PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 7, 2020) —  Women’s Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI), a leader in the movement to improve policies that impact women and girls in Rhode Island, will be holding a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, May 21, from 5 pm-6 pm to energize voters. The discussion topics include what it means to live in a democracy, how to protect our democracy, resources for people to help protect our voting rights, and how to support candidates in times of COVID-19.

The panelists include:

– Erin Vilardi from Vote Run Lead

– Taylor Dumpson, Law Student and anti-defamation activist

– Vimala Phongsavanh, Congressional Progressive Caucus Center

The event is co-hosted by Rhode Island College (RIC).

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Tickets are available here

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

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization located in Providence, Rhode Island.  The mission of the WFRI is to invest in women and girls in our community through research, advocacy, grant making and strategic partnerships designed to achieve gender equity through systemic change.  For more information, visit