Trick or Treat the Rotary
Oct
28
1:30 PM13:30

Trick or Treat the Rotary

Stop by in your costume and trick or treat!  Start at The Collective and make your way to other local business nearby who are participating.

End back at The Collective for a spooky craft, Halloween story time, and a pinata.  Warm apple cider will be served.

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 Coffee with the Candidates
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee with the Candidates

Join us for this informal event and get to know local candidates running for School Committee and Town Council.  We will update the event details as we get closer with exactly which candidates are able to join us.

Don't miss the opportunity to have a 1on1 conversation with folks running for office and find out more about their vision and stance on key issues.

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I Am Alfonso Jones
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

I Am Alfonso Jones

Join us for our first ever teen book discussion.   Teens age 13-15 are invited to read I Am Alfonso Jones, a graphic novel by Tony Medina.   And join others their age for pizza and a book discussion!  

About I Am Alfonso Jones:  In the first graphic novel for young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, as in Hamlet, the dead shall speak—and the living yield even more surprises.

Foreword by Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy.

Copies of the graphic novel will be available at The Collective while supplies last.

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Labor Activism in Canada
Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

Labor Activism in Canada

Join us for a discussion with André Poliquin, a labor activist with The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE). CAPE is the third largest labour union in the federal public service. They represent 13,000 economists, policy analysts, researchers, statisticians, translators, interpreters and terminologists – among many others.

We will have a lively discussion about work in Canada,  coordination between US/Canadian unions, and the future of  grassroots labour activism in Canada.

Refreshments will be served.

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Author Talk with Hilary Salk
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Author Talk with Hilary Salk

In 2016 Hilary Salk self-published a novel called Eavesdropping in Oberammergau that draws on her experiences as an American Jewish girl living with her parents in Germany three years after the Holocaust. She now asks the questions: Did I feel safe then? Am I safe now?

Hilary Salk has degrees from Brown University and Rhode Island College. She founded the Rhode Island Women’s Health Collective in 1975, ran for Governor in 1982, and worked as a real estate broker in Providence for 25 years.

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Souper Sunday with Alejandro Reuss
May
6
4:00 PM16:00

Souper Sunday with Alejandro Reuss

Alejandro Reuss is a historian and economist, having studied Latin American history and immigration history at Tufts (MA, 1993) and economics at UMass Amherst (Ph.D., 2013). He is a past co-editor of Dollars & Sense magazine and the author of the book Labor and the Global Economy. His activism has included work on labor, war and militarism, immigrants’ rights, the environment, the global economy, and other issues.

Join us for a vibrant presentation and discussion!

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May Day Celebration!
May
1
5:00 PM17:00

May Day Celebration!

Join us to celebrate International Workers' Day! The origin of May Day is intertwined with the struggle for a shorter work day, but it is about so much more. Come learn about the history of May Day, in the U.S. and abroad and enjoy some music, featured speakers and activities.

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Book Club: The Far Away Brothers
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Book Club: The Far Away Brothers

Hi this event is open to anyone who would like to read and discuss the book "The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life" by Lauren Markham.

If you need a copy, we have a few available for sale at The Collective.

Snacks and beverages will be served. See you there!

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Souper Sunday with Hope and Change for Haiti
Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Souper Sunday with Hope and Change for Haiti

Join us for The Collective's April Souper Sunday! Each month a guest speaker will offer a discussion on a topic that relates to social justice and/or human rights and The Collective will provide delicious homemade soups.

This month we are very excited to host Aniece Germain, Assistant Director of Hope and Change for Haiti, a local non-profit organization led by group of Haitian-American professionals concerned about the condition of life of Haitian Community, and Haiti. Hope and Change for Haiti works to contribute to the effort of rebuilding the country and facilitate the recovery of the people from natural disasters.

Aniece was born and raised in Haiti, and moved to the United States in 2009 after she escaped from a life-threatening situation. Like the majority of children who grew up in Haiti, she experienced extreme limited access to basic needs such as food, water, clothing, healthcare, and decent living space. Despite her limited options for schools in Haiti, she was able to attend the State University of Haiti where she completed a degree in Science of Communication majoring in journalism. Aniece worked as a reporter in a daily newspaper and also anchored a television show. In 2007, she accepted a position as communication technician at the Ministry of Condition Feminine and Women’s Rights in Haiti.
We are excited to hear more about Aniece's story and learn about Hope and Change for Haiti!

