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100 Women Who Care RI Community Conversations
The Collective Power of Women: A Panel Conversation
What an inspiring discussion about the collective impact women can have in our community. Special thanks for our guests for their time and insights Aline Binyungu, Women’s Refugee Care; Cristina DiChiera, The Womxn Project; Naomi Mark, RI Coalition of Black Women and Sarah DeCataldo, Charis LLC.
It was a delight to learn more about the projects our panelists are initiating and how their efforts are not only challenging existing societal structures, but are having a such a positive impact on making change Please check out their websites below to learn more about the organizations they represent and the amazing work they are doing to help women in Rhode Island.
Thank you to everyone who attended The Collective Power of Women conversation and helped make it a success. We look forward to seeing you again at our next Community Conversation event.
Special Thanks to Our Panelists and Moderator, Sarah De Cataldo
RI Coalition for Black Women
Naomi Mark currently serves as Vice-President of Rhode Island Coalition of Black Women (RICBW). She is a Licensed Realtor and CEO of Black-Market Realty. Naomi earned a BS degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Lynn University and is currently enrolled at Purdue University Communications Master’s Program. After 20 years of working in Law Enforcement Communications, Naomi retired and decided to pursue her passion for social justice. Naomi’s work at RICBW includes advocating for the education, health, and economic empowerment of Black women and girls in Rhode Island. Personally, she is on a mission to dispel myths about homeownership. Naomi believes everyone should have access to building wealth through real estate ownership.
Women's Refugee Care
Aline Binyungu, is a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and current resident of providence, Rhode Island, and Executive director and Founder of the non-profit organization Women’s Refugee Care WRC providing assistance to refugees from Africa.
She was born in a country where the custom prevails against rights. She witnessed firsthand how much women and children were discriminated against. She was raised in an environment where a girl going to school was a luxury. She made a personal vow: “If I become educated and get a chance, I will defend women’s and children’s rights.”
She is a social worker by career with training in human rights.
The Womxn Project
Cristina DiChiera is the Director of the Womxn Project Education Fund, a nonprofit organization that uses the arts to build a more just and equitable Rhode Island. Through her independent consulting business, she provides grant writing and strategic planning services to artists and organizations, as well as public art planning and placemaking strategies to civil engineering firms and municipalities. She has served as Manager of the Visual Arts Department at Brown University, Director of Artists Programs for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and Director of the State of Rhode Island’s percent for art program.
Helping Our Community
Do you know of a nonprofit in need of volunteers, specific non-monetary donations, or is having an event or fundraiser? Let us know, we'll add it to the list!
Walking School Bus
Gently used coats and shoes/boots for children
The Walking School Bus Initiative is in need of volunteers.
The PCI Walking School Bus recruits & trains volunteers to walk kids to school—promoting on time & safe arrival, daily exercise, and adult mentorship.
Foster Forward is seeking household cleaning items, basic kitchen utensils, pot and pans, and sheet sets for their youth transitioning out of foster care and into their own apartment.