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April 20, 2017
(All day)
Rogers Free Library, Bristol
The Women of Bristol Exhibition, organized by Roger Williams University Archivist Heidi Benedict, is the first ever exhibit-oriented collaboration between nearly all of Bristol’s historic, arts and cultural institutions. The exhibition brings together a unique collection of objects, including cooking and sailing implements, artwork, photographs, books, and other written material. The exhibit opens in the Rogers Free Library entrance gallery at 525 Hope Street on April 1 and will be available for viewing during library hours until April 30. It is free and open to the public.
April 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CAS 126
All members of the RWU community are invited to stop by Mindful Roger on Thursdays from 12-12:30 p.m. in CAS 126 for a time of meditation, quiet reflection, and intercession. Sometimes we all need a place and time just to stop and re-engage the heart, mind, and soul. Sessions will include music, readings, the naming of concerns, and quiet. Led by Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, University Multifaith Chaplain and Director, Office of Spiritual Life. For more information, email
April 20, 2017
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GHH 01 & University Library (Mary Tefft White Cultural Center)
The 12th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival created by Roger Williams University in partnership with Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off April 17th and runs through the 23rd. Kicking off the festival will be a screening of the award-winning documentary "Pell" by director Steven Feinberg that chronicles the creation of the Pell Educational Grants. This year’s programming features over 60 films from across the world including Academy Award nominees and winners, numerous world and US Premieres; panel discussions/symposia; visiting filmmakers and student film showcases. The event will conclude with the Spring 2017 Soforenko Foundation Film/Speaker Series On The Jewish Experience on April 18, 20 and 23. The sidebar program on The Jewish Experience will feature short films, documentary, media and guest speakers. This year’s programming explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel, across the globe and the Holocaust through 15 premiere films.
April 20, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
GHH 01
Moderated by George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Flickers, featuring Eric Latek, award-winning writer/director/cinematographer; Armen Garo, actor (“Gotham,” “The Departed,” The Sopranos,” “The Brotherhood,” "Vinyl,” “American Hustle”) and Michael Grando, actor (“The Tonight Show”). Tonight, Erick Latek will share the back-story on his most recent film. “The Shivoring” will be screened andthere will be Q&A with the actors who brought his vision to life.
April 20, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Global Heritage Hall 01
Three days of film screenings will take place on April 18, 20 and 23, as part of the Jewish Experience Film Series, which focuses on the global Jewish experience through short films, documentary, media guest speakers. All events are free and open to the public. This is a merit point event for RWU students.
April 20, 2017
7:00 pm
Campus Recreation Center Gymnasium
In his multimedia presentation, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof will share his father’s refugee experience, offer a historical context for the current refugee controversy and urge a deeper understanding of all people to reduce the stereotyping of “others.”