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Full Moon Postcard Writing Party
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Postcard Writing Party

Make your voice heard! Join us for conversation about current events and then put your passion to paper and let your local, state, and federal elected officials know how you feel. Postcards, stamps, and tea/coffee provided; donations welcome to curtail costs.

Hosted by Jeanine Silversmith.

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Souper Sunday with Samantha Cullen-Fry
Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

Souper Sunday with Samantha Cullen-Fry

Join us for The Collective's March Souper Sunday! Each month a guest speaker will offer a discussion on a topic that relates to social justice and/or human rights and The Collective will provide delicious homemade soups. 

This month we are very excited to be joined by Samantha Cullen-Fry. Samantha is an enrolled member of the Narragansett Indian Tribe and is the Indigenous Empowerment Network Coordinator at Tomaquag Museum. Samantha’s role is to help facilitate relationships that create a catalyst for economic change within the Native Community.  Coming from the town of Narragansett and having bi-racial parents, Samantha has a unique perspective when it comes to the fight for racial and social justice and privilege.  Her work is focused on the Indigenous community because she feels that the Indigenous voice in this county has been systematically silenced for so long but the voices of the people have never been silent.

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Special Movie Night "Bloody Sunday"
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Special Movie Night "Bloody Sunday"

Join us for a special movie night and come watch Bloody Sunday with us. A depiction of the events of the infamous massacre which took place Sunday on January 30, 1972 when 27 civilians were gunned down by the British Army in the streets of Northern Ireland. The story revolves around two young men who are caught up in the crossfire.

After the movie, stick around for a discussion facilitated by Patrick Crowley, RI rabble rouser and union organizer.

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Protect Families First presents "Just Say Know"
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Protect Families First presents "Just Say Know"

Join Protect Families First for a reality-based conversation about youth drug use, as well as how to foster more effective drug education and school drug policies. We will use a “safety first” framework that acknowledges that many youth use drugs and that our priority is to keep people safe and healthy. In this session, we will also talk about the societal contexts to better understand and address teen drug use. 

Protect Families First is a Rhode Island based non-profit. Our mission is to advocate for drug policies and practices that promote community health and safety, keep families intact, support youth, and keep people out of the criminal justice system.

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Postcard Writing Party
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Postcard Writing Party

Make your voice heard! Join us for conversation about current events and then put your passion to paper and let your local, state, and federal elected officials know how you feel. Postcards, stamps, and tea/coffee provided; donations welcome to curtail costs.

Hosted by Jeanine Silversmith.

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Girls Auto Clinic with Beth
Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

Girls Auto Clinic with Beth

Join local car fanatic, Beth McGuire, as she hosts this clinic!

The clinic will be focused on empowering women so we that we know basics about car maintenance and aren't intimidated when we go to the mechanic.

We can also save money with some of the things that Bethany knows! Men are welcome at this event too.

The book "Girls Auto Clinic" will be available for purchase but is not needed to attend.

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Free Introductory Arabic Class
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Free Introductory Arabic Class

Marhaba – Hello! – مرحبا

Are you interested in learning Arabic?

The Collective is looking to start a 4-week beginning community Arabic class. Learn a new alphabet, basic vocabulary, and conversation!

$10 suggested donation per weekly meeting.

Instructor: Melanie Magidow, PhD in Arabic and 10 years experience making learning Arabic fun!

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Souper Sunday: Coyote RI
Feb
4
4:30 PM16:30

Souper Sunday: Coyote RI

Join us for The Collective's first Souper Sunday! Each month a guest speaker will offer a discussion on a topic that relates to social justice and/or human rights and The Collective will provide delicious homemade soups.

February's Souper Sunday discussion, "Trafficking and the Industrial Complex: How Polices Affect the Every-Day Lives of Sex Workers" will be led by Bella Robinson, a sex worker's rights activist who has worked in the sex industry for over thirty years.
 

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