Anti-Racism Team Update

Check out the hottest new book release for children according to USA Today:
Why? A Conversation About Race – by Rochester’s own Taye Diggs, illustrated by Shane W. Evans.  Actor Diggs starts a conversation with young readers on the topic of racial justice.
Additional reading and resources for adults:
From author Ibram X. Kendi of How To Be An Antiracist, a workbook with a series of activities, exercises and reflections to help do this vital work.  Be Antiracist: A Journal for Awareness, Reflection and Action


The Little Theatre – Now Playing:  Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America : Interweaving lecture, personal anecdotes, interviews, and revelations, ACLU deputy legal director Jeffery Robinson draws a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States, from slavery to modern America.

Upcoming Events:
Join us on Saturday, February 12 at 10:00am for our Housing Justice is Racial Justice Rally and March! We will be meeting in Marketview Heights, the neighborhood surrounding the Public Market (exact meeting location TBA).  Marketview Heights is ground zero for Rochester’s racist housing policies: a redlined neighborhood that is still seeing the impacts of racist housing policies today. With targeted developments surrounding the Public Market, a hot spot of gentrification, displacement of Black and Brown tenants has been on the rise. There are currently 180 active eviction cases, impacting approximately 400 people, in Marketview Heights’ zipcode.

Join us as we call on Mayor Evans and City Council to pass two policies to stop racist displacement policies and return the neighborhood to community control:
  1. The Eviction Reduction Law (which includes Good Cause and No C of O, No Eviction)
  2. The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act.
Hope to see you on Saturday, February 12 at 10 am!

Saturday, March 12th, 9am – 3pm, FREE conference: Greater Rochester Antiracist Education Conference: Teaching, Action, Equity, and Justice Registration.  Hosted by The Antiracist Curriculum Project, SUNY Brockport School of Education, SUNY Geneseo Ella Cline Shear School of Education, Nazareth College School of Education, St. John Fisher Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education, University of Rochester Warner School of Education, and Center for Urban Education and Success.

The conference will feature two keynote presentations from Dr. Bettina Love, Author of “We Want To Do More Than Survive” and Dr. Decoteau J. Irby author of “Stuck Improving: Racial Equity and School Leadership” and breakout sessions led by local youth, educators and activists.  REGISTER HERE (zoom link will be emailed the week of the conference).