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Brothers United for Action
25-year Commemoration

February 29, 2024
4:30-8 p.m.

Multicultural Student Services Center
Ram’s Den/Memorial Union
Kingston, Rhode Island



Join the Multicultural Student Services Center and the Talent Development Program in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Brothers United for Action (BUA) student protests. The Two Demands and Ten Points of Light created by the BUA resulted in the hiring of diverse faculty and staff; financial support for students of color and disadvantaged backgrounds who were not admitted through Talent Development; and a diversified curriculum to name a few of their successes.

The Ten Points of Light and Two Demands were presented to URI President Robert L. Carothers in 1998 by the BUA. A mediated agreement between the president and the Brothers was reached in May 1999 and witnessed by Josephine Carabello from the U.S. Department of Justice. Their selfless work and sacrifices made it easier for future generations of underrepresented scholars at URI.

The commemoration will begin at the Multicultural Student Services Center followed by a continuation of the program at the Ram’s Den.

Register by: Friday, February 23, 2024

URI Foundation & Alumni Engagement welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you need accommodations or have questions about access to the event, please call 401.874.2242 at least five business days in advance. For TTY assistance, please call the R.I. Relay Service at 711.