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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.

Power Player: LPI Director Named One of State’s 30 Most Powerful Women

December 4, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Picked up a copy of this December’s edition of Rhode Island Monthly? Then you likely noticed an RWU connection. The University’s own Anna Cano Morales – a Central Falls native, longtime leader in social services and policy in Rhode Island, volunteer for causes impacting local communities and director of RWU’s Latino Policy Institute – earned honors as one of the 30 most powerful women in the state.

Tonight, she will be honored in person at a celebration, organized by Rhode Island Monthly to serve as a fundraiser for Day One, a nonprofit that helps victims of sexual abuse and violence. As tonight’s event approaches, Morales shared a few thoughts on what the award means to her.

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Audio Slideshow: Third Annual GospelFest Electrifies Sold-Out Crowd

November 12, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – Even a wintry mix of snow and rain couldn’t keep gospel-music enthusiasts from packing the Global Heritage Hall Atrium on Sunday for the third annual GospelFest.

Growing in reputation each year as an inspiring concert of traditional and contemporary spirituals, more than 200 guests sold out the show from center-stage seats to standing-room-only looking down from the second and third-floor balconies. It took only a few rousing renditions before all of the spectators were on their feet, clapping and swaying to the soulful songs.

Roving Eye International Film Festival: The Jewish Experience on Transcending Boundaries

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival has partnered with Roger Williams University to present its fall edition of the annual Roving Eye International Film Festival. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists will focus this fall's program on the Jewish Experience through short films, documentary, media and guest speakers.

This year’s series explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel and across the globe, from the 20th century to present, with a focus on the Holocaust. The series includes a talk by the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, RWU University Multifaith Chaplain; and a screening of the award-winning film, “Emigration, N.Y.: The Story of an Expulsion.” 

"Through film and scholarship, this series tells the stories of the Jewish experience globally — stories of joy, sorrow, faith, a rich culture, diasporas, fear and ultimately, hope,” said the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, a co-organizer of the series.

All programming will take place on the Bristol campus. The series is free and open to the public.  

Roving Eye International Film Festival: The Jewish Experience and the Holocaust

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival has partnered with Roger Williams University to present its fall edition of the annual Roving Eye International Film Festival. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists will focus this fall's program on the Jewish Experience through short films, documentary, media and guest speakers with events on Nov. 11, 12 and 16.

This year’s series explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel and across the globe, from the 20th century to present, with a focus on the Holocaust. The series includes a talk by the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, RWU University Multifaith Chaplain; and a screening of the award-winning film, “Emigration, N.Y.: The Story of an Expulsion.” 

"Through film and scholarship, this series tells the stories of the Jewish experience globally — stories of joy, sorrow, faith, a rich culture, diasporas, fear and ultimately, hope,” said the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, a co-organizer of the series.

All programming will take place on the Bristol campus. The series is free and open to the public.  

Roving Eye International Film Festival: The Jewish Experience Today

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival has partnered with Roger Williams University to present its fall edition of the annual Roving Eye International Film Festival. The popular and acclaimed festival celebrating global cinema and artists will focus this fall's program on the Jewish Experience through short films, documentary, media and guest speakers with events on Nov. 11, 12 and 16.

This year’s series explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel and across the globe, from the 20th century to present, with a focus on the Holocaust. The series includes a talk by the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, RWU University Multifaith Chaplain; and a screening of the award-winning film, “Emigration, N.Y.: The Story of an Expulsion.” 

"Through film and scholarship, this series tells the stories of the Jewish experience globally — stories of joy, sorrow, faith, a rich culture, diasporas, fear and ultimately, hope,” said the Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, a co-organizer of the series.

All programming will take place on the Bristol campus. The series is free and open to the public.  

Multicultural Dance Conference

The Multicultural Dance Conference gives you an opportunity to take one or two dance classes from instructors that specialize in culturally relevant dances such as Hip hop, Bollywood, Salsa and West African. Each class is 60 minutes and dancers at all levels – from beginners to advanced—can participate. In addition to learning the dance, you will learn about the cultural influence on specific types of dance, where they come from and what they mean. Afterwards, all those who participated will be invited to have a small dinner with the instructors where they can debrief and talk about the relevance of dance in culture. The Multicultural Dance Conference is a merit point event!

The dance workshop offers two sessions as follows:

Session 1: WEST AFRICAN- Dance Studio A : HIP-HOP- Dance Studio B Arrive: 3:45pm (no later than 4:05)

Session 2: SALSA- Dance Studio A : BOLLYWOOD- Dance Studio B Arrive: 4:45pm (no later than 5:05)

GospelFest 2014

Roger Williams University’s GOSPELFEST 2014 will be the final event in a six-week exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is an ALA/NEH traveling exhibit that opened at the University Library on September 23rd and will close on November 2. It has been accompanied by a wide range of lectures and performances focusing on the complex legal, constitutional, and ethical issues that faced Lincoln during the Civil War.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Men, Women, and the Rest of Us

Join us for a magnificent evening with Kate Bornstein, author of A Queer and Pleasant Danger; On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us; Gender Outlaws; and My Gender Workbook. This performance of comic and dramatic monologues will be an entertaining introduction to the notion of sex and gender beyond the binary — as well as a deeply moving affirmation of spirit for sex-and-gender outlaws. This event commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance, and is co-sponsored by SAFE, the Council on Inclusive Excellence, The Women's Center, The Locker Room, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, and American Studies.

Social Justice Week: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde

Join us at 5:00 p.m. in GHH G01 for "Reclaim the Thunder: Words, Music and Social Change!" Taina Asili will guide a discussion on ways music has been used as a tool to transform our world, and share inspiration she has gathered from her 20 year history writing and performing songs that seek to reclaim power, inspire, break barriers and unite. She will then guide participants in a hands-on songwriting exercise, first turning their ideas into lyrics, and later bringing the word to the song. Taina Asili’s band will be set up as the “house band” for participants to experiment with their creations. This workshop is open to people of all artistic levels from beginner poets to experienced mcees and singers. Join us in this interactive radical music jam to reinvent our world!