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Celebrating Rosa Parks

WaterFire Arts Center
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Join us Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM for a concert and celebration gathering as well as community and panel discussions throughout the day.

WaterFire Arts Center
475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

The WaterFire Arts Center will also be open on Easter Sunday from Noon to 6:30 PM for viewing of Ryan Mendoza’s “Rosa Parks House Project”.


Celebration Gathering & Concert in tribute to Rosa Parks: 3:00 – 6:00 PM

4:00 PM Concert FEATURING Rose Weaver, Becky Bass, Ramona Bass-Kolobe, Delbert Collins, Elizabeth Ann Keiser, Angela Nash Wade, Raffini, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Kim Trusty and friends
Special guests: Rosa Parks‘ niece Rhea McCauley and artist Ryan Mendoza

Panel & Community Discussion: 11:30 AM
A House, a Home, a Story: Oral Histories, Family Memories, Narrative Arc and Identity

Panel & Community Discussion: 1:30 PM
The House in Art and Memory: History, Narrative, Place and the Act of Remembrance

Panel & Community Discussion: 5:30 PM
African American History and its Telling: Still Contested Ground

All events are free and open to the public!

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Funded in part by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Organized by WP Support Corporation.