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As RI Latino Labor Force Grows, More Education and Training is Needed to Help Workers Compete in Local Workforce

February 29, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The number of Latino workers in Rhode Island is expected to more than double by 2040, according to the infographic, “State of Working Rhode Island: The Latino Labor Force,” released today by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. In the last decade, the Latino labor force has increased 38 percent (from 8.4 percent to 11.6 percent) — representing the largest growth among workers of color in the state.

Yet, even with the projected growth — in which Latinos will make up nearly a quarter of Rhode Island’s total workforce — Latino workers face major employment challenges, including a scarcity of jobs, significant wage and income disparity and a lack of adequate education and skill to compete in today’s job market, all of which can have major implications for the state’s economy.

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Remembering the Holocaust with Rosalie Franks

December 15, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – Seventy years have passed since the Holocaust ended with liberation of the concentration camps, but people like Rosalie Franks work to ensure its legacy is never forgotten.

In the 1990s, she devoted five years to interviewing 92 Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation (now the USC Shoah Foundation), a web archive of 51,000 video testimonials from survivors around the world.  Since that experience, Franks – a longtime adjunct professor of critical writing, literature and philosophy at Roger Williams – has brought back lessons on human rights and social justice to her classroom.

What preparation did the Shoah Foundation give you?

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President’s Distinguished Lecture – Ambassador Andrew Young

Inauguration Week 2011 Event.

Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.

About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young

For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.

University to Host Roving Eye Film Festival from April 10 to 17

April 8, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival and Roger Williams University are collaborating to present the 11th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival from April 10 to April 17. The festival will feature more than 80 international films and documentaries, including numerous world and United States premieres, as well as workshops with visiting filmmakers and student film and arts showcases.

All films will be free and open to the public. Festival screenings will be held in Global Heritage Hall, Room G01. International films will be screened with English subtitles.

The full schedule of film screenings is available here: http://www.film-festival.org/RovingEye.php.

University to Host Fourth Annual Tournées French Film Festival from April 4 to 9

April 1, 2016

BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University and Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) are collaborating to bring a medley of acclaimed French films to campus with the fourth annual Tournées French Film Festival from April 4 to 9. The festival will present six new and classic French feature films starring seasoned players, new talent, and marquee American actors like Kristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz. It kicks off Monday with “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” an influential 1959 film that reinvented the concept of chronological narrative of storytelling.

All films – screened with English subtitles – will be free and open to the public. Festival screenings will be held in Global Heritage Hall, Room G01.

The full schedule of film screenings is available here: http://www.film-festival.org/TourneesFilm.php/.

Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival

Roger Williams University and the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) are proud to collaborate in the presentation of the Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place on April 4 and April 6-9, and will be free to the general public and campus community. 

Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival

Roger Williams University and the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) are proud to collaborate in the presentation of the Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place on April 4 and April 6-9, and will be free to the general public and campus community. 

Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival

Roger Williams University and the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) are proud to collaborate in the presentation of the Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place on April 4 and April 6-9, and will be free to the general public and campus community. 

Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival

Roger Williams University and the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) are proud to collaborate in the presentation of the Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place on April 4 and April 6-9, and will be free to the general public and campus community. 

Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival

Roger Williams University and the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) are proud to collaborate in the presentation of the Fourth Annual RWU Tournées French Film Festival. The theme for this year’s Festival is “Connecting through Storytelling.” The Festival will take place on April 4 and April 6-9, and will be free to the general public and campus community.