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Here are some events this week you might be interested in and some updates on what RISD Global Initiative is doing.

GI Announcements:

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Global Initiative meets every Sunday at 11AM in Ewing House.
We are looking for suggestions for a speaker at the end of the semester! Please email us or come to our next meeting if you have any suggestions of globally minded artists and designers.

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Tuesday, January 30

RI Fight for $15 and Fair Pay Bill Introduction and Kickoff

3-4:30 PM

RI State House
Join the fight for fair wages for all Rhode Islanders as we kickoff two bills aimed at gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15 & closing the wage gap.​
111 Thayer St 12-1:30PM

Memory of Slavery and Reparations in Brazil

Over the last two decades, like other former slave societies, Brazil witnessed the rise of several initiatives memorializing slavery in the public space. Although the construction of monuments and memorials, and the organization of commemorative activities associated with the slave past can be considered as a form of symbolic reparations for slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, since the emergence of the abolitionist movement some social actors have emphasized the need of material and financial reparations to former slaves and their descendants.

Wednesday, January 31

State House LIbrary 

Energize RI Act 2018 Press Conference

Join us as Rhode Island state legislators, business, and environmental leaders announce their inclusion in the Carbon Costs Coalition, a multi-state coalition of state legislators who are committed to the passage of carbon pricing in their respective states as part of a regional initiative.

Thursday, February 1

Los Habaneros at Brown University

The explosive Los Habaneros are a force to behold on stage. Mixing musical styles from their home in Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon. The band is comprised of a young generation of Havana-trained musicians, including director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director and pianist Axel Tosca Laugart, and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante.

Friday, February 2

Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
85 Waterman St, Providence, Rhode Island 02912​

How the Climate Movement Connects to the Resistance

Sunday, February 4

Winter Dinner at Tea in Sahara

Old members and new faces~ join us for dinner and tea, on us!
Meet at Tea in Sahara at 6:30pm next Sunday!

Wednesday, February 7

Monthly Activist Night at RI Working Families


Join us one the first Wednesday of each month for Activist Night. Activist nights are part social and part action. It's a place to connect with other Working Families activists, and together put some work into advancing progressive initiatives.

Thelma Golden: In Conversation

Thelma Golden is the director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Previously, she was a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is known for shaping artist-centered exhibitions about race, identity, politics, and culture. At the Studio Museum, she has grown its reputation as a place for exchanging ideas about art and society.

5:30-7PM Granoff Center

Friday, February 9

Femme in Public: A Performance by Alok Vaid-Menon

Brown University LGBTQ Center

Alok Vaid-Menon, a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator, and entertainer, challenges the notion of a static gender. Particularly, their collection of poems titled Femme in Public exploring how to celebrate transfemininity in public always. They discuss how their femininity is experienced and performed differently across various borders of culture, time, space, and relationships. Alok will perform poems from their collection Femme in Public and engage with the audience in Q&A following their performance. Come hear their narrative and celebrate the fluidity of queer space!

Meetings every Sunday at 11AM in Ewing House

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