The 6th Annual Salgi Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run
The 6th Annual Salgi Esophageal Cancer Walk/Run. This walk is held at the Warwick City Park, Warwick, RI, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on 06-17-17, beginning at 10:00 AM. The length of the walk/run is 2.7 miles. Please visit Salgi.org to register.
Fireside Bourbon Dinner at Linden Place Museum
Warm up this winter with a little bourbon by the fire! On Thursday, March 23, 2017, join us at Linden Place for a five-course dinner featuring Americaâ€™s best bourbons and dishes prepared by some of East Bayâ€™s finest chefs.
The evening begins with appetizers inside Linden Placeâ€™s historic carriage house. Then guests will be seated for an amazing fireside dinner that has been carefully designed by participating chefs. Enjoy a different bourbon craft cocktail perfectly paired with each dinner course, along with tasting notes and comments by the chefs. Featured chefs include Chef Niki Holden from Robertoâ€™s Restaurant, Chef Chris Kleyla and Chef Catie Zamow from Statesman Tavern and Chef Richard Allaire from Metacom Kitchen. Bourbons will include Jeffersonâ€™s Reserve, Eagle Rare, Colonel EH Taylor, Small Batch 1792 and Hudson Whiskey. A cash bar with wine and beer will also be available.
In addition to great company, delicious food and sipping on fantastic bourbon, youâ€™ll be supporting Linden Place as proceeds benefit the restoration of Linden Place Mansion.
The Fireside Bourbon Pairing Dinner happens on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00pm. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased through the Linden Place website at www.lindenplace.org or by calling 401-253-0390.
Race: The Power of an Illusion
Is race in our genes, or just in our heads? Where did the idea of race come from? Why is it so hard to talk about race? What if it was suddenly revealed that the most basic assumptions about race â€” for instance, that the world's people can be divided biologically along racial lines â€” were false?
A three-part PBS documentary series, Race: The Power of an Illusion, asserts that race has nothing to do with biology. Instead, the series features scientists and experts who believe the notion of race is a construct based on history, laws and social custom. The documentary series uncovers the history of race, the "science" that justified it, and traces how these beliefs took such a furious hold on our imaginations, arguing that while race may be a biological fiction, the consequences of racism are very real.
Linden Place Museum will sponsor a three-week screening series. Each week a one-hour episode of the documentary will be viewed followed by a facilitated conversation about race and its relevance to our society and todayâ€™s current events.
Thursday, March 23, 6:30 PM, Part 1: The Difference Between Us" â€” a survey of scientific findings that suggest the concept of race has no biological basis.
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 PM, Part 2: "The Story We Tell" â€” the historical context of race in North America, how the idea got started and how it took hold.
Thursday, April 6, 6:30 PM, Part 3: "The House We Live In" â€” how social institutions uphold racial differences by favoring select groups when it comes to housing, loans and other economic and social benefits, perpetuating inequalities 40 years after the Civil Rights Act proclaimed all Americans "equal."
The screenings & discussions will take place at the Rogers Free Library Herreshoff Community Room at 525 Hope Street, Bristol. Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested as space is limited. More information is available by calling 401-253-0390 or visiting www.lindenplace.org