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Since we last checked in, a lot has been happening. To name a couple of things, the country elected a new president and the New Leaders Council application deadline has closed. Mark Riddle, President of New Leaders Council's Board of Directors, said it best: "We must not lay down the torch. Leadership is forged in the furnace of adversity, we must lead the way to the country we all deserve."
The 2016 Election brought to the fore the major progressive issues facing our next President and legislators, and our country as a whole. Where are we now and what can we look forward to as we collectively think about and engage with education, climate crisis, immigration and refugee rights, criminal justice, and economic justice. Join these scholars, journalists, and public servants in a discussion about where we have been and where we are headed with some of the most important issues facing our communities. State Representative Aaron Regunberg will serve as moderator for this event.
Panelists include Dr. Ramon Borges-Mendez, Community Development & Planning, Clark University, Brad Brockmann, Center for Prisoner Health & Human Rights at The Miriam Hospital, and Dr. Phitsamay Sychitkokhong Uy, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts LowellClick here to buy your ticket!
Charon Rose is the director of constituent relations for General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Rose is a lifelong Rhode Islander with deep roots in the capital city, Providence. A graduate of Classical High School, she is a first generation college graduate receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Rhode Island College. Growing up in the city’s Chad Brown neighborhood, Rose had an early understanding of social inequality and injustices. Because of that, she became active in local politics and has been a volunteer and staff member for a number of elected officials. Rose is the president emeritus of the Young Democrats of Rhode Island, the organization’s first Black president, and served co-director of New Leaders Council Rhode Island.
Thank you for all of your hard work during this recruitment season!For the 2017 Fellowship, we received FIFTY-SIX applications here at our local chapter! This is a 17-percent increase from our 2016 fellowship recruitment and the most we have ever received here at NLC Rhode Island. Our applicants represent the diverse and resilient community members the NLC Rhode Island chapter looks to empower.
Between Election Day and the application deadline, the National office saw over 1000 applications come in from around the country. As of Friday, November 18, there are over 3700 applicants for the 2017 program year.
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