Upcoming Events

September 14, 2019

Suffragist City Parade.  Starting at 10:00 am at the Susan B. Anthony House & Museum, 17 Madison Street in Rochester, with a theme of “We the People… & Equality for All People!" Some of the planned highlights: Step off at 10:00 AM; arrive at the Susan B. Anthony Square Park at 10:45 AM; In the park we will have an introduction by Rochester Museum & Science Center to their project of the 40 most inspiring local women who were firsts in their chosen field, ministry, social justice, or as business entrepreneurs or business leaders; Art Force 5 will return with a community art project, details to be announced. If you or a group are interested in marching in the Parade, go to https://tinyurl.com/Suffragist2019 for more information and to register. https://www.facebook.com/events/2153519838091989/ 

September 16 – November 15, 2019

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown. In an inspiring and easily understandable format, using videos, slides and group discussion you will learn about the latest research on how we can reverse global warming.  Many opportunities to attend this program are available:

   Monday September 16, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM

        Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield, NY 14526.  Sponsored by: Penfield Library.  Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2240

  Thursday September 19, 2019 6:00-7:45 PM

        Victor Farmington Library, 15 W. Main Street, Victor, NY 14564. Sponsored by: Victor Farmington Library.        Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2123

  Monday September 30, 2019 6:30-8:30 PM

        Gates Public Library, 902 Elmgrove Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. Sponsored by: Gates Public Library. Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2196

  Thursday October 3, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM

        Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield, NY 14526. Sponsored by: Penfield Library. Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2021

   Wednesday November 6, 2019 6:00-7:45 PM

        Victor Farmington Library, 15 W. Main Street, Victor, NY 14564. Sponsored by: Victor Farmington Library.    Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2250

  Friday November 15, 2019 3:00-5:00 PM

        Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave, Rochester, NY 14617. Sponsored by: Irondequoit Public Library.    Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2226

September 20-27, 2019

Global Climate Strike. This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. #ClimateStrike; https://globalclimatestrike.net

Specifically, at 3:30-5:00 pm at Rochester City Hall, 30 Church Street, a broad coalition of local organizations, including RPCC, Metro Justice, and the Rochester Youth Climate Leaders, is organizing a community-wide #ClimateStrike to demand rapid, equitable, and multifaceted climate policy at every level of government. People of all ages are welcome to gather at City Hall at 3:30 PM before embarking on the march.  https://www.facebook.com/events/510104239765838/

September 22, 2019

Let’s Talk About Hate. What is hate? How does it shape our thoughts, identities, and communities? What can we do about it? Join Gandhi Institute director Kit Miller for an afternoon dedicated to exploring this seldom discussed topic through a variety of perspectives and traditions.  It will take place from 4-6 pm at the Luthra Center, India Community Center, 2171 Monroe-Wayne County Line Road, Macedon, NY 14502.  Register at Bianca@gandhiinstitute.org.

September 23, 2019

Abortion Bans: What Happens When Church and State are Not Kept Separate.  A program of Americans United featuring Sarah Timmerman, Rochester NOW President. Sarah is a community organizer and current President of the Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women, where she works to improve the lives of women in Rochester and beyond.  As a recent graduate of Nazareth College, she has dedicated much of her research to reproductive healthcare and the implications of current laws.  “The terrifying rash of state abortion bans spreading throughout the U.S. has captured the nation’s attention, but in order to stop this trend, those who are fighting back must also focus on its deeper cause: the ever-crumbling wall of separation between church and state.”  Rachel Laser, President & CEO of Americans United.  The program begins at 7:00 pm at the Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, and is free and open to the public.

September 25,2019

Partners in Restorative Initiatives Open House. Join PIRI to celebrate our work together, appreciate our team and our supporters, and hear about the transformative power of restorative practices in our community.Dinner will be provided.The open house is from 5:30-7:30 pm at 111 Hillside Avenue in Rochester.Please RSVP by 9/19 to office@pirirochester.org or call 585-473-0970

October 10 through November 21, 2019

Project Drawdown. Project Drawdown is based on a recent comprehensive scientific study of global climate solutions, which found that the level of greenhouse gases can be drawn down and global warming reversed by scaling up existing methods and technologies.  “Drawdown Solutions: Getting into Action” is a free, 4-session multi-media, interactive learning experience that helps each person find their own role in reversing global warming. The free course will be offered between October 10 and November 21 at the Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield.  Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2122

The course will also be offered between October 10 and November 21 at the Naples Library, 118 South Main Street, Naples.  Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2184

Also offered between October 16 and November 20 at the Penn Yan Library, 214 Main Street, Penn Yan.  Register at: https://connect.pachamama.org/node/2185

Participants will develop skills to communicate effectively about reversing global warming, explore the climate solutions that most interest them, develop a project that helps implement a solution in their own community or context, and become part of a growing global community that is changing the conversation about global warming. Participants report moving from discouragement to activated hope in the face of global warming and climate change.

October 23, 2019

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along: An Interfaith Dialogue Session.  A seminar of the Hickey Center at Nazareth College featuring Dr. Tamara Sonn, the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the History of Islam, and director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, speaking on "The Myth of Civilizations: How the Clash Was Constructed”, and Dr. Carl Davila, professor of History at State University of New York at Brockport with a specialization in Arab History, Classical Islam, Arabic Language and Culture, speaking on "Islamic Spain and the Problem of Convivencia".  The presentation is at 7:00 pm at Nazareth’s Golisano Academic Center, Room 38, and will be followed by a Q&A; it is free and open to all.  Register at https://www.smore.com/xn48q-can-t-we-all-just-get-along?ref=email.

October 26, 2019

From Conflict to Collaboration: WNY Restorative Practices Conference.  Conference to be held from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm in Kearney Hall, St. John Fisher College.  Keynote speakers and their subjects are Lauren Abramson – Restorative Approaches: A Biological and Moral Imperative of our Time and Danielle Ponder – For the Love of Justice: Building a Justice System with Transformative and Redemptive Power.  Breakout sessions will cover these practices in school, the criminal justice system, and the community.  The conference is open to the public; registration fee is $50-$85. Register at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-conflict-to-collaboration-wny-restorative-practices-conference-registration-64241478993?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.  For more information, call (585) 473-0970 or email office@pirirochester.org

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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