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A panel of community leaders representing the Black, Latino, Southeast Asian, and LGBT communities will host both the democratic and republican candidates for governor in a gubernatorial forum.
WHO: Community panel to include:
- Jim Vincent, president of the NAACP Providence Branch and civil rights compliance officer at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
- Channavy Chhay, executive director of the Center for Southeast Asians
- Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, chair of Latino Public Radio and President and CEO at Women’s Care
- Patrick Smock, chair of the Rhode Island Bar Association LGBT Issues Committee and senior policy analyst at a large Rhode Island insurer
Forum participants to include:
· Ken Block
· Allan Fung
· Todd Giroux
· Clay Pell
· Gina Raimondo
· Angel Taveras
The candidates will have a chance to express their commitment to equity and inclusion in education, jobs, healthcare, and civil rights. Diversity & Inclusion Professionals (DAIP), a nonprofit that promotes equity and inclusion in all aspects of business and community success, is hosting the event. The forum is free and open to the public.
WHAT: Gubernatorial Forum hosted by Diversity & Inclusion Professionals (DAIP)
WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
WHERE: Rhode Island College – Sapinsley Hall,
600 Mt Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
WHY: To talk with the gubernatorial candidates about the equity and inclusion as important issues impacting the welfare of the state.
Linda H. Newton
Newton & Newton LLC
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