Join us in the parish pre-show before
DBR’s Redemption Songs and Sonatas

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6 PM in the Parish Hall
First Unitarian Church of Providence, 1 Benevolent St.

Performance starts 7 PM in the sanctuary

Learn what local community activist groups are doing to help make the world a better place for us all! The Peace Flag project will host a peace flag making workshop, and members of community activist organizations will be available to introduce their work. First Unitarian Church Side With Love and Sanctuary committees will be on hand with fresh baked goods for workshop participants.

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

Sista Fire: SISTA FIRE’s long-term goal is to support a strong, grassroots network of women of color that focuses on economic empowerment, community-led action, healing and wellness. FB/IG: @Sistafireri

Doulas of Rhode Island is a professional organization for doulas who serve families in the state of Rhode Island. FB/IG @doulasofrhodeisland

Peace Flag Project: We work with people to create Peace Flags that reflect positive wishes for the world. This is an enriching and enlightening experience for all ages. The flags are based on the Tibetan Prayer Flag tradition. https://www.facebook.com/thepeaceflagproject.org

AMOR: We are an alliance of community-based grassroots organizations mobilizing and organizing rapid response to resist increased instances of individual and state-sponsored violence. FB/IG @amornetwork

Hope and Change for Haiti: We advocate for women and immigrant rights and promote cultural awareness. In Haiti we invest in community development with a focus on water, housing, and education in the rural of the country. FB @hncforhaiti

The Womxn Project (TWP) is a non-profit organization in Rhode Island focused on building a strong, feminist, community-based movement to further human rights of Rhode Islanders by using art and activism to advance education and social change. TWP stirs social awareness and invites political action to inclusively further womxn’s rights through creative advocacy campaigns and collaborative art projects. FB/IG: thewomxnprojecthq

The Center For Reconciliation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Providence, R.I. Founded in 2013 as an initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, the Center for Reconciliation offers a wide range of public programs, events and exhibitions about the history and legacy of slavery, the slave trade and the construction of race and racial identities in America so that together we can build a more just and equitable future. FB @CenterforReconciliation

Climate Action RI: We are concerned citizens working to build the climate movement in Rhode Island. An affiliate of 350.org, we’re fighting for 100% renewable energy, a clean and sustainable earth, and environmental justice for all. FB @ClimateActionRI

The George Wiley Center is a statewide group actively committed to local community organizing for the purpose of creating social and economic justice through changes in public policy. @GeorgeWileyCenter

Sunrise Providence: Sunrise Movement Rhode Island is a youth movement fighting for a Green New Deal and climate justice in Rhode Island. The Green New Deal is a 10-year plan to mobilize every aspect of American society to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030, a guaranteed living-wage job for anyone who needs one, and a just transition for both workers and frontline communities. @SunriseProvidence

RISD Flips

SURJ: Standing Up for Racial Justice

Providence Student Union @pvdstudentunion

FANG: Founded in 2013, The FANG Collective leads direct action campaigns to create a more just world, working across issues to bring communities together to enact powerful change. @FangCollective

Women’s Fund of RI: @womensfundRI

First Unitarian Church social justice committees Side with Love and Asylum Sanctuary Committee will be offering home made treats! @SSLFirstU @firstuprovidence

DARE: Direct Action for Racial Equality @daretowinri/

Never Again Providence @never_again_action

Concert program funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Part of FirstWorks’ Raise Your Voice project, with support from Otto H. York Foundation and Providence Dept. of Art, Culture + Tourism.
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