This month Lippitt House Museum with the Providence League of Women Voters hosted two powerful and important conversations discussing the systematic barriers that keep young people and the formerly incarcerated from fully participating in civic society. Videos of both conversations are now available to watch on our YouTube channel.
Youth Activism & Civic Responsibility features Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE) student youth leaders
Niamiah Jefferson, Samia Nash, and Nancy Xiong with seasoned activists Rochelle Bates Lee, member of the RI Human Rights Commission, and Raymond Two Hawks Watson, CEO/Founder of Providence Cultural Equity Initiative.
Barriers to Democratic Participation for Formerly Incarcerated People brings together members of the Reentry Campus Program Stanley Alston, Meko Lincoln, James Monteiro, and Shannon Sampson in conversation with Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Melissa Long and State Representative Scott Slater of Providence.
"Believe the people in these situations, believe their perspectives."
~ Samia Nash, panelist for Youth Activism & Civic Responsibility