Island prisons.... See MoreSee Less
WFRI Golf Tournament for Gender Equity
Do you want to support programs that invest in women and girls in RI? Want a great way to network with clients or spend time with friends? Please join the Women's Fund of Rhode Island for a scramble style golf tournament, with a light lunch and full dinner. There is a dinner only option for those who don't golf or who can't get away for the day, starting at 5:30pm, which includes a short program and silent auction.
The dinner will feature a wine/craft beer/batch whiskey tasting with Sommelier Amber Tomlinson, creator of I Wine Somm to put the fun back into learning about the ever expanding and sometimes overwhelming world of wine. It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner or a pro at the game of golf- we're here for fun and to support a great cause!
Special thanks to Foursight Graphics, I Wine Somm, Dogfish Head Brewery and Sons of Liberty Distillery for making this event possible!... See MoreSee Less
AMOR Lobster Fest: Good Food for a Good Cause
99 Morris Ave, Providence, RI 02906-2315, United States
Join us for our 1st AMOR Lobster Fest!
Come eat and support the Alliance to Mobilize and Organize the Resistance (AMOR)!
We will have delicious lobster served with fresh corn and local vegetables, yummy pie, wonderful artists and musicians, and the space to build community.
Don't like lobster? Don't worry. We will have barbecue chicken, vegetarian options and plenty of additional sides!
This event has three different rounds (for food) and you can choose the time that works best for you:
12:00 - 2:00 pm
2:30 - 4:30 pm
5:00 - 7:00 pm
SUPPORT OUR EMERGENCY FUND!
AMOR is a Providence-based coalition of directly affected and people of color-led organizations that has come together to build a rapid resistance network. We are fundraising for our emergency fund to make sure that we can support all those in our communities who are being impacted by individual and state-sponsored acts of violence. Tickets to this event are all-inclusive and give you access to yummy food, non-alcoholic drinks, and great desserts! Buy your tickets today!
Thank you to the Providence Friends Meeting for the use of their space, and to all our supporters and friends! This space is wheelchair-accessible, and we ask that you do not wear fragrances or perfumes. If you have any questions about accessibility, food, logistics, or other issues, please don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org... See MoreSee Less
RI Pride Annual Meeting & Elections
This is the Annual Meeting of Rhode Island Pride where we will elect our new Board of Directors. More info TBA.
Alternative ComicCon at Olneyville Library
Do you like comics? Have we got the event for you! Join your neighbors at the library for comic-related fun of all kinds at our FREE Alternative ComicCon!
There will be costumes, button making, face painting, animation, board games, drawing and more!
Local organizations and artists involved include, but are not limited to: Providence CityArts for Youth, Inc., Providence Comics Consortium, Providence Roller Derby, Dirt Palace, Jeremy Ferris, Motif Magazine, Big Nazo, and The Board Room - Thank you!
Have questions? Want to get involved? ASK!... See MoreSee Less