From the President

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WXXI, the Little Theatre and CITY News are anti-racist organizations

WXXI, the Little Theatre, and CITY News are dedicated to the principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and we are doing the hard work of looking inside and outside of our organizations to make sure that we are living up to our DEI promise. As part of this work, we have put in place a DEI Council made up of staff, board members and volunteers. It is the Council's job to oversee the development of our organizations as community leaders on issues of racial equity. Council “Change Teams” ensure a DEI focus in the areas of Capacity, Content, Engagement and Structural Inequality.

We are commited to diversity and inclusivity that reflects our antiracist objectives in our staff and leadership, content development, and community engagement. And, we strive to affirm and amplify diverse voices and stories. 

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More Recent Messages

Though it seems like we just celebrated the New Year, February also features several events that WXXI will be commemorating.

We observe Black History Month with special programming that spotlights the men and women who shaped the Black experience. This includes Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities (February 16 at 2pm on WXXI-TV);

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2020 promises to be a banner year for anniversaries

It’s Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday, the 75th year of the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment (frequently called the Susan B. Anthony Amendment), granting women the right to vote.

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Our Move to Include initiative is going national

I’m proud to share the news that WXXI was recently awarded a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to lead five public television stations in a pilot project to expand WXXI and the Golisano Foundation’s local Move to Include initiative.

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WXXI and the City of Rochester launch "What's Good Rochester"

You may have heard about a new multimedia effort called “What’s Good Rochester” that we are launching in partnership with the City of Rochester. The initiative invites filmmakers, journalists, organizations and others looking to tell Rochester’s story to submit community-created videos and photographs highlighting positive and interesting aspects of life here.

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