Current Events At Providence Athenaeum
(3.10) Two timely events taking place at the Providence Athenaeum Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, March 9, 5:30pm to 7:30pm — The Policy & Pinot roundtable discussion series presents “Sanctuary Cities” co-presented with RI Public Radio (RIPR). Reservations can be made with Jed Thorp at email@example.com or call (401) 351.2800.
Mayor Jorge Elorza, Immigration Law Expert Deborah Gonzales, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Pare, and Rhode Island Republican National Committeewoman Lee Ann Sennick join a panel discussion on “sanctuary cities,” defining what a sanctuary city is, how the definition varies in different cities, and what the risks may be under the new administration.
Friday, March 10, 5pm to 7pm — This week’s salon will feature a conversation and book signing with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
The U.S. senator for Rhode Island and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate floor in his new book, “Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.” Senator Whitehouse combines history, legal scholarship, and personal experiences to provide a comprehensive explanation of what’s gone wrong, exposing multiple avenues through which our government has been infiltrated and disabled by corporate powers.
The Providence Athenaeum events page indicates that the Whitehouse event has reached capacity. A limited number of seats may become available the night of the event on a first come, first served basis. The in-person wait list opens at 4:30pm.
Events are free and open to the public, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, (directions)