Updated January 25 at 4:55pm
Social Welfare
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Rhode Island was recognized for marriage equality and passage of basic non-discrimination and hate crimes laws, but still has work to do, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. more
The R.I. Public Transit Authority will honor Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, today by participating in a re-enactment of the event that happened 59 years ago in Montgomery, Ala. more
Merrill W. Sherman was recently honored with the United Way of Rhode Island’s Tocqueville Society Award in recognition of more than 15 years of generous contributions of both time and resources as a member of UWRI’s Tocqueville Society. Sherman has received recognition for both her professional and personal accomplishments, including Citizen of the Year by March of Dimes in 2007. She has served as a director for several organizations, including Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. and The Providence Journal Co. Sherman also helped spearhead the creation of Bank Rhode Island in 1996 and served as the president and CEO of BanCorp Rhode Island Inc. until 2012. Sherman continues to provide leadership roles for several educational, civic and philanthropic institutions and she was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2007. more
A $225,000 grant for Veteran’s Inc. from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program has been renewed. A second grant $103,666 for Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families also has been awarded to the nonprofit to serve homeless women vets statewide. more
The 18th annual Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival will feature more than 240 films from 62 countries and 34 states and a host of other activities throughout the state from Aug. 5-10. more
Mechanics Cooperative Bank has donated $2,500 to Steppingstone and the First Step Inn for its work supporting the homeless. more
Citizens Bank in Providence has awarded a $5,000 TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship to Saunderstown resident Bevin Bankston for his community service work. more
Tomorrow Fund motorcycle fundraiser, Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Softball Classic and more. more
Girls Scouts of Southeastern New England has received a $75,000 donation from the Amica Companies Foundation to help build a state-of-the-art leadership center. more
Taste for a Cure, Progreso Latino gala and more. more
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