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URI’s ASF-CCE addresses hunger and health during April

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- March 20, 2001 -- Three exciting events, all brought together by Steve Pennell, artist-in-residence at the University of Rhode Island’s Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education, will be held during April. All are free and open to the public. Why not stop by and see what’s happening!

o Paint Hunger Out of Rhode Island: Creating a New World Art Exhibit.

April 1 –14, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first and second floor lobby exhibit will feature visual art and writing projects from 50 Feinstein Hunger Brigade middle schools exploring solutions to the issues and realities of hunger in our community. There will be an interactive canned good sculpture to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and collaboration with the citywide Hunger Walk on April 13. Created in collaboration with the URI Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America.


oThe Scarecrow Performance. April 26 through 28 at 1 and 8 p.m., April 29 at 2 p.m. Admission is free, donations are accepted. An autobiographical play about the causes, effects and treatment of anorexia by Rhode Island Playwright Lenny Schwartz will be performed. The program will be presented as an outreach for the public schools and youth programming organizations throughout the state including John Hope Settlement House and the YMCA. There will be educational material on anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. Suzanne Bowman, MSW who does counseling with eating disorders will lead a discussion on the subject after the Saturday and Sunday matinee performances.

oTeenspeak: Exploring racial profiling and hate crimes in Providence.

April, 30 at 6 p.m. A research-to-performance development production, in cooperation with Dr. Bernard Lafayette, scholar-in-residence at the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, Rites and Reason Theatre at Brown University, the Met School and the John Hope Settlement House. The project will compare statistical information with the perceptions of Rhode Island youth, provide an opportunity for youth to express their creative voices in solving and resolving racism, hate crimes and violence in our community.

For Information: Steve Pennell, 863-1815, Jan Sawyer, 874-2116

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