October 20, 2022

First Source mandates the hiring of PVD residents but the city refuses to enforce it

Businesses that receive $25k or more in city loans, subsidies or tax breaks and have four or...

March 31, 2022

Oped: Visibility isn’t enough to liberate trans communities

“More than anything, I want to see trans youth become adults,” writes V Tran....

March 2, 2022

After student assaulted by Student Resource Officer, youth-led community groups call for an end to police in schools

“Countless other students have also been brutalized by SROs. We know that police in schools only bring...

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 24, 2021

Providence Youth Created a Mural Imagining More Public Fruit Trees and Housing, and Less Police

“The mural was collectively designed to look like a park, which serves as a refuge for youth...

August 11, 2021

PVD City Council battles the self-created perception that the City isn’t safe

Overall, crime is down in Providence, but you might not know that given the things said during...

August 6, 2021

A march and vigil to remember Hiu Lui Ng, who died in Wyatt custody 14 years ago

“His pain and his suffering – it was at the hands of Wyatt guards – who knew...

July 14, 2021

Youth led Remembrance Vigil honors LGBTQ+ lives lost

“When I asked the boy who threatened my life with a knife for an explanation of his...

July 4, 2021

In response to Sayles Street incident, activists rally in the rain to defund police, remove SROs, repeal LEOBoR, and more

“I don’t see what road we take to make [the police] change,” said Justice Ameer Gaines, 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...

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...

A call for vaccine justice from BIPOC community leaders
March 25, 2021

A call for vaccine justice from BIPOC community leaders

“We are identifying that there is an urgency to address the significant low vaccination rates within our...

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...