BLM RI forum held with candidates from across the political spectrum
Brother Gary Dantzler hosted a forum at the Black Lives Matter RI offices in Pawtucket that featured candidates for office with a wide range of political views.
Published on February 27, 2022
By Steve Ahlquist
Progressive candidate for Providence City Council Corey Jones shared the stage with Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, a moderate Democrat seeking re-election, and Allen Waters, a Republican challenging United States Representative David Cicilline for the first congressional seat.
Also featured was Joshua Franco, who is considering a run for the Providence City Council Ward 12 seat.
Representing The People’s Academy, T. Michael Thomas and Tanisha Stephney were also given time to speak. The People’s Academy is a non-profit working “to empower Boston’s inner-city at-risk residents by training them in the trades of fabrication and installation of metal, particularly copper.” Thomas has been in discussion with Dantzler about bringing a version of that program to Rhode Island.
Below is all the video from the event:
BLM RI Executive Director Brother Gary Dantzler:
Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos:
T. Michael Thomas:
BLM RI Executive Director Brother Gary Dantzler with some closing words.
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