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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.

Coming Out Day: Candlelight Vigil

Vigil to celebrate Coming Out Day and pay respect to those who have paved the way to allow Coming Out Day to be possible. The Candlelight Vigil is a beautiful ceremony led by Reverend Nancy.

Coming Out Day: Queerbaret

SAFE will be hosting an open mic night! The Queerbaret will have a laid-back coffeehouse vibe and there will be coffee, tea and cake.

Coming Out Day: Outfest

Come join us for fun activities and snacks to celebrate Coming Out Day!

Coming Out Day: Q'Runch

Queer Brunch to start off the events for Coming Out Day. Everyone is welcome!

Film Screening: "Naz & Maalik"

Two young Muslim men balance their mutual romantic attraction with life in post-9/11 Brooklyn in "Naz & Maalik." Merit point event For more information, visit

Live@RWU: Mary Stallings with Bruce Barth

With a stunning stage presence and an emotionally dynamic voice that truly inhabits her lyrics, Mary Stallings is a jazz vocalist at the peak of her musical powers. Accompanied by Bruce Barth – an accomplished pianist deeply rooted in the jazz tradition – they are one of the hottest duos performing today.

Free and open to the public. Limited seats will be available. Questions: (401) 254-3043.

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Reflecting on the 13th Amendment, 150 Years Later

September 10, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – With racial tensions heightened across the U.S. and public discourse trending toward issues of equality nationwide, Roger Williams University will host events throughout the fall semester and continue its series to mark the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment and to reflect critically on the current state of race relations in America.

Panel discussions, film screenings and guest lecturers will provide myriad opportunities for the community to engage in informed dialogue around the amendment ratified in December 1865 that abolished slavery in America and charted a new course for the nation. The “150 Years Later: The 13th Amendment and Race in America” series will culminate in a President’s Distinguished Speakers Series keynote featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson.

All events are open to the public.

Third Annual Unity Day: A Diversity & Social Justice Conversation

How will you make a difference in our commUNITY? What matters to you? Are you someone who believes in inclusion 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 third annual Unity Day on Saturday, September 26, from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm! At Unity Day, you will:

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

Alumna Theresa Agonia ’13 Captures Miss Rhode Island USA 2016

August 31, 2015

BRISTOL, R.I. – Roger Williams University alumna Theresa Agonia ’13 captured the Miss Rhode Island USA 2016 crown during yesterday’s pageant at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, marking the second year running in which a young woman with RWU roots has triumphed in the statewide competition.

No stranger to pageantry – Agonia was the fourth runner up for Miss Rhode Island USA 2013 – the 23-year-old Central Falls native succeeds Miss Rhode Island 2015 Anea Garcia, an RWU junior from Cranston who proceeded to earn second runner up honors in the Miss USA national pageant in July.

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