February 15, 2022

Community groups repeat call to remove cops from schools

“Community investment and involvement is a long term preventative practice that supports the emotional, social, and mental...

Following recent violence, community groups call for immediate removal of all police from schools
February 16, 2022

Following recent violence, community groups call for immediate removal of all police from schools

“We must remember that this is not an isolated incident, but rather placed within a broader pattern...

January 8, 2022

Education justice groups call for “equitable and safe schooling” during covid surge

“We face unique challenges as a society in these times. We must rise to these challenges by...

November 29, 2021

The RI Redistricting Commission hearing on prison gerrymandering

“If the state really does believe that imprisoned people are in fact residents of the districts in...

November 3, 2021

Grassroots coalition calls on Redistricting Commission to eliminate Prison Gerrymandering

“Prison gerrymandering unfairly inflates the voting power of whiter, more rural communities while diminishing voting power for...

September 29, 2021

RI takes Biden Administration to task for treatment of Haitian refugees at southern Border

“Haitians have received inhuman treatment,” said Dr Norly Germain, Executive Director of Hope and Change for Haiti....

September 17, 2021

Second Redistricting Commission meeting deals with racial data

The Census asks two questions related to race: Are you Hispanic? and What is your race? The...

The Providence Alliance for Student Safety Coalition releases plan for student safety: Police Free Schools
June 25, 2021

The Providence Alliance for Student Safety Coalition releases plan for student safety: Police Free Schools

“Police are trained to handle crime and disturbances out in the community, they aren’t familiarized with situations...

Let RI Vote releases poll in support of legislation to make voting easier
May 13, 2021

Let RI Vote releases poll in support of legislation to make voting easier

“In 2020 Rhode Islanders were given choices to cast their ballots and they responded in record numbers,”...

Elorza releases report on public safety in Providence – community leaders push for action
April 13, 2021

Elorza releases report on public safety in Providence – community leaders push for action

“Many of the arrests created by the Providence Police Department are understood to be state mandated arrests...

February 5, 2021

Civic Literacy Act needs tweaks for diversity say advocates

“Unfortunately, as much as the ‘great endeavors of the “Founding Fathers”‘ are praised in American History classes,...

December 2, 2020

Providence’s African American Advisory Group outlines plan to remove SROs from schools

“We know that teachers do not fit the demographics of the students,” said Anita Bruno, who leads...

August 12, 2020

Community Statement on Equitably Reopening RI Schools

“As the leaders in our state are working hard to develop school reopening plans, we strongly believe...

June 20, 2020

PVD youth organize and lead Juneteenth march for racial justice

“I’ve noticed that there’s missing history, history that has to do with my skin,” said Faith, a...

May 19, 2020

Community organizations led by and serving people of color announce Rhode Island Solidarity Fund

The AMOR (Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance) Network, ARISE (Alliance of RI Southeast Asians for Education), DARE...