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Racial Profiling: A Community Conversation

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

racial profiling skit

PrYSM skit on racial profiling at the RI State House

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida and the fact that his killer remains free one month later has focused attention on the reality of racial profiling.  It is a legacy of the racism that is in the fibers of our culture.  It has many faces, from crossing the street to  avoid a bunch of teens to police stopping and frisking youth of color on a regular basis. 

 

Walking Meditation for International Peace Day at WaterFire

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 6:30pm

Water Fire procession for peace

Waterfire Procession for Peace

Join us for a walking meditation on peace in collaboration with the Peace Flag Project and Providence Water Fire.  As part of the RI Month for Peace activities surrounding the 10th anniversary of September 11th and International Peace Day September 21st, the annual Buddhist walking meditation will take place this year as part of the Sept. 24th Water Fire.  The walk will be led by local interfaith leaders.

Assemble at 6:30 pm at the Waterplace Park Basin. Walkers can purchase and carry Candle Luminaria as they walk slowly and in silence.

In-State Tuition Lobby Day RI

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Support immigrant students who have graduated from a RI high school, been in the state for at least 3 years, who meet admission requirements  who ask to go to state colleges at in-state tuition rates.  If you are planning to join the lobby day, please contact Michelle DePlante, mdeplante@iiri.org or Marta Martinez at martamartinez@cox.net

One Nation Rally

Rhode Island residents holding a banner at the One Nation rally

See more pictures from the One Nation rally in our South East New England Office's flickr stream.

End of Summer gathering for RI progressives

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join with like-minded folks from progressive groups from all over RI for networking, fun, food, and music (and wicked good political discussion).  Suggested donation $5.  It is a potluck, so bring food to share as well as instruments and you passion for a better world. 

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