RISD Student Groups

Black Artists and Designers (BAAD)

RISD National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

Local Resources

RISD Intercultural Student EngagementInstagram: @risdiseEwing Multicultural Center
41 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02903
YWCA Rhode Island401 769-7450514 Blackstone Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts508 999-325520 S 6th Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
African Alliance of Rhode Island AARI401 331-5535807 Broad Street, Ste. 121
Providence, RI 02907
AMOR – an alliance of grassroots
organizations, providing community
support in Rhode Island and southern
New England for victims of hate crimes
& state-sponsored violence
401 675-1414
Billy Taylor House ignites the ambition
of Providence’s most disconnected
young people through enrichment,
educational, and workforce
development opportunities.
401 442 9795185 – 187 Camp Street
Providence, RI 02906
Black Heritage SocietyAs one of the
oldest African heritage organizations
in the country, the Rhode Island Black
Heritage Society’s primary mission is
the preservation of African Diaspora
descendants’ historical artifacts —
books, art, papers and images —
and their history and accomplishments
in Rhode Island, as well as the facilitation
of interpretation efforts by those seeking
to enlighten others about Black heritage. 
401 343-2620600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Bldg. 8
Providence, RI 02908
Direct Action for Rights and Equality
(DARE) organizes Providence
communities for social, political,
& economic justice.
401 351-6960340 Lockwood Street
Providence, RI 02907
Diversity Talks increases cultural
competency by fostering a healing
space for those in power and those
most marginalized to challenge the
societal standards upholding white
Instagram: @diversitytalks22 Parsonage Street #290
Providence, RI 02903
ManUp provides a broad range of
unique workforce development and
higher educational opportunities,
resources and support services to
adult men of color, who have not
been afforded the opportunity to
aspire to more progressive goals;
while simultaneously addressing
the social, financial and legal issues
that create barriers to employment
and education.
401 277-5304;
by appointment only
80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Sista Fire is co-creating a network
of women and nonbinary people of
color to build our collective power
for social, economic and political
transformation. At the center of
our work are SISTA Circles;
through the circles we will provide
space for deep interpersonal and
leadership development.
Instagram: @sistafireri
Know of a resource you’d like us to add? Contact

Online Resources

Black Lives Matter Global Network FoundationBlack Lives Matter Global Network Foundation imagines a world where Black people across the diaspora thrive, experience joy, and are not defined by their struggles. By achieving liberation, we envision a future that is fully divested from police, prisons, and all punishment paradigms to be replaced with investment into justice, joy, and culture.
Black Lives Matter – Healing Justice ToolkitThis toolkit was created to collate, condense and share the lessons we have learned in ensuring that our direct actions are centered on healing justice. This toolkit is a beta version; it will develop in real time as we continue to uncover the implications for healing justice in our organizing. 
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)BEAM is a national training, movement building, and grant making institution that is dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.