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.
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Rochester residents and activists respond to the retirement of police Chief Singletary amid calls for change
Rochester residents and demonstrators met the news of Police Chief La'Ron Singletary’s retirement positively, and cited Singletary’s retirement and the convening of a grand Jury as two major victories of the movement.
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BLM protesters share message with UR at escalating Daniel Prude demonstrations
Black Panther Party member Asa Adams, who lost his voice shouting himself hoarse on Saturday night, encouraged students to take their activism one step further. “University of Rochester, if you really want to make change – come out here to the real classroom, you’ll learn a lot more,” he told the Campus Times on Thursday.
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Rochester community members hold forum to explore healthier food policies
Members of the Rochester community shared their dreams of local community gardens and fresh produce last Wednesday in a Zoom call hosted by the City of Rochester, Common Ground Health, and Foodlink.
Rochester’s Mayor Warren sued over limiting gatherings in recent emergency order
Both Free the People Roc and NLG Rochester are taking action against Mayor Warren’s emergency order enacted on July 15.
Frederick Douglass statue torn down on the anniversary of famous speech
The speech, given in Rochester in 1852 to a predominantly white audience, asked white Americans how they could celebrate freedom from oppression while simultaneously owning slaves.