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(In-Person) Film Screening & Discussion – “Silver Dollar Road”

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an enlightening evening of film and conversation in recognition of Black History Month.

DAIP is hosting a special program in honor of black excellence and community resilience at United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) on Monday, February 26th, for a screening & discussion around the documentary “Silver Dollar Road.” The film tells the story of a family who is fighting to defend land purchased one generation after slavery and details the covert ways the legal system unjustly allowed their land to be taken from them.

Guest speakers include: 

  • Kyle Bennett, Senior Director, Policy & Equity, UWRI
  • Ellijah McClean, Program Officer, Education Policy, UWRI

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the disparities and racial injustices that are often reinforced through public policy and legislation.
  • Elevating awareness about structures and systems that create norms, and ways we can change them to champion justice and equity.
  • Sharing of best practices on ways to advocate for policy change (from community leaders and experts).


  • 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Film Screening for those who want to watch the film with us.
  • 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Facilitated Conversation that will include key clips.

Note: We realize this topic can be emotionally heavy. Feel free to watch the film on your own (it’s available on Amazon Prime) and join us for the discussion afterward.

Location: United Way of Rhode Island, 50 Valley Street, Providence, RI

Refreshments will be served.

This program has been submitted for HRCI and SHRM CE credits.

Space is limited, so register today to reserve a spot!




Kevin Matta


Kevin Matta  (he, him, his) is a strategic differentiator, comfortable challenging the status quo, and brings both passion and experience to ensure client success and human engagement with his brilliant ability to make connections.

Kevin’s interest in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work developed as he witnessed his parents encounter inequities and injustices while navigating the American healthcare and workplace landscape. His passion for this work continues to be strengthened by the systemic injustices people around the world continue to experience.

Kevin serves as president of DAIP’s board of directors.