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A MATTER OF TRUTH: The Struggle for African Heritage & Indigenous People Equal Rights in Providence, Rhode Island (1620-2020)

This work was developed with the Mayor’s African American Ambassador Group, which meets weekly and serves as a direct line of communication between the community and the Administration. What originally began with faith leaders as a means to ensure equitable access to COVID-19-related care and resources has since expanded, stablishing subcommittees focused on recommending strategies to increase equity citywide.


The RIC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) aims to advise and support the personal and professional growth and development of our partners of the campus community.

Employees are encouraged to explore the Employee Assistance Program benefits here.

Ramadan 2022

Reminder: Ramadan 2022 is April 1 to May 1! Please see below:

What school faculty needs to know:

  • Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting. Practicing Muslim students will be fasting from dawn until dusk (approx. 6:00am to 8:00pm).
  • Fasting means NO FOOD and NO WATER.
  • Ramadan celebration often involves prayers late into the night.
  • It is not unusual to be up past midnight for prayers and then get up around 5 a.m. to eat before dawn and pray.
  • Ramadan 2022 will last approximately from April 2-May 2. Ramadan is scheduled on the lunar calendar so it moves dates each year.
  • Muslim Students may be tired, hungry, and dehydrated in your classes - especially if they are with you late in the afternoon.

Virtual Library Resources

**The Office of Institutional Equity maintains the following collection of dvds and power point presentations as resources for the College community. 

Please contact the Margaret Lynch-Gadaleta, Director of Institutional Equity ​(456-8387, mlynchgadaleta@ric.edu​) to request and reserve from ​the list​ below.

  • Free Speech Crisis - Protect First Amendment Rights & Students’ Demands to Maintain an Inclusive Community

  • Microaggressions, Equity & Inclusion - Lessen the Racial Divide to Create an Inclusive & Civil Campus Community

  • 5 Strategies to Recruit, Engage & Retain Students Using Technology

  • 5 Innovative Mental Health Intervention Programs - Engage, Support and Retain Your Students at Risk

  • Title IX & the Latest Dear Colleague Letter (March 21, 2017)

  • Dismissal, Suspension & Readmission Policies: Balance ADA, Behavior Threats & Campus Policy

  • Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom