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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 02-18-2021

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ored," he said. The film ends with "a call to action to come together," Pari said. "I want to get all communities thinking cre- atively about how they can re-address statues … to tell a broader historic story." Pari, of Providence, is a member of the Special Committee for the Review of Commemorative Works, developed by the city of Providence's Department of Art, Culture and Tourism to develop a more formal process for bringing com- memorative work into the city. He said he's hoping this film will also help get the word out about the advisory panel. In terms of the debate, he said the solution is not always about removing statues. "I really love the re- interpretation idea," he said, or adding something around a statue that contextualizes it. As an LGBTQ-owned organization, TEN31 Productions "has strived, pushed and promoted inclu- sion in all aspects of its artwork, including a diverse production team and a diverse performer roster," including encouraging cli- ents to include BIPOC his- torical figures as part of their installations, performances and event experiences, according to organizers. Everyone who participated in the making of the film donated their time, including Montage Media Productions; Mike Henriques, director of photography and edit- ing; and Jessica Brown, cultural consultant. Tammy Brown played the role of Ida B. Wells; Mary Arnold played Virginia Brooks; and Richard Davia played Robert E. Lee. In addition to Auger, Stephanie Carey provided production and support. To set a reminder to watch "Unalienable" dur- ing its release, visit https:// youtu.be/SnO3yYn5LBU . For more information, visit wemakepretend. com . The film, which was shot at Prospect Terrace in Providence, will also live on the group's Facebook and YouTube pages so people can watch it anytime after the release. On the set of "Unalienable," are ERIC AUGER, left, and TAMMY BROWN portraying the statue of Ida B. Wells. TEN31 From Page 17 is, "The effort is likely to lead to lots of frustration for both you and your child, so I wouldn't recommend it." But a parent who tells me that her child's shy- ness has manifested in rude behavior? That's different. Rudeness, being behavior, can be corrected and for the child's sake, I definitely rec- ommend it. Family psychologist John Rosemond: johnrosemond.com, parentguru.com. PARENTING From Page 21 Valley Talks presents exploration of environmental legacies of manufacturing WOONSOCKET – Valley Talks, a series of biweekly historical lectures by the Museum of Work & Culture, continues Sunday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. on Zoom. Writers Kerri Arsenault and Rebecca Altman will present "Paper or Plastic? Legacies of Work, Family, Community," a discussion of their work about North American manufacturing and the environmental, political, and personal lega- cies it has left behind. Arsenault grew up in the rural working-class town of Mexico, Maine, where for over 100 years the com- munity orbited around a paper mill that provided jobs for most people, includ- ing three generations of her family, which is the focus of her book, "Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains." Altman's forthcom- ing book, "The Song of Styrene," contains an inti- mate story about a seem- ingly un-intimate thing: plas- tic. Plastics are personal to Rebecca, not only because her father made plastic, but because plastic is so embed- ded in our everyday lives, bodies, even used in life- saving medical devices. The Q & A portion of the program will also feature Johnathan Berard, who is the Rhode Island State Director for Clean Water Action. His advocacy portfolio includes toxics and chemical policy and he has been working for the last five years to strengthen chemical policy in Rhode Island, including passing in 2017 the second- strictest prohibition on organohalogens in flame retardants in the U.S. Individuals can register for the talk by visiting https:// bit.ly/3s3ysMn . 22 ENTERTAINMENT FEBRUARY 18-24, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION answers

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