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Connections: Discussing the Racial Equity and Justice Initiative

The Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) is making strides in addressing systemic racism in the community. The program – run through the St....
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Fri, 09/20/2019 - 10:24am
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Connections: Why do we need diverse books?

Why do we need diverse books – books written by diverse authors that feature diverse characters? The question is the focus of an upcoming panel hosted...
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:37am
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Connections: Rue Mapp, founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro

We’re joined by Rue Mapp, the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro , a nonprofit organization that celebrates and inspires African American connections to...
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Tue, 09/10/2019 - 10:54am
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Connections: Previewing the 2019 Clarissa Street Reunion

The Clarissa Street Reunion is the largest independently organized African American festival in Rochester. The annual event is set for Saturday, and...
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Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:36am
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Connections: Previewing the 2019 Gateways Music Festival

The Gateways Music Festival is back. The six-day festival that celebrates and supports classical musicians of African descent kicks off on Tuesday in...
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Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:28am
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Connections: Discussing inclusion and diversity in children's media

During the season premiere of the PBS Kids’ show “Arthur,” Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, got married. The episode, “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone...
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:48am
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UR hires first VP for equity and inclusion

The University of Rochester has hired a vice president who will have a focus on equity and inclusion to address what the interim president calls the...
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Tue, 06/04/2019 - 7:37am
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Connections: How the Irondequoit Police Department is working to improve diversity within its ranks

The Irondequoit Police Department is working to improve the diversity within its ranks. We discuss the department's efforts and how having more officers...
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Wed, 05/08/2019 - 11:49am
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Connections: Pittsford graduates of color share their experiences in the district

The Pittsford Central School District is dealing with multiple issues and incidents pertaining to race, as covered recently by WXXI News. Superintendent...
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Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:07am
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Pittsford Central School District defends response to botched Black History Month project

The Pittsford Central School District is defending its handling of a Black History Month project that went wrong. WXXI News reached out to the district...
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Fri, 04/26/2019 - 6:08am
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