Climate Sense: A Practical Guide To the Overwhelm of the Changing Climate
Like millions of other people, do you feel frozen in place at the mere mention of climate? Do you want to put your head under a pillow and ignore it all?
What if you could understand how important you are to our world?
Climate Sense: A Practical Guide To the Overwhelm of the Changing Climate is an invitation to take up constructive actions. Becoming part of the solutions feels good. Climate Sense gives context by way of positive responses to past environmental disasters. This engaging and understandable book takes a hard look at where we are now in terms of the climate changing, and then walks us through actions each person can take. Expect to come away with a clear and inspiring sense of what you can do.
Patricia Hinkley, author, instructor and Climate Concerns Counselor is dedicated to helping people navigate these times. She is the author of Climate Sense: A Practical Guide to Finding Solutions and Keeping Your Cool, Chasing Sleep/Lonely Tussles in the Dark and Claiming Space/Finding Stillness that Inspires Action. Pat’s medical experience as an RN, and holistic psychotherapist inform her unique perspective and ability to help people manage their responses to the stressors and situations in their lives, bringing the seemingly out of control back into balance. She lives near the beach in southern Rhode Island with her doodle dog and fluffy, gray cat.
Visit https://www.PatriciaHinkley.com to learn more.
Stories for kids. Coffee and tea for grown ups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.