PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 2, 2020) – The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI), a leader in the movement to improve policies that impact women and girls in Rhode Island, today announced the organization will be holding a panel: Politically Engaged Art to address how women are using different artistic media to talk about relevant political issues. This panel falls under our year of celebrating civic engagement while commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. In addition to the panel discussion, we will be displaying banners details the history of voting rights and women’s movements at the RADical Women Exhibit in the: URI Feinstein Providence Campus Lobby Gallery.


March 26, 2020 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm


URI Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies

Paff Auditorium of the URI Feinstein Providence Campus

80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903

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This panel will feature artists using different media to create artwork reflecting political and civic themes that are relevant in our times. We’ll delve deep into why each artist makes the work that they do and the impact that the work is having on each person’s community.


The panel will be moderated by composer, musician, and filmmaker Judith Lynn Stillman

The panel will feature expert insights from:

  • Charlotte Abotsi, poet and director of Providence Poetry Slam

  • Kira Hawkridge, Artistic and Founding Director of OutLoud Theatre

  • Monique Rolle Johnson, Painter, and Art Educator

Co-hosted by: URI Providence Feinstein Gallery This panel is made possible through funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

About Women’s Fund of Rhode Island

Founded in 2001, the mission of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI) is to invest in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. As a leader in the movement to improve policies that impact women and girls in Rhode Island, WFRI is focused on building economic security for women and girls, increasing political participation and representation, and conducting research on the specific challenges facing women and girls in the state. For more information, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island visit