MLK Convocation Celebration: Winter Anti-Racism Series

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Engaging our community to move from”a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice”

Join the IDEI team and Providence Black Study Syllabus for a three-part workshop on Dr. King’s prophetic and powerful Letter from a Birmingham Jail facilitated by Marco A. McWilliams. This is a chance to do a deeper dive into Dr. King’s written works, one that is particularly salient for the current racial climate in the US today, and an opportunity to recommit to daily challenging racism in your spheres of influence.

These three progressive “lunch and learn” style workshops will all take place virtually and while we would love your participation in all three, you can register for individual sessions as your schedule allows.

 If you are a person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Central Reservations Manager (401-865-1040; M-F 8:30 AM-4:30 PM) well in advance of this event.

To RSVP for the Workshop Series, please visit the registration link below! For any questions, please email

Recording for the January 25th session now available here. Passcode to access is: CnUA6R*0

Recording for the February 15th session now available here. Passcode to access is: Oa2?9t%@

Recording for the February 22nd session now available here. Passcode to access is: &n!2J10G

We are honored to welcome our very own Dr. Aishah Scott for a webinar lecture on medical racism, disproportionate poverty and COVID disparities. More details and a link to register for this February 17th lecture below:

Recording for Dr. Scott’s lecture is now available here. Passcode to access is: B$J+=#6C

What is the Providence College Anti-Racism Series?

Two years ago our office began hosting lecture and workshop series to provide practical tools and inspiration to embody the Beloved Community we long to be. Thank you to the community partners, homegrown scholars and students who continue to renew and live out their commitment to anti-racism. You can catch up on past recordings on our website.

Rewatch Last Year’s Summer Series Recordings