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Presentation on “A Matter of Truth”

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Presentation on "A Matter of Truth"
“A Matter of Truth” report is a comprehensive examination and documentation of the role of the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island in supporting a “Separate and Unequal” existence for African heritage, Indigenous, and people of color from 1620 to 2020. The report includes over 650 primary and secondary sources of research materials.

Keith Stokes
The historical findings from the report will form the basis for the mayoral established “Municipal Reparation Commission” to recommend a reparative justice investment strategy for the City of Providence. Presenter: Mr. Stokes is presently Director Business and Development for the City of Providence, Rhode Island. Mr. Stokes has a long and distinguished career in business and community development, with degrees from Cornell University and the University of Chicago. His past professional positions have included Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and Executive Director of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. He has also been an Advisor for Rhode Island with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and served on numerous local, regional, and national business and public boards, including Vice President & Trustee of the Preservation Society for Newport County, Quonset Development Corporation, Rhode Island Foundation and Governor’s Workforce Board. Mr. Stokes is a frequent national, state, and local lecturer in community & regional planning, historic preservation, and interpretation with an expertise in early African and Jewish American history.

Registration is required!
Please click the "Register Now" button located at the top of this page. You must select whether you wish to attend in-person, or via Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link early on the morning of July 15. If you opt to attend in-person, please join us at the address, below, at the time of the event. Should you need assistance registering, please call 401-441-5240, and a service coordinator will lend a hand.
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Friday, July 15, 2022, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM
245 Waterman Street, Suite 406
Providence, RI  02903
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete.
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Wendy Oliver
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