Providence Public School District’s “Educators of Color Meet Up” at Nelson Event Center

Project Details

Party(ies) Involved

Nelson Event Center c/o Lang’s Bowlarama


Providence, RI

Time Frame

January 17-19, 2023

Project Overview

Providence Public School District scheduled a January 19, 2023, networking event for non-white teachers only. Legal Insurrection Foundation, which previously filed a pending administrative complaint charging PPSD with civil rights violations for a racially discriminatory loan-forgiveness program, challenged the discriminatory nature of the networking event.

Our Involvement

LIF sent a letter notifying the venue owner of the planned event’s discriminatory nature. The January 19, 2023 event was then opened to white educators.

Case Documents

Letter from LIF to Nelson Event Center c/o Lang’s Bowlarama January 17, 2023