Join WaterFire June 13th, 2015, 243 years after the burning of the Gaspee, as we retell and relive the story of that historic night through a variety of artistic mediums, events, and experiences.
Presented by The Wilbury Theatre Group in collaboration with WaterFire Providence, FRINGEPVD The Providence Fringe Festival® has traditionally brought hundreds of theatre, music, dance, and multimedia performing artists to the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. In light of COVID-related closures to performance spaces, the 2020 Festival will feature performances from around the country streamed through the Wilbury Group […]
Prof. Loretta Ross (Smith College) to deliver the keynote lecture “Calling In the Calling Out Culture: A Pathway Forward” Presented by WaterFire Providence as part of the Mary Beth Meehan exhibition EYE TO EYE and the Mary Beth Meehan and Jonathan Pitts-Wiley exhibition WITNESS June 30 to August 22, 2021 Please click here or at […]
Prof Jose Itzigsohn will give a lecture on W. E. B. Du Bois – his life, his groundbreaking work, and his growing influence on contemporary sociology. W. E. B. Du Bois was one of the most important thinkers and public intellectuals of the first half of the 20th century and his work remains a powerful […]
Rev. Mahlon Van Horne of Newport often opened speaking programs in Rhode Island that featured Frederick Douglass. Ricardo Pitts-Wiley of Mixed Magic Theatre (Pawtucket, RI) portrays Rev. Van Horne delivering his speech “The Negro in Rhode Island: Past, Present and Future.” Rev. Van Horne was a much respected leader of the Black community in Newport, […]
An overview and discussion of the critical culture theory, philosophy of expansion, and key strategies to achieve the Beloved Community. “Achieving the Beloved Community: Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Critical Culture Theory” An overview and discussion of the critical culture theory, philosophy of expansion, and key strategies to achieve the Beloved Community. The speakers […]
MARY BETH MEEHAN is an independent photographer, writer, and educator, who has spent more than twenty years embedding herself in communities across the United States. Beginning in her native New England, and continuing in the Midwest, the American South, and Silicon Valley, her work, which combines image, text, and large-scale public installation, stems from her belief […]