More focus on racial justice causes

COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Staff and members at Direct Action for Rights and Equality collaborate at the office. Clockwise from left, Jordan Jace, Behind The Walls member; Debra Harris, outreach coordinator; Christopher V. Samih-­Rotondo, interim director; and Anusha Alles, staff organizer for Behind The Walls. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
COLLABORATIVE MEETING: Staff and members at Direct Action for Rights and Equality collaborate at the office. Clockwise from left, Jordan Jace, Behind The Walls member; Debra Harris, outreach coordinator; Christopher V. Samih-­Rotondo, interim director; and Anusha Alles, staff organizer for Behind The Walls. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
It’s been a trying year-plus for Rhode Island-based nonprofits whose missions center around diversity, equity and racial inclusion. The murders of George Floyd and other African Americans sparked the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020. Additionally, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Most entities in the state pushing…

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