Join the Rhode Island Sierra Club as we close out this year and prepare for 2018. Come enjoy drinks, food and conversation with members and supporters. Learn about what the RI Sierra Club has been working on, and see how you can get involved in the upcoming year.
Bring a gift for the toy drive that will be donated to a local partner organization DARE- Direct Action for Rights and Equality. DARE organizes low-income families in communities of color for social, economic and political justice.
We hope to see you there.
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Please come help plan the commemorative march and rally for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Kings murder. Together we can keep his vision of an anti-racist poor people led movement alive. On the first night of Chanukah please come bring a dish and share in the vision of Dr. King and Rabbi Heschel.... See MoreSee Less
Today all politics are reproductive politics, argues esteemed feminist critic Laura Briggs. From longer work hours to the election of Donald Trump, our current political crisis is above all about reproduction. Households are where we face our economic realities as social safety nets get cut and wages decline. Briggs brilliantly outlines how politicians’ racist accounts of reproduction—stories of Black “welfare queens” and Latina “breeding machines"—were the leading wedge in the government and business disinvestment in families. With decreasing wages, rising McJobs, and no resources for family care, our households have grown ever more precarious over the past forty years in sharply race-and class-stratified ways. This crisis, argues Briggs, fuels all others—from immigration to gay marriage, anti-feminism to the rise of the Tea Party.
LOCATION: Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street.
Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.
Reception and book signing to follow.
Speaker: Laura Briggs is Professor and Chair of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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What a year 2017 has been! Even in this dark time in our country, we are proving the power we have together to win real victories here in Rhode Island.
We want you to celebrate with us. And we need you to help make 2018 a winning year. Please join us for a fundraiser for the Rhode Island Working Families Party PAC on December 14th.
2018 will be such and important year in setting the direction for the country and Rhode Island. Help us make the most of it.
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On Saturday morning, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence Office of Life and Family Ministry and Rhode Island Right to Life are teaming up to sing Christmas Carols outside of Planned Parenthood on 175 Broad St, Providence.
Their theme is, "Empty Manger,” an attempt to shame and harm women in need of vital reproductive health care services.
This counter protest will stand in silent joy and good cheer as we stand for women and reproductive rights and against those forces that would see the rights of women degraded.
Please not that this protest is not endorsed by or associated with Planned Parenthood.
Their protest is scheduled from 10-11am, ours will begin a half hour earlier and end after their side is done.
Let’s not allow these anti-woman zealots the ability to present their message unchallenged.
We will meet on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood. We will not disrupt traffic or make noise, but quietly hold signs of support. We will not engage with the protesters from the other side. I know the temptation will be there, and they will try to provoke, but gentle smiles and silence will go a longer way.... See MoreSee Less
In lieu of a general meeting this month, we’ve decided to schedule another working group session. This will give us time to reconnect with members of all working groups – not just the one(s) you belong to – so we can coordinate our efforts. If you haven't formally signed up for a working group yet, you can do so here: bit.ly/2gHuoOA... See MoreSee Less
10 Davol Square Unit 100,Providence RI 02903 Map
INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST SEX WORKERS
COYOTE RI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) joins Sex Workers, allies and advocates from around the world in recognizing “International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers”
Sunday December 17th 2017
Location” 10 Davol Square Unit 100,Providence RI 02903
Free community event - light lunch & child care will be provided.
Contact: Bella Robinson at email@example.com 401-525-8757... See MoreSee Less
RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty
10th Annual Vigil at the State House
Working together, we believe that we can improve the lives of all Rhode Islanders and reduce poverty in our state. We have a responsibility to protect and support all Rhode Islanders, whatever our religion, race/ethnicity, immigration status, gender, age or socioeconomic standing. We believe that all Rhode Islanders deserve nutritious food, affordable housing, decent wages, quality education and accessible healthcare.
* bear witness to our faith traditions' teachings that we are to be a community that cares for all, not just some;
* call on elected officials to govern with care, compassion and wisdom;
* propose specific policies for legislative action in 2016; and
* find -- and offer -- inspiration and encouragement in the struggle for economic justice.
Please join us.
What are my parking options? There is limited street and lot parking available near the State House. There is also parking available for a small fee at the Providence Mall parking lot.
What if I am a clergy person interested in participating in the annual reading of names? Contact Victoria (RIinterfaithcoalition@gmail.com or 401-421-4111 ext. 161). Clergy will meet at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church by 2PM for a pre-event program to learn more about our advocacy issues and prepare for the Vigil. We will march together to the State House, arriving a few minutes before 3PM.
How can I contact the organizer with questions? Contact Victoria at RIinterfaithcoalition@gmail.com or 401.421.4111 ext. 161.... See MoreSee Less
Please join me and Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, Nobel Prize winning economist, to discover how to build our economy and fight climate change at the same time. Direct air capture technology is a low cost and low energy way to collect carbon dioxide for the profitable CO2 market. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how we can boost business in Rhode Island while taking the lead on climate change.... See MoreSee Less
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... See MoreSee Less
University Medicine Foundation Building, 375 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915 Map
Join the RI Healthcare Access and Afforability Partnership (RI-HAAP) for an information session about priorities for 2018. Learn about state and national efforts to create a universal, comprehensive, affordable healthcare system and how you can help educate and advocate for single payer health insurance.... See MoreSee Less