Speaker Date Topic
Installation of officers and board members Jun 29, 2021
Location: Squantum Association
Connelly Akstens Jul 13, 2021 12:00 PM
New Book: Without Shame
New Book: Without Shame

Connelly Akstens has spent most of their life living in the shadow of shame afraid that others would discover their gender confusion and face terrible consequences. The past two decades, with the help of their spouse Susanne, have been a process of coming out of hiding, becoming known, and leaving shame behind. Akstens has been blessed with many odd experiences, stunning misadventures, and the acquaintance of wonderfully quirky people. This process has led to the book, Without Shame.

Akstens has been honored to do education and outreach for SpeakOUT Boston and to lobby Congress with the National Center for Transgender Equity. Additionally, they have taught, published, and run programs on transgender awareness at colleges and universities. Akstens is a member of the Independent Book Publishers of America, a board member of the Independent Book Publishers of New England and a volunteer at The Players at the Barker Playhouse.

Patrick T. Conley Jul 27, 2021
Historical cruise through the Ocean State

The newest book from Rhode Island's Historian Laureate.

Wayne Kezirian Aug 03, 2021
President, Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

What's new at the oldest nonprofit animal welfare organization in the state of Rhode Island and the third oldest in the country?