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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.

RWU Law Exhibit: "Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island"

In celebration of Black History Month, RWU and RWU Law are presenting the opening of a groundbreaking exhibit documents 250 years of service and survival, telling the story in images and text of American firsts: the first black philanthropic organization (the Free African Union Society, founded in Newport); the first black Episcopal delegation to a Diocesan Convention (from Christ Church in Providence); the first piece of sacred music by an African-American (by Newport Gardner); and more.
 
From Feb. 28 through March 6, RWU and RWU Law will host “Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island” in the second-floor atrium of the School of Law building on the university’s Bristol campus. The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
For more information, call (401) 254-3166.
 

RWU to Host Exhibit “Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island” on Feb. 28

February 15, 2017

BRISTOL, R.I. – A groundbreaking exhibit titled “Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island” will open at Roger Williams University on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and will feature a powerful performance by actor Joe Wilson Jr., plus a panel discussion.

From Feb. 28 through March 6, RWU and RWU Law will host the traveling exhibit in the second-floor atrium of the School of Law building on the university’s Bristol campus. The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the exhibit documents 250 years of service and survival, telling the story in images and text of American firsts: the first black philanthropic organization (the Free African Union Society, founded in Newport); the first black Episcopal delegation to a Diocesan Convention (from Christ Church in Providence); the first piece of sacred music by an African-American (by Newport Gardner); and more.

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Panel Discussion and Exhibit Opening: "Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island"

In celebration of Black History Month, RWU and RWU Law are presenting the opening of a groundbreaking exhibit titled “Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island” and a conversation on the history and significance of the black church in Rhode Island. 
 
From Feb. 28 through March 6, RWU and RWU Law will host the traveling exhibit in the second-floor atrium of the School of Law building on the university’s Bristol campus. The exhibit will be on display Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
The exhibit documents 250 years of service and survival, telling the story in images and text of American firsts: the first black philanthropic organization (the Free African Union Society, founded in Newport); the first black Episcopal delegation to a Diocesan Convention (from Christ Church in Providence); the first piece of sacred music by an African-American (by Newport Gardner); and more.
 

Birss Memorial Library Exhibition: "Gabriel García Márquez and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’”

As part of the 17th Annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture Series and Library Exhibition, “Gabriel García Márquez and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the publication of his major work of literature. The exhibition is open daily through March 31 during the library's operating hours. Items are on display courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Redwood Library and others.

Featured items include:

• Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) facsimile of original typewritten manuscript (title page and page

• Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) published in Spanish in America by Vintage Espanol, a division of Random House (2009). Originally published in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Editorial Sudamericana (1967).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Address: Don Graves, Deputy Assistant to President Obama and Counselor to Vice President Biden

In honor of the contribution of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Civil Rights Movement, the RWU Law Office of Diversity & Outreach, with the generous support of Nixon Peabody LLP, presents Don Graves, Esq., Deputy Assistant to President Obama and Counselor to Vice President Biden.

Don Graves has served as Deputy Assistant to President Obama, as well as Counselor to Vice President Biden. He was also Biden’s Domestic and Economic Policy Director – providing advice on a range of policy issues including ways to create jobs, opportunity, and a wider path to the middle class – and his Traveling Chief of Staff. In addition, Mr. Graves oversaw the staff of the Vice President’s Cancer Moonshot effort.

Study Abroad Fair 2016

Stop by the Study Abroad Fair to receive information on Short Term, Semester and Year Long Programs. You will also have the opportunity to meet the Study Abroad Staff and returning students. Register for great giveaways!

Day of Silence and Breaking the Silence Ceremony

The Day of Silence is an event dedicated to honoring those whose voices were lost or unheard due to discrimination. Join SAFE at D'Angelo Commons (area in front of Roger's statue) for a "Breaking the Silence" ceremony.

Film Screening: "Beautiful Daughters"

"Beautiful Daughters" is a film about the first all transgender production of Eve Ensler’s "The Vagina Monologues." "This is the first gathering of the best and brightest of the transsexual community coming together to present a powerful message to change stereotypic views of transsexual women." - LOGO website. The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion.

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/.