Upcoming Events

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    March 15, 2018

    TIAR Board Meeting.  The monthly meetings of the TIAR Board of Directors are held at 4:00 pm at Covenant United Methodist Church on Culver Road at Parsells Avenue.  All interested parties are welcome whether TIAR Board members or not.  The schedule for the remainder of the year:

    • March 15
    • April 19
    • Annual Meeting: May 20
    • June 21

    March 11, 2018

    “I Am Not Your Negro”.  A film based upon James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House will be shown at St. Monica Church, 833 Genesee St, Rochester, NY 14611.  The showing will begin at 12:30 pm.

    March 11, 2018

    A Better Prescription for Health Care in NYS.  The annual presentation of Interfaith Impact of NYS, a panel discussion on health care possibilities in New York State.  Speakers will be NYS Assemblyman Harry Bronson, Rohith Palli from the Rochester Campaign for Newe York Healthm and Carol Tegas, Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Performing Provider System.  The program will be from 2:00-4:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road.  It is handicapped accessible and a reception will follow,  For more information, call Judy Schwartz at 585-442-5111.

    March 12, 2018

    Racism and White Privilege 101. A program addressing the effect of racism on people of color and white people, engaging a common language on racism, and exploring how white privilege, fragility and supremacy underlie our society, systems, and attitudes as important first steps to breaking down the racial barriers. Presenters: Rev. Alan Dailey, First Congregational Church, Spencerport, & Rev. William Wilkinson, First Presbyterian Church, Medina. To register, call 585-733-2555 or email: jsobala@ssjrochester.org; Cosponsored by GRCC-FIAN http://grcc-fian.org; The program will be at the Sisters of Saint Joseph Motherhouse, 150 French Rd, Rochester, NY 14618 and will run from 7:00-8:30 pm.

    March 14, 2018

    Major Lessons from Minor Prophets.  This annual program of Interfaith Bible Studies will continue monthly through April 11, 2018.  In this year’s series we will explore often overlooked texts rich in “prophetable” lessons, from Christian and Jewish perspectives.  Join us for a new interactive format that includes small group discussions.  All sessions are free and will be held at a new location, the JCC at 1200 Edgewood Avenue.  They will run during the lunch hour, from 12-1 pm.  This year’s remaining schedule:

    • March 14: Zechariah, presented by Dr. Mark Brummitt, Assoc. Prof. Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and Rabbi Peter Stein, Temple B’rith Kodesh.
    • April 11: Micah, presented by Rev. Denise Yarbrough, University of Rochester and Rabbi Debbi Till, Temple Sinai.

    March 24, 2018

    March for Our Lives.  The Rochester March as part of the nationwide marches to call for common sense gun control.  The rally will begin at 3:00 pm in Washington Square Park in downtown Rochester and will conclude at 5:00 with a march to the Liberty Pole.

    March 29-30, 2018

    “Social Life of Guns”: Research Symposium. A two-day interdisciplinary research symposium at the University of Rochester, sponsored by the Humanities Center, to examine what guns mean and how guns matter in the contemporary United States. This symposium will use interdisciplinary research and conversation to bring multiple forms of gun-related violence—“active shooter” prevention, “urban violence,” “police brutality”—into the same frame, to better understand how we can define the problem, and how these definitions animate particular solutions. The symposium will bring Rochester-area scholars, practitioners, and activists together with invited scholars in anthropology, public health, sociology, philosophy, women’s studies, and social work to share current research and generate conversation, with a wide focus on discourses of violence, safety, freedom, criminality, and harm; social inequality; disparities in health, economic, and legal outcomes; gun policy; and the social and political contours of data production, reception, and erasure.  This event is free and open to the public and will run in Conference Room D in the Humanities Center from 9:00 am – 6:15 pm on Thursday and 9:00 am – noon on Friday. For more information, contact Kathryn.mariner@rochester.edu or Kristin.doughty@rochester.edu.

    April 2, 2018

    Moving Beyond Racism Book Discussion.  Book selection TBA. Monday, April 2nd, 7-8:30 pm, Barnes & Noble - Pittsford Plaza - Upstairs Community Room.  Everyone is welcome whether or not you have read the book.  Join us for a safe, stimulating discussion. For more information call 585-288-8644 or e-mail at  mbrbookinfo@aol.com.

    April 18, 2018

    The Promise of Inclusion & the Promise of Love. This event to be held in advance of the November Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto features speeches by Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid and Rev. Larry Greenfield. It takes place on April 18th from 7-8 PM at the Otto A. Shults Center at Nazareth College and is free to the public. For more information, go to: https://www.smore.com/yu58s-inclusion-the-power-of-love?ref=email-content#w-0778586648

    April 22, 2018

    Roc/ACTS Annual Banquet.  The Annual Banquet will be held at 3:30 pm at Harro East, 155 Chestnut Street in downtown Rochester.  For tickets, further information, or to provide a silent auction item or basket, contact Rochesteracts@gmail.com.

    July 19 – 31, 2018

    Sacred Texts and Human Contexts Symposium.  The 2018 Sacred Texts and Human Contexts Conference is to be held July 29-31, 2018 at Nazareth College. The theme of this conference will be on Religions and the "De" Legitimization of Violence. This international symposium will elaborate on how religions have viewed and interpreted their sacred texts throughout their histories with reference to "de" legitimization of violence. For more details, visit https://www2.naz.edu/interfaith/programs/academic-conferences/sacred-texts-human-contexts/

    You Set the Date

    Conversations on Race.  Facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion on questions such as:  

    •  How segregated is my life?  
    • In what surroundings am I most aware that I have a racial identity?   
    • To what extent is privilege a factor in not having to think about my racial identity?  
    • Who or what raises questions about race for me?  

    Conversations on Race with Poverty facilitators lead whole-group and small-group discussion exploring the connection of race to poverty. 

    Presented by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library in collaboration with Metro Justice, the National Coalition Building Institute, ACT Rochester, the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, and the Center for Dispute Settlement among others.  

    If you would like to schedule a Conversation on Race for your organization, workplace or place of worship, contact Donna Goldberg at 585.385.4866.

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