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Providence, R.I.: Women of all colors unite

By March 13, 2014
WW photo: Liz Green

International Women’s Day was marked in Providence, R.I., by a “Women of All Colors Assembly,” a wonderful gathering of 100 amazing women representing dozens of organizations. Convened by mostly African-American, working class women, it brought together people with a super-high level of energy and enthusiasm for women’s unity and organization. The assembly was also a […]


Rhode Island People’s Assembly meets on MLK Day

By February 7, 2013
Mary Kay HarrisWW photo: Liz Green

Chairperson Mary Kay Harris convened the Eighth Annual Rhode Island MLK All-Peoples Assembly on Jan. 26, by reminding those gathered that 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin ­Luther King’s unfulfilled “dream.” To set the tone for the discussion, Harris read a quote from a speech that King made in 1968 building for the […]


Rhode Island curfew law put on hold

By October 14, 2012
WW photo: Bill Bateman

Joined by constituents and community organizations, the 11th Ward city councilman, Davian Sanchez, announced on Oct. 4 that he has placed his proposal for a youth curfew in Providence, R.I., on hold. Instead, Sanchez said he will introduce ordinances to improve youth employment and recreation, and ban practices that can lead to racial profiling. “The […]