Anti-Racism Team Update

We recommend the following streams and Videos:

Watch a clip from Stanley Nelson’s upcoming documentary, “Becoming Frederick Douglass.”

The History You Weren’t Taught in School – Black History, Black Freedom & Black Love – Streaming FREE during Black History Month. As part of the $2 million commitment at MasterClass to make content that inspires and educates on social justice and against systemic racism, for the first time ever an entire class will be available to stream for free

This tiktok video, about the history of desegregation in Little Rock Arkansas, makes a great point about the gaps in our public education that deliberately hinders us from gaining the skills necessary to become good citizens and positively contribute to the success of our multicultural society.

In Honor of Black History Month:

Thursday, February 17th, 11:30am – 1pm, Black Women Walking in Purpose and Power: Positioned to Bring Change, hosted by ColoRISE.  Free virtual.

Rochester’s “Pastor’s on Point”, in collaboration with Uniting & Healing Through Hope of Monroe County, is restarting anti-violence prayer rallies. Trinity Emmanuel was asked to host the Rally on February 22, 2022 at 6PM. These rallies began January 18 and will end Saturday, February 26. This is a countywide Prayer Rally aimed To Stop The Violence. We are among the 18 churches who signed up to be hosts.  Please come out, bring someone with you and let’s join others in prayer for the healing of our neighborhood, city, and our Nation. (This is the only scheduled rally on Jefferson Ave at this time). Please take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly.

Monday, February 28, at 6:30pm – Flower City Black Brilliance, hosted by Connected Communities: EMMA & Beechwood.  A showcase of Black talent, excellence, & history of Black brilliance in Rochester.  Airing live on Facebook and YouTube.

Coming Events:

Join us on March 12 for the 2022 Greater Rochester Antiracist Education Virtual Conference: Teaching, Action, Equity, & Justice.  9:00am – 3:00pm.

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).


Join Cheryl Sampson on Saturday, February 19 at 1:00pm for a Zoom presentation about the Reverend Thomas James. Reverend James was the most well-known abolitionist preacher in 19th century America, and is now buried in Rochester’s Mt. Hope Cemetery. This event is hosted by the Rochester Public Library. Click here to register.  There are only 40 spots left.