Activism

Agreement Reached — Students Remove Encampment

Brown University’s pro-Palestinian encampment came down yesterday after an agreement with the university had been reached. According to the Brown Daily Herald: The Corporation, Brown’s highest governing body, will vote on divestment from companies affiliated with Israel at its October meeting following an agreement between encampment organizers and University administrators this afternoon. Organizers announced the

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Mayday Redux

In our current environment of turmoil and protest, it is worth acknowledging those who came before. This exhibit at the RISD Museum features color screenprints on paper by local women working collaboratively, circa 1971. From the wall text: These activist posters were created by a group of artists in support of abortion rights and the

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City Honors Cesar Chavez

Civil rights and farm labor leader Cesar Chavez was honored last month with the dedication of Cesar Chavez Memorial Way on Raymond Street. Activists and politicians, many of whom reflect the city’s burgeoning Latino population, spoke at the dedication. From UpriseRI: “Cesar Chavez was, we must remember, an organizer and a fighter,” said Rhode Island

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Send David Segal to Washington

We get to write about David Segal even if RI’s second congressional district does not encompass the city of Providence, because Dave was one of the three founders of the Providence Daily Dose. [Correction: Part of Providence is within congressional district two. BC] He certainly reflects our political point of view and has already earned

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Justice For Floyd

The outpouring of emotion yesterday from those gathered at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis said it all. While a sigh of relief spread across the nation, their response to the guilty verdict was shattering to behold. We now need to reform this corrupted system of policing that has oppressed the Black community for so long.

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Congdon Street Baptist Church Needs Help

The Providence Preservation Society brings this to our attention: The Congdon Street Baptist Church, the oldest surviving African American church in the city, is raising funds for much-needed capital improvements. Completed and dedicated in 1875, the earlier congregation had to contend with troublesome neighbors early on. A period of prosperity was followed by a period

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