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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.

GospelFest 2014


Roger Williams University’s GOSPELFEST 2014 will be the final event in a six-week exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” is an ALA/NEH traveling exhibit that opened at the University Library on September 23rd and will close on November 2.  It has been accompanied by a wide range of lectures and performances focusing on the complex legal, constitutional, and ethical issues that faced Lincoln during the Civil War.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Men, Women, and the Rest of Us

Join us for a magnificent evening with Kate Bornstein, author of A Queer and Pleasant Danger; On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us; Gender Outlaws; and My Gender Workbook. This performance of comic and dramatic monologues will be an entertaining introduction to the notion of sex and gender beyond the binary — as well as a deeply moving affirmation of spirit for sex-and-gender outlaws. This event commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance, and is co-sponsored by SAFE, the Council on Inclusive Excellence, The Women's Center, The Locker Room, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, and American Studies.

Social Justice Week: Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde

Join us at 5:00 p.m. in GHH G01 for "Reclaim the Thunder: Words, Music and Social Change!" Taina Asili will guide a discussion on ways music has been used as a tool to transform our world, and share inspiration she has gathered from her 20 year history writing and performing songs that seek to reclaim power, inspire, break barriers and unite. She will then guide participants in a hands-on songwriting exercise, first turning their ideas into lyrics, and later bringing the word to the song. Taina Asili’s band will be set up as the “house band” for participants to experiment with their creations. This workshop is open to people of all artistic levels from beginner poets to experienced mcees and singers. Join us in this interactive radical music jam to reinvent our world!

Live@RWU Presents the Joe Locke Duo

Ticketing Information

Due to high demand for the Live@RWU series and a limited seating capacity in Global Heritage Hall, ticket reservations are required for the Joe Locke Duo concert on October 15.

You can reserve tickets via the reservation forms below. Please note that individual registrations must be submitted for every event attendee. If there is more than one person in your group, please submit the registration form multiple times, as needed, with information for each attendee.

After submitting the form, please check your email account for a confirmation email. That email will serve as your receipt. Please print the receipt and bring to the event with a valid photo ID that matches the name on the receipt.

Global Music Café: Ribab Fusion Acoustic Open Jam

A feverishly funky sign of a new era, Ribab Fusion celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh culture as it flies from '70s-style funk to Afropop vibes, from slow jams to high-energy call-and-response. The one-stringed bowed ribab weaves legacies of music past and present, sometimes gritty, sometimes soothing.

The Global Music Café Series is an opportunity to take a break from a busy week, and engage informally with musicians and music from around the world. This week, musicians are especially invited to join a musical dialogue with this great band. Anyone interested, musician or not, is welcome to drop by. 

The band is coming to Rhode Island thanks to FirstWorks, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. They'll be performing at FirstWorks’ Urban Carnavale on September 20 at 5:30 p.m., at Kennedy Plaza. For a taste of Ribab Fusion's work, watch this video of their song "Agadir Oufella" or their acoustic version of "Agadir Oufella."

Coming Out Day

OUTFest in the GHH Atrium from 3 to 5:00 p.m. Open to all students. Come enjoy games, food, and giveaways, as well as learn about National Coming Out Day. Co-sponsored by SAFE.

Mackenzie Pawliger Workshop (Trans* 101) in the School of Engineering, Room124, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Merit point program open to all students. Learn about gender and sexuality pertaining to trans-identity.

Open Mic Event in GHH G01 from 6 to 7 p.m. Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Come share your coming out story (even if it's for the first time!) and show support for LGBTQ-identifying members of the RWU community.

Candlelight Vigil on the lawn behind GHH from 7 to 8 p.m. Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Come honor the voices not heard, and reflect on the events of the day.

Information about Coming Out Day and the day's events will be available at a table in the Commons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Unity Day

How will you make a difference in your community? What matters to you? Are you someone who believes in equality and social justice? Do you want to learn more about diversity on campus and get a chance to meet students who share the same passions, interests and values as you? Be part of our second annual RWU Leadership Unity Day!

At Leadership Unity Day, you will:

• Form lasting memories with your classmates over faculty workshops, meals, games, and other fun activities!

• Meet other students who want to engage in diversity and social justice issues and who want to become involved in social change at RWU.

• Be introduced to student leaders that are engaged in social justice already and get a chance to learn about involvement opportunities through Student Programs and Leadership and the Intercultural Center. 

Live@RWU Presents the Johnny O'Neal Trio [Sold Out]

Ticketing Information

Due to high demand for the Live@RWU series and a limited seating capacity in Global Heritage Hall, tickets for the Johnny O’Neal concert are now sold out.

However – in the event that there are no-show ticket holders – we will do our best to accommodate guests if any seats are empty at the concert’s start time.

For those without tickets who are still interested in attending, please show up outside Global Heritage Hall no later than 7:15 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 17. We will accommodate as many additional guests as seating capacity allows.

About Johnny O'Neal

After an early career playing gospel piano in churches near his native Detroit, Johnny O’Neal began a lifelong exploration of jazz in 1976. In the early 1980s, he burst onto New York City’s jazz scene with such touch, unparalleled command of tunes and love of performing that he’s still the hottest ticket today.

From Seaweed to Secret Passageways: Beyond the Pages of RWU Magazine Issue 10

June 24, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. -- Wanted more between the pages of RWU Magazine's spring issue? Us, too! Whether you're enjoying your issue of RWU poolside, lakeside or surfside, here is some extra content to sink your teeth into -- from seaweed recipes to misunderstood zombies. 

And, while you revel in the relaxation of summer break, we'll be hard at work creating the next issue. As always, we want to hear from you, our readers. Let us know how you like the current magazine and send us your story ideas at Happy reading!

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