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Rochester Remembers the 1960s: The Legacy of Social Justice Activism--DAY 1

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MCC Downtown Campus, High Falls A and B
06:00 pm - 08:30 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.


(6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Screening of July '64--and post-show dialogue with the documentary's director, Carvin Eison

July '64 tells the story of a historic three-day race riot that erupted in two African American neighborhoods in the northern, mid-sized city of Rochester, New York. On the night of July 24, 1964, frustration and resentment brought on by institutional racism, overcrowding, lack of job opportunity and police dog attacks exploded in racial violence that brought Rochester to its knees. -PBS Independent Lens

Rochester Remembers.pdf

SPONSOR: MCC Institute for the Humanities
CONTACT: Michael Jacobs