6-4-15 URI Potluck and a correction

Dear Friends,

I hope you are all well and happy. I apologize for the extra email, but this is time sensitive. I know many have enjoyed this event in years past....This is from Clare. For more info you can contact her at clare2sartori@gmail.com.

Hi Joanne, I hope you are well and your garden is flourishing with the needed rain. Typically, we have a lot more notice but not this year. The URI Nonviolence International Summer institute has begun and the beloved community potluck will be held this coming  Monday, June 8 beginning at  6 pm . Sangha members who participated in the past have been very happy to meet some of the students who are from 14 countries and 13 states. It is especially exciting to hear about the work they are doing in nonviolence in their home countries. There is a program on Thursday, June 4 that will feature the work by several of the students and  Wednesday, June 10 , there will be a panel including Doc Lafayette, Prof. David Ragland and rev. Cori Bush entitled, "From Selma to Ferguson: The March continues". These programs which are free and open to the public will take place in the Hardge forum of URIs Multiultural Center beginning at  7 pm . Please pass the word onto sangha members.

Bowing, Clare

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Also a correction to the last email. Mary Beth Meehan's photography show and discussion will be June 11 not July!

Seen/Unseen: Providence is an installation of eight banner-sized portraits of Providence community members, some up to 30-feet tall, in the downtown Providence landscape. The images come from the project "Seen/Unseen" at  marybethmeehan.tumblr.com.

The  banners will be installed this week, on buildings along the Washington Street corridor of downtown Providence!

The installation will help launch the  Providence International Arts Festival with these  Public Events:

*On Thursday, June 11, at 4 p.m., we will have an  Artist Talk and Public Conversation at the RISD Museum , Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence . Please join us to discuss the work, meet some of the people in the photographs, and think about issues that the work might raise.

*On Saturday, June 13th at 6 p.m., a  Print Exhibition of fifteen additional portraits will open with a reception at the  Providence City Hall Gallery, Kennedy Plaza.

Please join us!

And thank you very much,

Mary Beth