Upcoming Events at CSEBRI!

May 10, 2024

Our Director was recently published in the Boston Globe, explaining the importance of teaching AAPI history in our schools. Read it here.

You can read this article in PDF format here.

You can also view this article on Boston Globe’s website here

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May 2024

It’s in the outdoor parking lot under a tent of 270 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI (between Elmwood Ave. & Princeton Ave.) Parking available all along Elmwood Ave. and Princeton Ave. (street parking).  See the invitation here

Asian American Pacific Islander Month is a big deal at the Cultural Society.  It was this time last year that we launched the “Uniting AAPI Community for Change” art at Washington Park Library’s outside wall. Ever since then, we have launched multiple projects to promote and uplift the voices of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Rhode Island, including the conception of the AAPI History Museum.  This year, we take this opportunity to unveil our mobile museum at this celebration! 

For 2024, our theme is “Asian American Activists That Changed History”. In which we have dedicated an art of 12 past Asian American activists to be highlighted with the unveiling of our AAPI Mobile History Museum to the public. It will be an exciting time to see how all of these pieces come together!

What you can expect at the event

You may want to register for this event as soon as possible and show up at the event early because we are offering a FREE boba tea for the first 50 people to show up at site on May 4th!  Free pizza and snacks for everybody!  Register today to let us know how much food to order. 

We are displaying our AAPI History Prototype on site. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the public libraries to view this prototype, you can see it on that day. The prototype depicts a possible floor plan of a scale-model of the future AAPI History Museum. 

You can earn an Amazon Gift card of various amount by:

  1. Refer your friends to this celebration by having them RSVP online and be there on May 4th. (i.e. having referred 15 people earns you a $25 gift card. 
  2. Participating in the audience games on site. 

Let’s get back to socializing and networking with each other. Please bring your business cards or brochure to share. There will be a few tables of different organizations on site.

Last but not least, if you like music and dancing, we have a karaoke machine to be employed at your finger tip on that day! Request your favorite song and let’s make some noise and have a blast! 

January to August 2024

The AAPI History Museum prototype is on a rotating display throughout different locations in Rhode Island

1/16/24 to 2/15/24 –  Rochambeau Library on 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906

2/16/24 to 3/10/24 – Cranston Central Public Library on 140 Sockanosset Cross Road Cranston, R.I. 02920.

3/11/24 to 4/7/24 – Two locations at Johnson & Wales University (JWU). From 3/11 to 3/21 – It will be displayed at Friedman Center Library, located at 321 Harborside Blvd., Providence, RI. From 3/22 to 4/7 – It will be displayed at Bridge for Diversity, Equity & Social Justice, located at 259 Pine Street, Providence, RI (For  JWU Community to View).

4/8/24 to 4/29/24 –  Mt. Pleasant Library on 315 Academy Ave, Providence, RI 02908

4/30/24 to 5/13/24 – Center for Southeast Asians, on 270 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI 02907

5/14/24 – 5/31/24  – John Brown House Museum,  on 52 Power Street, Providence, RI 02906

6/1/24 – 6/30/24 – Museum of Work & Culture, on 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, RI 02893 0289

7/1/24 – 8/3/24 – West Warwick Public Library, on 1043 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893

This prototype depicts a possible floor plan of a scale-model of the future AAPI History Museum (brick-and-mortar version) . We will complete a mobile version of this Museum first, using the panels shown on the floor plan.  The panels will be lightweight and durable and can be stored in a trailer that can be moved from place to place to set up a mobile Museum indoors (in a multi-purpose room, gymnasium, or hallway of a school or university) or outdoors (in a parking lot, playground, or any outdoor space).

If your organization is interested in hosting this prototype, please contact our director at [email protected]

* We just ask that your Organization has to be a well-traffic public space where people can walk in during your operating hours to view this prototype.

The Prototype is funded by a grant from the following organizations. 


December Event

AAPI Symposium for Educators

Cultural Society is pleased to present this symposium, which offers a unique opportunity for professional development tailored specifically to ELA and social studies teachers. This event aims to provide educators with the necessary resources and tools to effectively teach Asian American history to their students in compliance with Rhode Island legislation. As of September 2023, it will be mandatory for all primary and secondary public schools to incorporate AAPI history into their curriculum. By attending this symposium, teachers will gain valuable insights and equip themselves with the knowledge needed to meet this requirement and inspire their students with a comprehensive understanding of Asian American history.
**Certificates for PLU’s will be available.

Please use this link or the QR Code below to RSVP for this event. It’s a first come, first serve basis.  Space is limited. 

Please feel free to use this link to download a higher resolution copy.

November Event

This event is already passed.

Please use this link or the QR Code below to RSVP for this event!