−RWU Junior/Senior Dance Concert @ RWU Performing Arts Center7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Roger Williams University junior and senior dance and performance studies majors present original works. Their performance will portray the athleticism of the human body through the theme of desire.+7:30 pmRWU Junior/Senior Dance Concert @ RWU Performing Arts Center
−RWU Law Film Screening & Panel: “Gideon at 50: What the Right to Counsel Means Today” @ Roger Williams University Law School6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members of the community are invited to a panel discussion and screening of the recently released 30-minute documentary, “Defending Gideon,” a film narrated by Martin Sheen and produced by the Constitution Project that examines the case of Clarence E. Gideon, who challenged the fact that he could not afford a lawyer to defend himself against a conviction 50 years ago, setting off what would become a Consitituional right to an attorney. Following the film screening will be a panel discussion of Gideon’s impact on prosecution and defense and the legislative process.
Panelists will include Tara Allen, assistant federal defender in the District of R.I.; Gerald J. Coyne, deputy attorney general of RIAG; Debra Krupp, training coordinator for the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Mass.; Family Court Magistrate Charles J. Levesque, a former R.I. state Senator; the Honorable John J. McConnell, U.S. District Court of R.I.; Mary McElroy, an R.I. Public Defender. RWU Law Dean Andy Horwitz and RWU Law Professor Priya Lakhi, acting director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, will moderate the panel.
A light buffet will be served.
The event will be held in the RWU School of Law Building, Room 283, 10 Metacom Ave., Bristol, from 6 to 8 p.m.
This event is sponsored by The Alliance, the RWU Law Student Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, The Association for Public Interest Law, the Criminal Law Society, and the Multicultural Law Students Association.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more information call, Amy Lanoie at (401)254-4650.+6:00 pmRWU Law Film Screening & Panel: “Gideon at 50: What the Right to Counsel Means Today” @ Roger Williams University Law School
−Kindergarten Open House! @ The Children's Workshop3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a Kindergarten Open House at The Children’s Workshop in Rumford. Meet the talented teachers, learn about the curriculum, tour the age appropriate classrooms, enjoy some refreshments and activities for the little ones in tow. Our top-notch staff can’t wait to meet you!
This open house is completely free and open to the community! www.childrensworkshop.com+3:00 pmKindergarten Open House! @ The Children's Workshop
−RWU Alive! Arts Series: Charlestown Working Theater @ RWU Performing Arts Center7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Charlestown Working Theater core artistic group creates original performances, often in collaboration with partnering artists and companies.+7:30 pmRWU Alive! Arts Series: Charlestown Working Theater @ RWU Performing Arts Center
−East Providence Area Chamber Co-hosting PawSox Welcome Home Luncheon @ Providence Marriott12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The East Providence Area Chamber will co-host the annual Pawtucket Red Sox Welcome Home Luncheon on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Marriott Providence Downtown, located at 1 Orms Street, Providence from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.
The Chamber will welcome the players, managers and coaches and celebrate the kickoff of the PawSox 2013 season. John Tudor, former Red Sox left handed pitcher, will be the guest speaker. Tudor made his debut in 1979 at the age of 25 and played professionally for the Red Sox, Cardinals, Pirates and Dodgers before he retired in 1990. The event is open to the public and reservations are required. Cost per person for the luncheon is $40. Table sponsorships are also available.
Contact the East Providence Area Chamber at 401.438.1212 or email@example.com to register for the event, or visit their website at www.eastprovchamber.com for more information.+12:00 pmEast Providence Area Chamber Co-hosting PawSox Welcome Home Luncheon @ Providence Marriott
−RWU Presents Opening Exhibition of Painter Mark Freedman @ Roger Williams University Law School5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Roger Williams University presents an opening exhibition of new work by Mark Freedman, a Providence-based painter whose urban art scenes have exhibited in galleries across Rhode Island and Massachusetts, in the prestigious art journal, New American Paintings,” as well as in the film, “Say You’ll Be Mine.”
From cityscapes to trains to oil tanks, Freedman is captivated by the urban environment’s “unique ability to capture and hold light.” With a love of painting cities and their transportation systems, he captures the beauty and hidden stories of our urban environments.
Please join us for this opening reception and opportunity to meet the artist. RWU Art On Campus sponsors this event in conjunction with the RWU School of Law.
The event will be held in the RWU School of Law Building, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.+5:30 pmRWU Presents Opening Exhibition of Painter Mark Freedman @ Roger Williams University Law School
−RWU Talking in the Library with Shelley Puhak @ Roger Williams University4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Shelley Puhak is the author of “Stalin in Aruba,” winner of the 2010 Towson Prize for Literature, and the chapbook, “The Consolation of Fairy Tales,” winner of the 2011 Stephen Dunn Prize. Her poems have appeared in several prestigious literary journals and anthologies. Puhak is assistant professor of English at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore. She is featured in the 9th year of National Poetry Month @ RWU, and her program is co-sponsored by the RWU Alive! Arts Program and the Roger Williams University Department of English Literature and Creative Writing.
The event is free and open to the public; it will be held in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center in the main library at Roger Williams University.+4:30 pmRWU Talking in the Library with Shelley Puhak @ Roger Williams University
−RWU President’s Distinguished Speakers Series event featuring architect and educator Julian Bonder @ Roger Williams University7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ten years after being commissioned by Jean-Marc Ayrault – the French prime minister who at the time served as mayor of the City of Nantes, for centuries France’s largest slave port – the award-winning Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery opened in March 2012.
