Silent Film Pioneers At PPAC

(8.11) The RI International Film Festival will feature the works of four female cinematic legends from the silent film era this Friday evening at PPAC. This unique retrospective will highlight the works of Lois Weber, Alice Guy, Mabel Normand, and Lotte Reiniger. The entire program runs roughly 99 minutes. Go here for tickets to Silent

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Sally Ride Day — Natural History Museum

(6.17) Join the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium for a day of activities as we celebrate Sally Ride’s legacy as an astronaut, physicist, educator, and advocate for young people. Dr. Sally K. Ride became a national icon of achievement in science and space on June 18, 1983, when

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The Forgotten History Of The Independent Woman

This living statue of The Independent Woman arrived at Kennedy Plaza this afternoon in honor of International Women’s Day, courtesy of the Womxn Project Education Fund. Here is the history behind the project. In their original 1895 renderings, State House architects McKim, Mead and White sketched a female figure atop the building’s dome. The figure

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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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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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