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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The FireBall | The Extraordinary Rendition Band | TRAC Builders

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

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Today, Nicole Purcell and Barnaby Evans will host! We’ll get a recap on last month’s spectacular Fireball and an update on the new WaterFire Arts Center.

Our first guest will be Rachel Elizabeth Driver of TRAC Builders, who was on the Fireball Night Owl Committee.

Michael David Gore, of the Extraordinary Rendition Band, will also be joining us!

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Edible Rhody Magazine | Intracity Geeks | AIA RI Archistar Award

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 will be joined by WaterFire board member John Schenck, who will tell us about this month’s holiday edition of Edible Rhody magazine.

Next on, Claude Arnell Millhouse, founder and Executive Driector of IntraCity Geeks gives us a look back on the amazing Hack(RI) Hackathon, which concluded this weekend, and its key theme, “Revolutionizing RIPTA”.

And have you heard the great news that we received the 2016 AIA Rhode Island Archistar Award for the WaterFire Arts Center? Peter Mello, our Managing Director, will tell us about this special honor.

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Emery’s Catering | Tavolo on Federal Hill | The Providence Rescue Mission

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 will be joined by Elizabeth Silver and Matt Rowey of Emery’s Catering, our incredible season sponsor who has catered the Brazier Society reception all season long! They’ll give us a look at how Emery’s approaches the busy holiday season, as well as give some tips on holiday cooking for all of us.

Next on, Pat Cruz will tell us about Federal Hill’s hottest new restaurant and wine bar, Tavolo, as well as some fun holiday activities to mark on you calendar.

And finally, Sean and Meghan Carew will join us to let us know about how you can help with the good work that is happening at the Providence Rescue Mission this holiday season.

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Naval Station Newport | ESGR RI | WaterFire’s FireBall

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 will be joined by Petty Officer Third Class Jacob Garanito from the Naval Station Newport, who carried the U.S. Navy Colors in the Joint Service Color Guard at the WaterFire Salute to Veterans!

Next on we’ll have Mike Ritz, who will tell us about his work with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as well as Leadership Rhode Island.

Finally, WaterFire’s own Director of Philanthropy Nicole Purcell will be giving us an update on WaterFire Providence presents: FireBall, our incredible annual fundraiser party coming up on Thursday November 17th, and some of the amazing performances you can expect to see at this spectacular event in the new WaterFire Arts Center!

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Naval Academy Prep School | Army 88th Band

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 will be giving us some more updates on the November 5th – WaterFire Salute to Veterans this weekend! She will be joined by Jason Phillips, Commander in the Navy Reserve, who served in Afghanistan in support of OEF, and now teaches at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport.

Next on we’ll have Chief Warrant Officer Todd Garrepy, Commander of the Army 88th Band, which will be performing at the fire this weekend!

Don’t miss the many spectacular tributes we have planned for the final WaterFire of the season! Visit waterfiresalutetoveterans.org for more information.

 

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Providence VA Medical Center | Peace Love Studios

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 will be joined by Heather Oberg from the Providence VA Medical Center, and Kyle Toto of VA New England Healthcare, telling us about all the exciting things lined up for the November 5th – WaterFire Salute to Veterans, especially at the Veterans Resource Fair!

Next up we’ll have Matt Kaplan from PeaceLove Studios, who will be on-site with a very special interactive project at the Salute to Veterans!

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