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Topic: racial justice

Commencement 2021 | Wassa Bagayoko ’21: In Deo Speramus, In God We Hope

Columns, Opinions

Commencement 2021 | Wassa Bagayoko ’21: In Deo Speramus, In God We Hope

April 29, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2021 Commencement Magazine

Hello, my fellow graduates, friends, families, and honored guests. My name is Wassa Bagayoko,  and it is my distinct honor and deep pleasure to address you this morning.

Rabbi Moshe Moskowitz discussed ways in which the Torah addresses punishment physically and morally and its relationship to the criminal justice system today.

News, University News

Rabbi Moskowitz discusses themes of incarceration, criminal justice in Torah

March 8, 2021 0 comments

“There are so few absolute statements in the Torah,” Rabbi Moshe Moskowitz said Monday to a small group of Brown community members at the Brown-RISD Hillel’s speaking event, “Prisons and Punishment in the Torah.” The Torah “doesn’t allow you to be an extremist. It also doesn’t allow you to just not care about things.”

The University contributed to United Way of Rhode Island's $100 million pledge that is set to promote racial equity.

Metro, News

United Way of Rhode Island pledges $100 million over five years to promote racial equity

March 2, 2021 0 comments

United Way of Rhode Island has pledged $100 million to promote racial equity through accessible education, affordable housing and unemployment for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Rhode Island as part of the organization’s LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to help address systemic racism announced Jan. 15.

Professor of Sociology Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve called the President’s plan “a step in the right direction… (but) really a drop in the proverbial bucket.”

Metro, News

“A drop in the proverbial bucket”: Incarceration scholars, housing activists weigh in on Biden executive orders

February 5, 2021 0 comments

President Joe Biden has signed 28 executive orders within his first two weeks as president — more than most presidents in recent history have done in their first month in the Oval Office. On the cusp of Black History Month, Biden issued several orders related to ending racial inequity and discrimination. 

Veritas Forum panel discusses pursuit of racial justice in the prison system

University News

Veritas Forum panel discusses pursuit of racial justice in the prison system

October 12, 2020 0 comments

Dehlia Umunna clicks play. The voice of a Black disabled mother whose 19-year-old son was just denied bail echoes, slowly at first, then her cries intensify. She screams his name over and over again.

Editorial: University’s honoring of Page, Robinson an important step

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: University’s honoring of Page, Robinson an important step

September 25, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Saturday, Sept. 22, during the University’s 2018 Black Alumni Reunion weekend, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced the renaming of the heavily frequented, six-story administrative building formerly called J. Walter Wilson to Page-Robinson Hall.

The Nash Family Foundation gave the University $45,000 to transport a house belonging to Rosa Parks’ brother from Germany to Providence.

Metro, News

Rosa Parks exhibition canceled

March 15, 2018 4 comments

The University canceled the planned exhibition of a house connected to Rosa Parks March 8, citing a “dispute” over the house that is independent of the University, wrote Director of News and Editorial Development Brian Clark in an email to The Herald.