Happy 4th folks! The PPL is closed until Monday so get outside and enjoy the summer days. Here’s a postcard of the flower gardens in Roger Williams Park, circa 1915, to get you in the mood. #providence #rhodeisland #rhodeislandhistory #parks #rogerwilliams #flowers #postcards (at Providence Public Library)
My dearest Tumblr-ers,
I did it. I completed an 82.4 mile ride from Framingham, MA to Providence, RI and back. I left at 9am, and made it home at 9:30pm. It took me only 8.5 hours of actually skating, though.
This was a day of many things for me. It is my first planned-route trip that I completed from start to finish. It is my newest single day pushing record. Its my third time crossing state lines by longboard.
I’m on cloud nine. Thanks everyone here for your support- I did it.
This is a call to the Rhode Island community to pay respects, mourn, honor, and acknowledge our fallen Black Cis and Trans* Sisters who have lost their lives and freedom at the hands of the Police State. A vigil for the lives that are too often forgotten or pushed aside. The names who do not get chants, the faces who do not get to be transformed into posters, the people who are not chosen for Million Marches.
This event is not a march. It is a collective gathering to acknowledge lives lost and to speak out against Police State violence. It is a time for us to gather together as a community to mourn together and begin to heal together. Because of this the event is innately political. Honoring the lives that Society would rather leave invisible and speaking against the systems of oppression that would rather keep us silent and complacent (or dead in the streets). But, perhaps the biggest threat to Societal Order will be the act of us coming together as a community to care for one another. Communities of color banding together and caring for each other has always been terrifying to The State and status quo.
Bring drinks, snacks, signs, candles, frustrations or just bring yourselves. Let us come together to chant “Black Lives Matter” and truly mean that “All Black Lives Matter”.