1. Roger Williams University hosts Chiapas Photography Project founder Sister Carlota Duarte, RSJC, for a lecture in the library today at 4:30 p.m. The Project was conceived to help indigenous Maya give voice to their own history. An exhibit in the University Library atrium complements the speaker's presentation about her extraordinary life and current cause.
2. Everyone has an expertise in something. Share your talents, advice or opinions with the community! Become a patch blogger. Write as often as you like about whatever interests you.
3. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check back with Patch all month to find out how you can take part. Find out events in the area here, and add any more in the community to the comments section below.
4. This day in history: Oct. 2, 1967 — Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black Supreme Court Justice.
5. It'll be mostly cloudy today with the chance of an afternoon shower. High temperatures should be in the low-70s.