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Closing Ceremony for Immigrant Story Exhibit at Tiverton Library
September 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcoming Rhode Island, an initiative of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, will be hosting the closing celebration of the Welcoming RI Exhibit at Tiverton Public Library on September 14th at 5:30. It will feature a cultural performance, food, and featured speakers. It is free and open to the public.
“The Welcoming RI Exhibit is a unique opportunity to engage with stories of migration to a new country, which may be so unfamiliar to some people,” says Welcoming Rhode Island’s manager, Brandon Lozeau. “Sharing these stories is a crucial effort in celebrating our diversity and building welcoming & inclusive communities throughout Rhode Island.”
Since 2011, Welcoming Rhode Island and the Global Studies program at Providence College have collaborated on the My Story, Our Community project. As a means of sharing stories of migration to the Ocean State, My Story, Our Community has brought together hundreds of college students and foreign-born Rhode Islanders in a concerted effort to recognize and celebrate the vibrant and incredibly diverse communities of our state.
The Welcoming RI Exhibit has been made possible through the generous support of Pawtucket Credit Union, Island Foundation, and a grant from the ADDD Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation, a charitable community trust serving the people of Rhode Island.
For more information about Welcoming Rhode Island visit welcomingri.org and for more information on Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island visit diiri.org.