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So far this year, the Providence Police Department has documented 189 instances of aggravated assault and eight Providence residents have lost their lives due to shootings.

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Rhode Island community organizations reflect on recent uptick in violence

June 9, 2021 1 comment

After a recent series of violent incidents in the wake of last year’s uptick in local shootings and homicides in Providence, community organizations consider the change necessary to bring violent crime rates down.

Close High Side Coalition advocates for limits on solitary confinement practices through Restrictive Housing Act

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Close High Side Coalition advocates for limits on solitary confinement practices through Restrictive Housing Act

May 12, 2021 0 comments

Close High Side Coalition — a community alliance that includes attorneys, formerly incarcerated people, the re-entry organization Open Doors and Direct Action for Rights and Equality’s prison abolition campaign — is advocating for an end to long-term solitary confinement in the Rhode Island prison system. 

Students receive COVID-19 vaccines after volunteering at clinics

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Students receive COVID-19 vaccines after volunteering at clinics

March 16, 2021 0 comments

Some University students are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine after volunteering with local clinics, despite projections from the Rhode Island Department of Health that people aged 16-39 will not be eligible for the vaccine until early June. 

Brown Boosts Immunity works to protect the health of the Brown community and Rhode Island at large.

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Brown Boosts Immunity combats vaccine hesitancy in Rhode Island

February 8, 2021 0 comments

As COVID-19 vaccines become increasingly available, the student-led organization Brown Boosts Immunity aims to counter vaccine hesitancy in Rhode Island through education, community partnerships and a “humanizing” approach, co-founder Rebka Ephrem ’21 said.