Document Type

News Article


Faculty experts to present youth-led movements for social change in the U.S. since 1968.


More than once in the last several years, Roger Williams' waterfront campus has been the scene of peaceful, yet impactful dissent. Students have protested a lecture celebrating Christopher Columbus. They have gathered at the library to remember victims of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida and speak out against gun violence. They have laid down on campus concrete, signs with messages like, “We Can’t Breathe,” “No Justice, No Peace,” and “Black Lives Matter,” scattered amidst their chalk-outlined bodies.