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Rochester Remembers the 1960s: The Legacy of Social Justice Activism--DAY 2

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MCC Downtown Campus, High Falls A and B
09:30 am - 01:30 pm

The MCC Institute for the Humanities invites you to its inaugural event, "Rochester Remembers the 1960s: The Legacy of Social Justice Activism." The Program will feature presentations, dialogue, film, and photography on Rochester-based social justice activism that spanned the decade. Come be part of this retrospective on the movements, moments, and conditions that defined our city and the nation.

"Rochester Remembers the 1960s" is free and open to the public, but attendees must register at

This event is made possible by both a Monroe Community College Foundation and Humanities New York Action Grant.


(9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Check-in and Photo Exhibition

(10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Keynote Address: Dr. Marvin McMickle, President of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

(11:10 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)
"Intersections of Politics and Culture in 1968": Daniel Borus (University of Rochester), Tokeya Graham (Monroe Community College), and Joseph Scanlon (Monroe Community College) explore ways in which literature, sports, and student activism influenced national politics and culture in 1968

(12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
"Explorations in Transformation: Dialogue with Rochester City Youth": Rochester teens Jessenia Hernandez, Alexandra McClung, and Javon Vasquez consider the impact of social justice activism on life in the city today--Moderated by artists Shawn Dunwoody and Carmelo Ortiz

Rochester Remembers.pdf

SPONSOR: MCC Institute for the Humanities
CONTACT: Michael Jacobs