Rhode Island to stand against bigotry and hatred

Please join WaterFire on Sunday, September 3rd, for a show of community wide solidarity against the bigotry and hatred.  We are gathering at 7:15 at the RI Holocaust Memorial in Memorial Park to show support for the Memorial, but to also reaffirm our commitment that hate will not divide our community.  Roger Williams founded Providence to be a haven for all those persecuted for reasons of conscience and we must actively be on vigil to assure that his promise is kept.

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island is a radio show underwritten by National Grid and supported by Emery’s Catering.  It is hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Barnaby Evans with special guest  Reverend Richard Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn and Barnaby welcomed leaders from around the state to discuss the importance of the entire community being united to preserve the civic virtues of ensuring equality and tolerance in the wake of the demonstrations in Charlottesville.

President and CEO of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, Adam Greenman, discuss the importance of the RI Holocaust Memorial and the recent addition of the names of RI survivors and the community observance taking place this Sunday.  The Jewish Alliance hosts the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center on Elmgrove Ave.

Pauline Getzoyan and Esther Kalajian from the RI Holocaust and Genocide Education Committee  join us to discuss their work on the new curriculum that focuses on teaching all RI students about these issues.  Ms. Getzoyan and Ms. Kalajian produced “A Journey from Despair to Hope: The Story of the Armenian Americans of Rhode Island” in 2011 with the Genocide Education Project, which is an additional resource for this larger effort.  The curriculum looks at the full range of intolerance and expands from the Holocaust to look at the Armenian and Cambodian experiences and also the civil rights struggles of Native Americans and African Americans.

Next we are joined by James Vincent, President of NAACP Providence, to discuss the long arc of the civil rights struggle in the United States and the focus and efforts of the NAACP to promote tolerance and battle racism.  Robb Dimmick of Stages of Freedom rounds out the hour to discuss their mission of creating programming focused on the lives of Black Rhode Islanders and to enriching the experience of all inner city youth.  Stages of Freedom’s new headquarters and gallery is located at 10 Weybosset Street just off Memorial Blvd will be open this Sunday until 9:30pm.

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WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Our host, Bronwyn Dannenfelser, is joined in the studio by our dear friend Spogga (Spogga: Brother Hash on Facebook).

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FringePVD | RI Defeats Hep C

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Our host, Bronwyn Dannenfelser, will be joined by Dr. Lynn E. Taylor talking about C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C, which is coming up on Saturday, August 5th.

Also on the show Bronwyn will be speaking with Bob Schlink about Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera, which will be performed at 10:00 p.m. on 7/27 and 7/29 at the FringePVD festival. See their complete schedule.

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Narragansett Bay Commission | FringePVD

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Barnaby Evans.

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Our host, WaterFire’s creator, Barnaby Evans will be joined by Ray Marshall from the Narragansett Bay Commission talking about this weekend’s Clear Currents event.

Josh Short, Founder and Artistic Director of The Wilbury Theatre Group will join us to talk about all the excitement at next week’s FringePVD Festival

 

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Bastille Day Ceremony | RI Supporting Veterans | Salute to Veterans WaterFire

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Co-hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser and Heather Oberg.

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Bronwyn will be joined by Heather Oberg, Executive Assistant to the Director/ Acting Administrative Chief at the Providence VA. They will talk about Rhode Island’s efforts in supporting veterans, the Salute to Veterans WaterFire, and a very special summer sports clinic.

Barnaby Evans, WaterFire creator, will be featured and will tell us about a Bastille Day ceremony honoring three Rhode Island WWII Veterans for their service in the liberation of France.

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National Grid and WaterFire | Volunteering at WaterFire

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Bronwyn begins this edition by talking about the upcoming full lighting sponsored by National Grid.

Tim Rondo, the media relations specialist at National Grid, is today’s guest. He’ll be speaking to Bronwyn about the company’s involvement with WaterFire, for example the charging stations.

Next is dedicated WaterFire volunteer Jerry Suggs telling us what it’s really like to be a part WaterFire, and exactly what his involvement means to him.

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WaterFire Arts Center | WaterFire Aerial Performing Artist | Steelyard Artistry

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Nicole Purcell.

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First Nicole will be speaking with one of WaterFire’s Development Associates, Allison Costa about topics such as her position in the organization, and the WaterFire Arts Center.

Nicole Raab is up next to discuss her background in aerialist performance, including her involvement with WaterFire

To close today’s program, Steelyard blacksmith and metal artist Curtis Aric will be featured to talk about working as an artist in Providence.

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WaterFire Arts Center Grand Opening | Trinity Repertory Company | PrideFest

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Today Bronwyn will be joined by Nicole Purcell, WaterFire’s director of Philanthropy, to discuss the grand opening of the WaterFire Art Center.

Then Trinity Rep actor, Joe Wilson Jr., talks about what he’s been up to lately, including his involvement on the board of Pride Fest.

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Portuguese Heritage | RI Day of Portugal at WaterFire

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Today Bronwyn will be talking about the WaterFire this weekend dedicated to Portuguese heritage, along with other cultural events.

Bronwyn speaks with Marie Fraley, director of Rhode Island College’s Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies, and Lionel Texeira, president of Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in Rhode Island. They discuss the upcoming WaterFire dedicated to Portuguese heritage, and more generally Portuguese history in Rhode Island.

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Providence College 100 | RI National Guard Open House Airshow | The Taste

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show – underwritten by National Grid and supported by Lifetime Medical and Emery’s Catering. Hosted this week by Bronwyn Dannenfelser.

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Our first guest today is Ann Manchester-Molak from Providence College talking about the school’s commencement weekend, 100th anniversary and celebrations for these, including a full WaterFire lighting.

Next is Major Christopher Peloso to discuss the Rhode Island National Guard Open House Airshow!

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