It’s no secret that engagement in civic life in Woonsocket – from politics to public events to community organizing – is difficult. There are economic and social barriers to engagement, ongoing disenfranchisement, and so many closed-off cliques, it can often be difficult to make your voice heard.
Because this feeling is shared across many communities in Rhode Island, Rhode Island Humanities carried out a massive data-gathering effort last year, and created the RI Civic Health Index to track and measure our communities’ feelings of civic health. You can download a copy here.
Rhode Island Civic Index Community Partner Alex Kithes (Executive Director, Rebuild Woonsocket), the WATCH Coalition, Silence is Violence: 401, the Milagros Project, and Rhode Island Humanities are excited to host a Community Meeting to gather, discuss, and reflect on the state of civic health and public engagement in Woonsocket. The meeting will be held Sunday, April 2nd, 1:oo -3:oo pm, at 383 Arnold St in Woonsocket (The Milagros Project space).
All are invited and encouraged to attend! Registration appreciated. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Light food and refreshments will be served.
This program is supported in part by funding from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities as part of the Rhode Island Civic Health Index initiative.
About the Rhode Island Civic Health Index
The 2022 Rhode Island Civic Health Index is the first-ever data-driven report assessing the state of Rhode Island’s civic health. This report provides a baseline to help communities, leaders, and policy makers understand what challenges and opportunities Rhode Islanders share. The Index brings together a multitude of data sources and was developed by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities in collaboration with ten Community Partners and in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and the Rhode Island Department of State.