Rhode Island- Black, Latino, Southeast Asian & LGBT Communities Host Candidates for Governor on May 28th

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Rhode Island Photo of Candidates

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.

For more information contact Linda H. Newton at lindaholmes.newton@gmail.com or 401-742-7891

Linda H. Newton

Newton & Newton LLC

strategic networking, diversity and community relations consulting





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