We are so grateful to each and every person who has worked with us over the years to make a difference. One of the great things about being able to be out in the community more lately is we get to run into our volunteers and donors. I am always so touched when I see one of our activists and we get a chance to catch up. Time and again people tell me how grateful they are to be part of TWP and what our work means to them. We do the work to make a positive difference, to shift power and to push for justice, but it is still nice to hear the compliments.
I am so pleased that it is not just our friends and partners who see that we are making an impact. Recently, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities awarded The Womxn Project not one, but two different grants in support of our ongoing efforts. This is a tremendous honor that we have to share with YOU. So check out the info below and we will be in touch soon about some fun opportunities we are creating, a few in-person events we are hosting, and of course any calls to action for us to keep on fighting the good fight together.
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) – Major Grant Awards
RICH selected 15 public projects and documentary films for major grant awards that showcase the power of the humanities to connect communities and strengthen civil society. We are so honored to be one of them! ”
The Womxn Project Education Fund / The Civics Project ($10,800): Supports the creation and distribution of a video series and social media campaign on the rules, norms, and systems of Rhode Island’s civic landscape. The target audience for the series and campaign is marginalized communities in Rhode Island, with the goal of increased civic and democratic participation in these communities. Lead by Tammy Brown and Emily Boucher.
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities – Public Humanities in the Age of Social Distancing
RICH also awarded $10,000 to support five project grants to individuals and organizations for humanities projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the federal CARES Act.
The Womxn Project Education Fund – Illuminating the Legacy of Slavery in Rhode Island ($2,000): A merging of RI’s historical scholarship and public art, TWP will stage a series of 3 projection interventions and narrative performances foregrounding Rhode Island’s history of slavery on August 23, the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. These interventions and performances will be simultaneously live-streamed on social media and bring together 3 Rhode Island scholars, 3 actors, and 3 illustrators. Stay tuned for more information soon. Lead by Daria Lyric-Montaquila, Jocelyn Foye, and Cristina DiCheria
We are so grateful for these awards. They will help us continue to educate, connect and communities in our state to make an impact for reproductive health, rights and justice. More info soon, but for now we hope you will celebrate with us