Providence Tour Company – Rebels and Revolutionaries
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Providence Tour Company offers themed walking tours of our favorite city. We collaborated with them on a design that encapsulates their American Revolution-themed “Turmoil in Providence: Rebels and Revolutionaries” tour.
The design speaks to the historic tendency of Rhode Islanders to rise up, buck the trend, and speak truth to power. Upon reflection, we also found that it speaks to the current moment: Rhode Islanders maintaining their revolutionary reputation, gathering by the thousands to demand greater rights for the disenfranchised, the marginalized and the oppressed.
Providence Tour Company and Red Dot Merch Co. both support the Black Lives Matter movement in its pursuit of equality and protest of police brutality. We jointly decided to donate all profits made on this design to PCEI, Providence Cultural Equity Initiative, through the end of August.
Raise awareness about local institutions and landmarks associated with slavery in Rhode Island
Provide support for existing and new programs designed to inform and educate the public about Rhode Island’s integral role in the transatlantic slave trade
Support PCEI’s current cultural equity programming
We chose this cause because we know the critical role that cultural tourism plays in shaping narratives around contemporary issues; in order to heal as a Rhode Island community, we must first acknowledge the brutalism of the slave trade on which Rhode Island’s current prosperity was built.
Thank you for joining us in supporting this important educational campaign.