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Sunday, March 19, 2017
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12:00pm [12:00pm] Vigil PA&E
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Peace/Anti-War vigil at corner of East Ave. and Goodman Street, Rochester. All are welome!

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2:00pm [2:00pm] Black Lives Matter: An Approach to Building Beloved Community
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Interfaith IMPACT of NYS (IINYS), Rochester Chapter is pleased to invite you to attend our Annual Legislative Briefing on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Baptist Temple 1101 Clover Street at corner of Highland Avenue. Our program title is: Black Lives Matter: An Approach to Building Beloved Community. The speakers are Richard Gilbert, Minister Emeritus of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester and President of Interfaith Impact of New York State; Rev. Julius D. Jackson, Jr. Senior Pastor of Salem United Church of Christ, Rochester; James Sheppard member of Monroe County Legislature and former Chief of Police for the City of Rochester; and Teen Empowerment youth organizers. The Black Lives Matter movement is often veiled in mystery and misunderstanding. What is the meaning of BLM for persistent racism here in Rochester and in New York State? Several perspectives will be offered: from the street level view of black youth and the black pastors who work with them; from the point of view of those who deal with the conflict between police and people of color; and from a state-wide perspective, examining the results of systemic racism in the school to prison pipeline and in excessive use of solitary confinement in prison. There will be a Q and A following all of the panelistsí formal remarks.

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