By Madeleine ListJournal Staff Writer Posted Apr 27, 2019 at 3:14 PMUpdated Apr 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM Rhode Island health officials and community activists are working to improve care for pregnant black women, who face more maternity-related complications than their white peers, according to national and state data. Just as troubling, patients say, is the implicit bias they experienced from medical staff during labor and […]
Sista Fire, which advocates for needs of women of color, surveyed more than 200 women on issues related to social, political, economic and health topics.
A COMMUNITY FORUM BY AND FOR WOMEN OF COLOR On Saturday, October 27th, women of color from all around Rhode Island came to participate in “Invisible No More: Women of Color Standing Together“. We want to take the time to thank everyone for attending and participating! We had over 80 attendees to the community forum! Many thanks […]
These fifteen locals made the Ocean State a better place this year — not because it’s their job, but because it’s what they felt called to do. A highlight featuring our very own Ditra Edwards.
In SistaFire RI’s first year, Edwards will train 30-40 women in effective civic engagement and advocacy. She envisions those graduates will train others until there are several hundred emerging women leaders focused on building economic stability and strengthening civic engagement.
Providence’s movers and shakers, dreamers and doers – these are the 10 to Watch for 2017. A highlight featuring our very own Chanravy Proeung.