“Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” RI Community Screening and Discussion @ Sprout CoWorking Providence, 166 Valley St Bldg 6M Suite 103, Providence, RI 02909
Dec 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Brave New Films weaves together personal stories from experts, poll watchers and ordinary Georgians speaking to the reality of voter suppression in the 2018 election. While voter suppression has been going on for over a century in America, Georgia was ground zero in 2018 amidst a historic gubernatorial race between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp. Abrams fought to become the first Black female governor in the U.S. while her opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, was in charge of running the election. Covering a race that was ultimately decided by just 54,723 votes, the film exposes how the constitutional right to vote remains under siege as the 2020 election approaches.

The event features a welcome message from Nellie Gorbea, Rhode Island Secretary of State, and a screening of the film. Immediately following the film, a panel discussion will be held. This event is co-hosted by: The #YESpvd! 365 Project, ARISE, AS220, the Equity Institute, Sprout CoWorking, the Rhode Island Department of State, and NAACP Providence Chapter.

This event is part of The #YESpvd! 365 Project, a division of the Youth Empowerment Summit, to educate the community about civic action and voter suppression. Throughout the year the project hosts events and programs to enrich, empower and equip young people ages 13 to 24 with educational, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities. 

This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome, but space is limited! Attendees must RSVP via Eventbrite. Link to event rsvp:

Hope and Change for Haiti Fundraiser for Marie Michaelle Saintil @ Sprout CoWorking Providence 166 Valley St Bldg 6M Suite 103 Providence RI 02909
Jan 1 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

An evening of traditional Haitian pumpkin soup and live performances to raise money for Marie Michaelle, 41, a Haitian-born community activist, spoken word artist, poet and performer with stage 4 metastasized breast cancerTickets are $20, donations are welcome, and HnC hopes to raise $5,000 to help cover Marie Michaelle’s medical bills and expenses not covered by insurance. To learn more about Marie,

Hope and Change is a 501(c)3 organization based in RI that advocates for women and immigrant rights and promotes cultural awareness.  If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to support. For tickets and donations: For more information:

Sprout CoWorking Free First Fridays! @ Sprout CoWorking - both locations
Jan 3 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sprout CoWorking Community Breakfast Club @ Sprout CoWorking Warren, 489 Main St, Warren, RI 02885
Jan 8 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Sprout CoWorking Community Breakfast Club @ Sprout CoWorking Providence, 166 Valley St Bldg 6M Suite 103, Providence, RI 02909
Jan 9 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM