Free Food 4 Thought: Topic: “How has Obama’s Presidency affected the U.S. conversation on race?”

Free Food 4 Thought

Monday, March 1


Ewing Multicultural Center

(41 Waterman St., Providence)

Topic: How has Obama’s Presidency affected the U.S. conversation on race?”

Guest, scholar Nell Painter.

To RSVP contact or 401.277.4957.

Purpose: With the variety of cultures, lifestyles and personalities at RISD, learning
 from one another through discussion helps us better understand the ideas
and opinions of each other as well as how our backgrounds inform our perspectives.  The offices of Multicultural Affairs, International Programs, and Public Engagment are dedicated to providing a forum for current and controversial topics to encourage members of the RISD community to contextualize and value different perspectives.

Sponsored by: The Year of Providence Initiative

The Year of Providence is an acknowledgement of place and concept, a yearlong initiative committed to broad investigation and intentional collaboration. We will fully explore the concept of providence as foresight, prudent management and divine direction. At the same time,The Year of Providence recognizes that RISD’s home in the Capital City is a rationale and impetus for exploring the many contexts across which we encounter its geography and meaning. This yearlong focus provides multiple intersections for learning and rich possibilities for sharing that help

to strengthen our sense of self and inform our engagement with others. This project uses curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities to produce meaningful and impactful learning.


Multicultural Affairs, Office of Multicultural Affairs

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