Sited on the banks of the Loire River in the heart of the city, the Memorial is the product of Wodiczko + Bonder, a design partnership created by Architect and Roger Williams University Professor of Architecture Julian Bonder and Krzysztof Wodiczko of the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
On Thursday, April 11, members of the public are invited to spend an evening with Bonder as part of a Faculty Spotlight edition of the President’s Distinguished Speakers Series at Roger Williams University.
The architect and educator will offer ideas on architecture, memory and public space and share the story of the Memorial – which received, among other awards, a Special Mention from the Biannual European Prize for Urban Public Space, an Honor Award from the Boston Society of Architects and a nomination for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Award – a unique space that invites visitors to contemplate slavery and the slave trade, celebrate resistance and abolition, and consider the continuing struggle against present-day forms of slavery.
“Not only has it earned glowing reviews from the French prime minister himself, Julian Bonder’s Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery has encouraged healing in the City of Nantes and inspired visitors from across the world to consider slavery’s legacy even today,” says RWU President Donald J. Farish. “This event offers the chance to learn the story behind the preeminent work of our colleague and friend.”
Born in New York and raised in Buenos Aires, Bonder is a longtime architect and educator based out of Cambridge, Mass. In his design projects and writings, he concentrates on exploring the relationships among memory, trauma, architecture and public space. His body of work includes projects focused on events including the Civil War, the Desaparecidos of Argentina, the Holocaust, civil rights, slavery and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Since 2001, Bonder has served as professor of architecture at Roger Williams. Previously, he taught architecture at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Syracuse University and as the Hyde Chair of Excellence Professor at the University of Nebraska. He is principal of Julian Bonder + Associates in Cambridge.
The Wodiczko + Bonder partnership began in 2003. The partners focus on art and design projects that engage public space and raise issues related to social memory, survival and struggle and emancipation related to urban and domestic violence, war, immigration, global displacement and genocides.
Wodiczko + Bonder’s Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery involves the transformation of 350 meters of the coast of the Loire River in downtown Nantes, France. Unique in its kind and scale in Europe, the project includes the adaptation of a pre-existing residual space, a product of the construction of embankments of the Loire in earlier centuries. The 130-meters-long sub-surface space, “found” in archival documentation along and often below the level of the water, is the heart of the memorial. A three-day celebratory opening of the Memorial took place on March 25, 2012.
The April 11 presentation at Roger Williams will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Global Heritage Hall, Room G01, on the University’s Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road. The event is free and open to the public; no advance tickets are required. For more information, call (401) 254-3201.
Launched in 2011, the President’s Distinguished Speakers Series at Roger Williams University invites thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines to share perspectives, inspire conversations and enrich the intellectual lives of students, faculty and staff at Roger Williams as well as members of the local community. As part of the series, each guest is invited to devote much of the daylong visit to direct engagement with students in classroom sessions, offering RWU students unique opportunities for one-on-one interactions with some of the world’s leading authors, scholars, artists and public servants.+7:30 pmRWU President’s Distinguished Speakers Series event featuring architect and educator Julian Bonder @ Roger Williams University
−Roger Williams University Religion and State Conference: “Narrative and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State” @ Roger Williams University Law School9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The 2013 Roger Williams University Religion and State Conference: “Narrative and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State” will take place Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14, in the RWU School of Law, 10 Metacom Ave., Bristol. This year’s theme focuses on emerging stories of engagement, struggle and dialogue between individuals, groups, and states. The core ideas and theories in this conference seek to span various continents and peoples working from the principles of Roger Williams in regards to secular engagement and individual voice.
This year’s conference highlights a number of scholars presenting on an array of topics from 19th century American society to church and state relations in the Middle East — and everything in between. The featured keynote speakers are Steven Green, law professor and adjunct history professor at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and author of “The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash that Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine,” “The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in the Nineteenth Century,” as well as over 30 scholarly articles on religion, history and the law; and Ivan Petrella, Ph.D., academic director of Fundacion Pensar, a public-policy think tank in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and author “The Future of Liberation Theology: an Argument and Manifesto,” “Beyond Liberation Theology: a Polemic,” in addition to a number of others books.
The conference begins Friday, April 12, at 9:00 a.m. and concludes with the closing panel on Sunday, April 14, at 9:00 a.m. Registration is $100 and must be submitted by Wednesday, March 20. The conference will be open to walk-in attendees but meals will not be available to walk-in guests. Please visit http://rwu.edu/academics/conferences/religion-and-state for more information and a conference schedule.
The event will be held in the RWU School of Law Building, 10 Metacom Ave., Bristol.+9:00 amRoger Williams University Religion and State Conference: “Narrative and Negotiation: Agency, Religion and the State” @ Roger Williams University Law School
−“The Lion,the Witch & the Wardrobe” presented by The ACTSA Ensemble @ McCulloch Center for the Arts, St. Andrew's School7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” by Joseph Robinette
based on the story by C.S. Lewis
Directed by David Tessier
Set in the land of Narnia, this faithful adaptation of C. S. Lewisí classic tale recreates the magic of Aslan, the great lion, and his fight against the White Witch. Join Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy as they step out of the wardrobe into an exciting, not-to-be-forgotten adventure with a myriad of unforgettable characters including the wolf, the centaur, the unicorn, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, and the trickster Tumnus the faun. Celebrate friendship, love, and courage in this fantastical production for all ages where good triumphs over evil.
Friday, April 12 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 @ 3:00pm
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children. Children under 3 are FREE. All tickets are sold at the door.
ALL performances are Open to the Public
Contact Lisa Abbatomarco at 401-246-1230, x3063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” is presented by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, IL
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