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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Events

February 2021

Spoken Word/Slam Poetry with Joan LeslieWednesday 2/17/2021 at 7:00 p.m.


Joan ‘Lyric’ Leslie is an author, a slam poet, a back-to-back Queen of the South Poetry Slam Champion and story-teller whose work journeys through self-discovery and self-love while incorporating a fair share of humor and wit. She uses poetry to call a spade a spade and to challenge systemic injustice. Her book ‘My Blackness Rhymes with Joy’ highlights experiences with love, healing, justice and the reclamation of black joy through it all.

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RIC Flix Film Club Online Screening & Discussion of Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice
Friday 2/19/2021 at 7:00 p.m.


This documentary profiles 19th Century journalist Ida B. Wells. Born into slavery, Wells was an early Civil Rights activist, a co-founder of the NAACP, and an investigative reporter who used her reporting to document the terrorizing and lynching of African-Americans in the South in the 1890s. The Movie Club is like a book club, but for films. It is part of a program co-sponsored by Student Activities, Adams Library, and the Film Studies Program. There are no dues, no commitment, and it is open to anyone.

Exploring Student Belonging at RIC: Reflections of a Recent Science Graduate
Friday 2/26/2021 at 12:00 p.m.


Brought to you in partnership with the Physical Sciences Colloquium Series

Please join us as we explore the events and challenges highlighted in the Chem4REAL podcast between our recent RIC graduate, Scarlet Santos, BS Chemistry and Karen Almeida, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at RIC. Audiences are encouraged to listen to Scarlet’s podcast here before attending the live panel discussion.

Our panel includes:

  • Scarlet Santos, BS Chemistry 2020 currently working at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston MA
  • Keri Rossi-D’entremont, Assistant Dean of Students, Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Margarida Da Graca, Project Director of the McNair Scholars Program
  • Anna Cano Morales, Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Moderated by Karen Almeida, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

*This event is co-sponsored by RI C-AIM and partially supported by the National Science Foundation under EPSCoR
Cooperative Agreement #OIA-1655221 (learn more HERE).

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March 2021

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development presents
Race, Racism, and Education: New Directions in Policy and Practice

Race, Racism, and Education - March 2

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


A panel discussion featuring:

Kevin Lawrence Henry, Jr., PhD
Anna Julia Cooper Fellow, Assistant Professor Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis School of Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Adrienne D. Dixson, PhD
Professor & Coordinator, Social Science and Education Policy
Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership
College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Marco A. McWilliams
Associate Director of Education and Training
The Center for Reconciliation,
Department of American Studies Engaged Black Studies & Justice Scholars Program
The Swearer Center, College Unbound, Brown University
BRIDGE Community Fellow, Johnson & Wales University

Cuisine of Resilience poster

RIC Unity Center Presents
Cuisine of Resilience: Connecting Puerto Rico to the World by Von Diaz
Wednesday March 3, 2021
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


To learn more about Von Diaz and her multiple on-going projects, please check out her beautiful website HERE.

Zoom Meeting ID: 853 5030 2625
Passcode: 3x863t70

This event is sponsored by the College Lectures Fund and the Office for International, Immigrant, Undocumented, DACAmented and Refugee Students, and the Unity Center.

Page last updated: February 17, 2021