Women

Gansett Celebrates Women In Brewing

(3.9) Narragansett Brewery made history last year when, upon its Rhode Island homecoming, it named Lee Lord as its first female head brewer. Lord stated at the time, “I’m beyond thrilled to join Narragansett and help reestablish the brand’s Rhode Island brewing tradition here in Providence.” From the ProJo: Her career began in 2010 at …

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WF Celebrates Women Of Prov College

(10.2) And why did Janeane Garofalo go to Providence College? “It was the only school that accepted me.” But she stuck with it, graduating in 1986 with degrees in History and American Studies. (There is no reason to believe that Ms. Garofalo will be in attendance this Saturday.) And according to Wiki: While studying history …

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Dancing And Dining With Betsey And Rhoda

The Betsey Williams Cottage in Roger Williams Park is just past the Casino as one enters from the Elmwood Avenue side. You can’t miss it. In 2018 — having been shuttered for decades — the building was restored and reopened to the public. In the 1773 cottage that today sits beneath a massive sycamore tree, …

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Christiana Carteaux Bannister

As we turn the page on the calendar, who could better represent both Black History Month and Women’s History Month than Christiana Carteaux Bannister. Abolitionist, entrepreneur, and patron of the arts, Christiana Bannister was born in Rhode Island’s South County sometime between 1820 and 1822. Bannister met her husband, noted American artist Edward Bannister, in …

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Hooray For Stacey Abrams!

We were given about one nanosecond for celebrating the critical November senate victory in Georgia before the terrible events of January 6th consumed the news and our attention. But we still want to celebrate and thank Stacey Abrams and all the other great people at Fair Fight for delivering this entire country from the intransigent, …

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Virtual Convo — UNLADYLIKE

(10.19) The Providence Public Library will be hosting a virtual conversation this Monday with Charlotte Mangin, creator and director of UNLADYLIKE2020, a national video project highlighting trailblazing women from history whose stories had been forgotten. Motion graphics animator and artistic director Joel Orloff (Providence’s own) will also take part. Rhode Island women featured in the …

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‘Radical Women’ — Downtown At URI

Stop by the URI downtown campus and check out “Radical Women” an exhibit inspired by women’s history month. With art in all media by 30 area women artists exploring Women’s rights issues today on the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The exhibit features a series of panels …

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Reproductive Rights Bill — Protest At State House

[Update: The bill was not voted out of committee. Archambault voted no. The House bill is not quite dead though. WPRI has a comprehensive report: “Abortion bill rejected by RI Senate committee.”] Attention women of Rhode Island! Senate President Dominick Ruggerio stands between you and your reproductive rights. Get to the State House today to …

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‘Period: End Of Sentence’ At Granoff

(4.17) A free screening of the Oscar-winning documentary “Period: End of Sentence” takes place Wednesday at the Granoff Center. Join the Pembroke Center for a screening of “Period. End of Sentence.” winner of the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, followed by a conversation and Q and A with Executive Producer Charlotte Silverman ’22 …

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