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RPD Protest Images 2/1/21

On February first, protestors took to the streets after the Rochester Police Department pepper sprayed a 9-year-old girl. To read…

Rochester responds to RPD pepper-spraying 9-year-old girl

On Sunday, a nine year old girl experiencing a mental health crisis was handcuffed and pepper-sprayed by police officers. Two…

RCCL changes name to better reflect department’s goals

As part of its recent rebranding process, The Rochester Center for Community Leadership (RCCL) changed its name last month to the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) in an effort to accurately reflect what the Center does. The name change coincides with RCCL’s 15th anniversary.

City-Wide Tenant Union calls for mayor to sign executive order to halt evictions

Organizers were gathered outside of 405 Brown St. where Chris Green, a father of two daughters,  is currently fighting an eviction from his home of four years.

Trans woman Chanel Hines shot by parole officer

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Chanel Hines was shot three times in the chest and hospitalized by Jeff Smith, her parole officer. 

Students demonstrate on violence in African countries

“That’s why we are here,” Kaiwa said. “For us to amplify those voices, so please [...] join us and stay informed.”

Rochesterians come out in numbers for early voting

Countywide, over 84,000 people have cast their ballot in the first week of early voting in Monroe County, setting a new record. 

Women’s March organizer urges UR students to vote

Last Saturday, another nationwide march was organized in local communities across the country — but this time, this march was to honor former Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to support women’s voting rights.

Presentation explores role of Black women in suffrage movement

SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor of History Dr. Susan Goodier began her lecture by emphasizing the importance of telling the stories of Black suffragists. She said that they should be “household names, like the names of white suffragists.” 

Alumni Relations discuss lack of college access for local Black and Latinx students

Last Wednesday, over 100 UR alumni, faculty, staff, and community members attended the first monthly lecture and discussion series entitled REAL (Rochester’s Equity and Access Leadership) Conversations honoring Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month.