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Community Conversation: Youth Activism & Civic Responsibility

  • 199 Hope Street
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • Dates: March 15, 2021
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Price: FREE; Pre-registration required.
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Recent tests to our country’s democratic processes remind us of the fragility of our system. For democracy to thrive it needs an educated electorate and systems that allow for full and fair participation by everyone. Join us for a discussion on the systematic barriers that keep youth of color from fully participating in our democratic society.

Student youth leaders with the Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE), a program that combines leadership training and community organizing to mobilize Southeast Asian and other Rhode Island youth of color for education justice, will lead a conversation with Rhode Island civil rights leaders of earlier generations. They’ll discuss motivations for their civic engagement, similarities and differences in their strategies, barriers to overcome, and goals yet to realize. The youth leaders will share how ARISE’s emphasis on civic responsibility informs their activism.

The FREE discussions will be held virtually via Zoom. Pre-registration required at https://www.preserveri.org/calendar

This event is hosted by Lippitt House Museum and the Providence League of Women Voters