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Articles by Stella Olken-Hunt (4)

The rising homelessness rate was a crisis, even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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R.I. homelessness was on the rise before COVID-19, HUD report says

March 31, 2021 2 comments

There was a 4.6 percent increase in homelessness in Rhode Island from 2019 to 2020 according to part one of the 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment, which the Department of Housing and Urban Development delivered to Congress March 18.

Providence educators respond to statewide COVID-19 vaccination effort

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Providence educators respond to statewide COVID-19 vaccination effort

March 18, 2021 0 comments

Gov. Dan McKee announced a plan last week to vaccinate all teachers, staff and child care workers who wish to be vaccinated in Rhode Island.

Filmmakers Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra discussed their film  The Infiltrators in an online event with students. An award-winning film about young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, the film tells the incredible true story in a boundary-crossing new cinematic language.

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Filmmakers Alex Rivera, Cristina Ibarra discuss their docu-thriller film ‘The Infiltrators’ in CSREA event

March 1, 2021 0 comments

In 2012, activists with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance purposefully got arrested by the United States Border Patrol. They had planned to infiltrate the Broward Transitional Center in Florida and reveal the inner workings of the immigration system.

Shekarchi, who recently took over the position of Rhode Island House Speaker,  plans to restructure House committees and work on existing legislation.

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Speaker Shekarchi speaks on house reforms, legislative priorities, representatives, students weigh in

January 27, 2021 0 comments

Representative K. Joseph Shekarchi hopes to prioritize more collaboration among House members and technologically adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.