Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place in New England and Beyond: "The Story of a Narragansett Indian Tribal Member"
Join us Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. for "The Story of a Narragansett Indian Tribal Member" with Sonia Thomas
Sonia Thomas shares the story of a Narragansett Indian girl in Rhode Island who grew up in a third world in America. Thomas is the daughter of the War Chief of the Narragansett Tribe, where her uncle was chief for 32 years. She is a long-time, experienced teacher on the indigenous ways of the Narragansett tribal people. Thomas is also an Eastern Blanket dancer and a proud active member of her sister tribes. Thomas has a B.A. in Organizational Leadership and Change from College Unbound and is a Master's degree candidate in Community Development at RWU. She is also a mother of four and a full-time employee at College Unbound.
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Save the date for the next presentation in the 2023-24 Hidden Truths Series
April 16, 2024: “Educational Segregation and Inequality in Rhode Island,” a presentation by Nicole Dyszlewski, Taino Palermo, Samuel Filiaggi, Monica Teixeira de Sousa, and Kerri Ullucci, community leaders from the School of Law and School of Humanities, Arts and Education
The Co-Lab @ RWU is pleased to present Roger Williams University's fourth annual Hidden Truths: Stories of Race and Place lecture series. This series features the research and policy work of RWU faculty and staff and community members that resurfaces untold histories and complicates received knowledge and understandings of our collective pasts. The series engages the university community and the public in deeper understandings and informed dialogues around how past inequities continue to impact societal and cultural realities and disparities today. It is sponsored by the Co-Lab, the Office of the President and the Provost’s Office.
All lectures will take place virtually and will be available for later viewing, making the presentations modular and accessible to work into courses. To view past presentations in the series, visit RWU’s YouTube channel.
All members of the campus community and the general public are welcome to attend these virtual conversations.