Motivational speaker Dennis Rahiim Watson to give talk at Providence school, May 31

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WHO: Motivational speaker Dennis Rahiim, chair of the National Youth and Gang Violence Task Force and CEO of the Center for Black Student Achievement. Rahiim is a nationally acclaimed advocate for African-American youth nationwide.

WHAT: Rahiim will talk about his experience overcoming a troubled past to help African-American young people achieve in and out of the classroom. The talk is sponsored by URI’s College of Engineering; URI’s Office of Community, Equity and Diversity; and the Verizon Foundation.

WHEN: May 31, 2016, from 9 to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Times 2 STEM Academy, 50 Fillmore Street, Providence.

CONTACT: For information about covering the talk, contact Elizabeth Rau in the URI Department of Communications and Marketing at 401-874-4894 or