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Eastman Museum presents free film series in solidarity with Black, Asian/Pacific Islander Americans (access required)


This summer, the George Eastman Museum is presenting two free film series in solidarity with Black Americans and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans. Celebrating Asian/Pacific American Directors began July 1 and runs weekly through Aug. 19. The eight motion pictures that were ...

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Leadership Rochester Spotlight: Willie Lightfoot, vice president of Rochester City Council (access required)


Leadership Rochester inspires, connects and educates a vibrant, diverse network of individuals who can help transform and strengthen our Greater Rochester Region. Founded by Rochester’s top leaders, Leadership Rochester’s programs bring together individuals across industries, geographies and backgrounds. Together they learn about issues facing the ...

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Irondequoit panel on racial equity takes shape (access required)


Nearly nine months after the Irondequoit Town Board passed a resolution establishing the Irondequoit Commission Advancing Racial Equity (ICARE), the commission now has 21 members and a chairperson working to make Irondequoit a community where each individual is respected, valued ...

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Two organizations to share $100,000 Community Foundation grant (access required)


The Rochester Area Community Foundation is providing two $50,000 grants to two Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color-led organizations for social innovation projects that seek to make positive and meaningful change in the communities they serve. The Father Laurence ...

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Eleversity’s Women of Color Summit: ‘We don’t have to be super to be great’ (access required)


Eleversity, a community impact program of Heritage Christian Services, last week concluded its month-long Women of Color Summit. The summit offered women of color and their allies an opportunity to engage with a national audience in discussions addressing systemic barriers, ...

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Ibero CEO leans on lessons she learned from traveling a rocky road (access required)


At one time, Angelica Perez-Delgado was a teen mom who had dropped out of high school to care for her child. Today, she runs the Ibero-American Action League Inc., a local nonprofit with more than 200 staffers that serves roughly ...

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Watermark retirement communities earn LGBT care-provider designation (access required)

Legacy at Cranberry Landing is one of nine Watermark facilities in the Rochester area to receive SAGECare Platinum certification as recognition for LGBT care-provider efforts (provided photo).

The nine Watermark Legacy Retirement Communities in the Rochester area have received SAGECare Platinum certification as providers of specialized care for LGBT seniors. The facilities include Clover Blossom, Cranberry Landing, Erie Station, Fairways, Grand’Vie, Maiden Park, Park Crescent, Parklands and Willow ...

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City of Rochester rolls out RASE recommendation plan (access required)


The city of Rochester on Friday rolled out a comprehensive, three-phase implementation plan to accomplish  recommendations outlined in the Commission on Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) report that was released in March. “Our city’s roadmap to fulfill the recommendations set ...

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Leadership Rochester: Connecting leaders and strengthening community (access required)


The time to invest in our community of Rochester is now. Greater Rochester is home to individuals and families who hold rich talents and diverse cultural backgrounds. Our landscapes offer abundant waterways, vistas, and parks that form a visually stunning region. Dynamic and ...

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Writers & Books to hold filmmaking, social justice virtual camp for teens (access required)

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Writers & Books plans to roll out Deaf Children’s Books through its flagship program for youths, SummerWrite. The two-week camp will mentor deaf and hard-of-hearing teens on the ins and outs of filmmaking with a social justice theme, and is ...

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Remote work can improve equity and diversity, but approach must be mindful, deliberate (access required)


The COVID-19 pandemic altered the way Americans work, possibly forever, and local experts say the move toward remote work could improve workplace diversity and equity, but employers must be thoughtful and deliberate when developing hiring practices and a culture of inclusion. Workplace diversity and ...

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Embracing gender diversity a powerful tool for workforce development (access required)


Policies and practices related to gender identity and expression are increasing in popularity in the workplace as employers look to attract talented employees and create a more diverse workforce. Sady Fischer, corporate director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Excellus ...

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Measures provide diversity guardrails for schools project (access required)

Edison Tech, one of the schools that will be worked on in Phase 3 of the city schools modernization project. (Photo by Kevin Oklobzija)

The delegation of lawmakers representing Rochester in the New York State Senate and Assembly last week trumpeted the passing of long-stalled legislation that will allow for the modernization of Rochester City School District facilities. The persuasive work of senators and ...

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