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Creating Together
Lecture Series

Hera Gallery is pleased to announce an important lecture series called CREATING TOGETHER. These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery afterwards.

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| Lecture 12 |

Getting involved with refuge resettlement in Rhode Island
Speaker: Brandon Lozeau, Community Relations Manager at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7-8pm

Brandon Lozeau, Community Relations Manager at Dorcas International Institute will educate us about current issues faced by refugees in RI and how we in South County can support their needs.

http://www.diiri.org/Default.aspx

Donations will be given to DIIRI.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.

The event is free and open to the public.
Children are welcome.

These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery Facebook page afterwards.

 

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| Lecture 11 |

Future of the Affordable Care Act & Medicaid
Speaker: Linda Katz, Policy Director of EPI

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7-8pm

Linda Katz, Policy Director of EPI, will explore how federal changes to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid will impact Rhode Island.
http://economicprogressri.org/

Donations will go directly to the EPI
We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.

The event is free and open to the public.
Children are welcome.

These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery Facebook page afterwards.

 

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| Lecture 10 |

Reviewing How a Bill Becomes A Law
Speaker: VIMALA PHONGSAVANH, Assistant Director
Common Cause RI

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7-8pm

Vimala Phongsavanh, Assistant Director of Common Cause RI will explain the legislative process in RI.

Original panel discussion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55h1Hc_SHYA&feature=share

The event is free and open to the public.
Children are welcome.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.

These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery Facebook page afterwards.

 

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| Lecture 9 |

When Science Gets Political
Speakers:
• James Restivo, RI Sierra Club Representative
• Sunshine Menezes, Executive director of the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7-8pm

Restivo and Menezes will address how we can use science to enact political reforms. Learning how to write and understand scientific concepts for all of us helps communication towards future policy, like what the Sierra Club is bringing forward in the near future.

Donations will be divided between both organizations.

The event is free and open to the public.
Children are welcome.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.

These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery Facebook page afterwards.

 

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| Lecture 8 |

The Fight For Our Public Schools
Speaker: Sarah Markey from the National Education Association

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7-8pm

With the changes in Washington, D.C. we can expect that a number of harmful education policies will be coming our way.  We will explore these potential threats and how community members, parents, teachers, and staff are coming together to fight for the Schools Our Students Deserve.

The event is free and open to the public.
Children are welcome.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.
ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO THE NEA.

These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery Facebook page afterwards.

 

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| Lecture 7 |

What’s Next for Reproductive Freedom?
Speaker: Craig O'Connor, Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
7-8:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Society
27 North Rd, Peace Dale, RI
 

 

RSVP REQUIRED - click here

 

AGENDA
Speakers include local activists and Craig O'Connor from Planned Parenthood Votes! RI. 

- Update on what is happening in Rhode Island and in Washington, DC
- Planning next steps
- Taking action to support legislation
- Meeting with our elected officials

BACKGROUND
The outcome of the national elections means the threat to reproductive rights and access to health care, right here in Rhode Island, is frighteningly real.

That is why several of your neighbors are calling us together for a community meeting on reproductive freedom for residents of Northern RI.

What's at Stake?

Donald Trump has pledged to support defunding Planned Parenthood, repealing the Affordable Care Act, and to appoint anti-abortion judges to the Supreme Court. If Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protect legal abortion, is overturned, control over reproductive rights will return to the states.

That is deeply concerning: Rhode Island receives an F from NARAL Pro-Choice America, and is considered hostile to abortion rights by the Guttmacher Institute.

In fact, the Rhode Island Constitution says, in Section 2, that "Nothing in this section shall be construed to grant or secure any right relating to abortion or the funding thereof."

In the next weeks and months, there will be a lot of activity to defend and expand reproductive rights in Rhode Island. Rhode Islanders are ready to fight for reproductive freedom, no matter what happens in DC!

Together, we will fight to protect reproductive freedom. And we will stand strong against the hateful rhetoric and policies threatening so many communities across the country - including women, immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and more. 

For right now, please know that we will never back down, our doors will not close, and we will not stop fighting.

In solidarity,
Craig (O'Conner)

P.S. Please click (https://plannedparenthoodvotes.org/node/67) to learn about the elections here in Rhode Island and learn more about why Rhode Island has so much work to do.

 

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| Lecture 6 |

"Power Plant Impacts, What does it mean for Rhode Island?
Speaker: Paul Roselli, Burriville Land Trust

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
 

If built, the Invenergy project will destroy 200 acres of land near Echo Lake, Wallum Lake, Buck Hill Management area, George Washington Park and land owned by the Burrillville Land Trust. Many are protected properties purchased by voter approved Open Space bond referendums.

The power plant will not reduce your electric bill, but will impact your health, safety and make it impossible for Rhode Island municipalities to meet their greenhouse gas reductions as required by the Resilient Rhode Island Act. So why is this power plant being built? And what are the impacts to South County and other towns and cities in this region?

Come find out in this highly interactive lively presentation about the Invenergy project. The proposed power plant is a 1-gigawatt fracked gas diesel oil fired power plant that could be built in the middle of the woods in northwestern Rhode Island. The presentation is free and open to the public.  


Learn the Facts is sponsored by the Burrillville Land Trust along with the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions. 

- The event is free and open to the public.
- Children are welcome.

 

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| Lecture 5 |

The Challenge to Civil Liberties in the Age of Trump
Speaker: Steven Brown, Executive Director, ACLU of Rhode Island

 

 

 


http://www.riaclu.org/

Tuesday, January 17
7-8pm

The event is free and open to the public.
Children are welcome.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.
ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO RIACLU.

These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery Facebook page afterwards.

 

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| Lecture 4 |

Panel Discussion on Activism

Speakers:
• Working families of RI, Abby Godino
• Campaign Organizer for Clinton Campaign in Ohio, Jordan Heveanor
• Rhode Island State Representative, Teresa Tanzi

 









http://workingfamilies.org

Tuesday, January 10
7-8pm

The event is free and open to the public.
Children are welcome.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.
ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO Working Families.

These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery Facebook page afterwards.

 

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| Lecture 3 |

Speaker: Rhode island Council for Islamic Advancement
Dr .Wendy Manchester Ibrahim, Vice President

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Tuesday, December 13
7-8pm

The event is free and open to the public.
Children are welcome.
We are asking for a suggested donation of $10.00.
ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO RICMA.

These events will be held at the gallery and as a live Facebook event. If you miss it, the recording will be shared on the Hera Gallery Facebook page afterwards.
 

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| Lecture 2 |

"Reproductive Freedom at Risk: Rhode Island In the Age of Trump"

Speaker: Craig R. O’Connor, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

 







November 29
7-8pm

Recording of Lecture on Facebook

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| Lecture 1 |

"The Human Issue of Immigration"

Speaker: Michael T. Doyle, Esq., Executive Director
IMMIGRATION ADVOCACY & SUPPORT CENTER (New London, CT)