PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 7, 2020) — Women’s Fund of
Rhode Island (WFRI), a leader in the movement to improve policies that impact
women and girls in Rhode Island, will be holding a virtual panel discussion on
Thursday, May 21, from 5 pm-6 pm to energize voters. The discussion topics
include what it means to live in a democracy, how to protect our democracy,
resources for people to help protect our voting rights, and how to support
candidates in times of COVID-19.
Erin Vilardi from Vote Run Lead
Taylor Dumpson, Law Student and anti-defamation activist
- Vimala Phongsavanh, Congressional Progressive Caucus Center
event is co-hosted by Rhode Island College (RIC).
event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Tickets are
available here https://events.eventzilla.net/e/cocktails-and-conversations-democracy-matters-2138773134.
panel is made possible through funding support from the Rhode Island Council
for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment
for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public
history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and
for all Rhode Islanders.
About Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
Fund of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization located in Providence, Rhode
Island. The mission of the WFRI is to invest in women and girls in our
community through research, advocacy, grant making and strategic partnerships
designed to achieve gender equity through systemic change. For more
information, visit wfri.org.