Press & Media

If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more about Welcoming Rhode Island, please contact Brandon Lozeau, Director of Welcoming RI at (401) 784-8649 or

Articles and media coverage of Welcoming Rhode Island and Welcoming America:

Rhode Island Press
Refugees tell of their past and hopes for the future at R.I. State House gathering (Providence Journal, 6/21/13)
World Refugee Day celebration Thursday at RI State House (Providence Journal, 6/20/13)
East Providence residents among those expected to speak at immigration forum (East Bay RI, 4/26/13)
17 R.I. immigrants to be honored today  (O Jornal, 4/26/13)
Recepción en honor a inmigrantes y refugiados locales (Providence en Espanol, 4/26/13)
Warwick residents celebrate stories of immigration (Warwick Beacon, 4/25/13)
Mi Historia, Nuestra Comunidad’, en reconocimiento a inmigrantes (Providence en Espanol, 12/7/12)
Welcoming RI aims to connect immigrants, educate natives (Rhody Beat 9/26/12)
Inicia hoy campaña “Welcoming Rhode Island (Providence en Espanol, 9/7/2012)
RIPTA buses to feature images of immigrants (Providence Journal, 9/5/12)
Welcoming R.I. launches marketing campaign (Providence Business News, 9/4/12)
Immigrants welcomed to R.I. in bus-side marketing campaign (Providence Journal, 9/4/12)
Bill Shuey: “Hay que abrirse más a la comunidad (Providence en Espanol, 5/25/12)
East Providence Passes Welcoming Resolution (East Providence Reporter, 2/7/2012)
Helping Newcomers Make R.I. Home (The Providence Journal, 1/15/2012)
Immigrants: Welcome to East Providence (East Bay RI, 1/11/2012)
East Providence Partners with Welcoming Rhode Island (All Pawtucket All the Time, 1/8/2012)
East Providence Partners with Welcoming Rhode Island (East Providence Patch, 1/4/2012)
Conference focus: Welcoming immigrants, refugees to RI (The Providence Journal, 9/27/2011)

National Press
Immigration: Decision Day At The Supreme Court, An Entrepreneur Responds (Forbes, 6/25/2012)
A Welcoming Sign to Immigrants in the South (Huffington Post, 12/2011)
A Tennessee Town and Its Somali Refugees (PRI-The World, 5/2011)
Beyond Jan Brewer and Lou Dobbs: A Calm Center in the Immigration Debate (Huffington Post, 5/2011)
How to Build a Nation of Neighbors (The New Republic, 9/2010)