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  • Monday, February 25, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Metro Justice Community Room in Rochester, NY

    Movie Night: Black Power Mix Tape

     

    Join us on Feb. 25th at 6:30 to watch The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975, a 2011 documentary film, directed by Göran Olsson, that examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society from 1967 to 1975 as viewed through Swedish journalists and filmmakers. It features footage of the movement shot by Swedish journalists in America between 1967–1975 with appearances by Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and other activists, artists, and leaders central to the movement.

    This months screening is co-hosted by our Racial Justice Initiative.

    Come hang out, watch the film, and learn with us!

    Hungerford Building, Door #7

  • Friday, March 08, 2019 at 06:15 PM
    The Little Theatre

    ¡Las Sandinistas!

    ¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, the ensuing US-backed Contra War, and documents their leadership in the continuing struggle for justice today.

    This screening is a special Women's History Month presentation, and will feature a panel discussion after the film. March 8 is International Women's Day.

  • Monday, March 11, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Metro Justice Community Room in Rochester, NY

    What Poverty Does To People

    Join for a presentation and discussion with local author, education, and Metro Justice Member, John Strazzabosco.

    John is retired math teacher with thirty-three years in the Pittsford Central Schools, he has recently written a book, Ninety Feet Under—What poverty does to people.  He has written essays and features for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and several books for students, the latest How Spending and Saving Affect You, 2012, Rosen Publishing Group, on Economics for seventh grade students.  

    He has presented over seventy workshops on poverty to varied educational, religious, and public forums, among them: St. John Fisher College, Rochester Teacher’s Association, Brighton, Pittsford, Queensbury, Hillside, Villa of Hope, Mary Cariola Center, Action for a Better Community and many others.

    His active involvement in the poverty community spans thirteen years, and includes tutoring, mentoring, training mentors for a self-sufficiency program run by Action for a Better Community, participation in the Rochester Children’s Zone, and work with youth at a city drop-in center.  He currently mentors and tutors several area young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods, including one long-term incarcerated youth.

    John will have copies of his book available for purchase ($25.90, tax included).

    $3 suggested donation at the door.


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