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Topic: protest

Community members and local activists called for immediate change to confront police brutality.

News, University News

‘It feels like deja vu’: Protesters demand end to police brutality after death of Daunte Wright  

April 15, 2021 0 comments

The late spring sun set over the Rhode Island State House Wednesday evening as protesters raised signs bearing bold letters reading: “Stop the war on Black Americans” and “Justice for George Floyd and Daunte Wright.”

As part of End Sexual Violence At Brown's Week of Protest, over 200 students gathered on the Quiet Green and marched to President Christina Paxson's home in demand of administrative action and to raise awareness.

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Hundreds of students protest administrative response to sexual violence

April 8, 2021 0 comments

“CPax will hear us, DPhi will fear us” and “end sexual violence” rang out from behind masks reading “End Sexual Violence” in pink lettering.

End Sexual Violence @ Brown called for the dissolution of Delta Phi after one of its members was expelled for mocking the organization.

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End Sexual Violence at Brown launches week of protest with poster campaign

April 7, 2021 0 comments

End Sexual Violence at Brown, a student coalition, launched its week of protest April 3 by hanging approximately 2,000 posters on and around campus. The poster campaign was the first of three events aimed at compelling the University administration to improve its anti-sexual violence efforts.

Activists from Climate Action R.I protest outside the Thayer Street branch of Chase Bank demanding that they divest from fossil fuels.

Metro, News

Climate Action RI demands Chase Bank fossil fuel divestment in latest protest

November 16, 2020 0 comments

Protesters demanded JPMorgan Chase divest from fossil fuels during a demonstration outside the Chase Bank on Thayer Street Monday morning, the latest in a series of protests of the bank organized by activist organization Climate Action Rhode Island.

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

Columns, Opinions

Hong ’24: The Minneapolis I could not see

October 8, 2020 0 comments

In late August, I rode the train — the light rail — through Minneapolis. Collapsed buildings, piles of rubble and boarded-up stores blurred past my window. Minneapolis, which I had known for a decade, was a city that I had never seen before: It was ravaged.

‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

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‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

June 15, 2020 0 comments

In the shadow of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Chief Pediatrics Resident Alexis Thompson bowed her head in silence. She was motionless, surrounded by dozens of colleagues, clad in their white jackets, blue-green uniforms and face masks.

Businesses on Westminster Street were boarded up with plywood early last week.

Metro, News

‘The only people who were aggressive were the people who were here to protect us’: In Providence, community members reflect on protests

June 7, 2020 0 comments

When the police arrived on Westminster Street between late on the evening of June 1 and early in the morning of June 2, Assistant Professor of Economics Teddy Mekonnen was standing alongside his neighbor.

In Minneapolis, MN, a memorial has been erected at the site where George Floyd was killed by a white police officer May 25.

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‘This country is leaving me pretty lost for words’: Students from Brown participate in, support George Floyd protests

June 3, 2020 0 comments

As protests against anti-Black police brutality have swelled across the country after George Floyd was killed by a white police officer on May 25, many University students from St. Paul, Minnesota to Atlanta, Georgia are among the tens of thousands taking action. 

A coalition of over 30 community organizations and faith leaders planned Friday’s car-based rally, during which dozens of advocates circled the R.I. State House.

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Amid fears of COVID-19 sweeping through correctional facilities, a rallying cry: ‘Free Them All’

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Streams of protestors drove around the R.I. State House last Friday, blaring their horns and carrying signs in support of increased releases of incarcerated people from the Adult Correctional Institutions — releases that they say have taken on a potentially life-or-death-significance, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The demonstration, “Protest Against Anti-Muslim Violence in India and the CAA” began with the lighting of candles.

News, University News

Community mourns anti-Muslim violence in India

March 6, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Thursday evening, Providence residents and University students and faculty  gathered on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center to take part in the “Holi Against Hindutva” demonstrations, joining other colleges and universities that demonstrated nationwide.