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Rebuilding Our Past, Building New Futures: Examining Monuments and More in RI

August 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Rebuilding Our Past, Building New Futures: Examining Monuments and More in Rhode Island
Monday, August 24, 4:30-6:00 pm EST
Online Event via Zoom
Pay What You Wish / Donations Welcome 


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Like the rest of the nation, Rhode Island is currently reckoning with the pervasive commemoration of agents of colonization, genocide, and enslavement throughout our public landscape. As we grapple with contemporary racism, statues of Christopher Columbus, streets named for slave traders, and other monuments and memorials provoke urgent questions in communities from Westerly to Providence.


Whose perspectives and stories are commemorated in our public spaces, and how? How do communities publicly acknowledge histories of violence and oppression without celebrating them? And, where do we all go from here?


Join the Center for Reconciliation and a distinguished panel of government officials, scholars, community leaders, and artists to explore the history and meaning of public commemoration in Rhode Island, and to imagine new futures for our shared past.


Speakers include artist Becci Davis; City of Providence Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism Director Stephanie Fortunato; and RISD Social Equity and Inclusion Research Fellow Dr. Christopher Roberts. The event will be moderated by CFR Exhibition Manager & Curator Julia Renaud.


Participants may join the Zoom webinar either via video call or voice call. To attend the webinar via Zoom, please use this information:


Zoom Link:


Meeting ID: 967 9856 8360
Password: 594052
Call in number: +1 646 876 9923 US
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab43C5o4pD


To register and donate via Eventbrite (optional), click here: cfrmonuments.eventbrite.com


August 24
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:




Center for Reconciliation