A controversial panel that was once part of the historic Dentzel carousel at Ontario Beach Park is now part of a travelling multimedia exhibit. The exhibit was unveiled by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and the Central Church of Christ this afternoon.
Imagine living in a camp with thousands of people, including women and children, fleeing one of many war-torn regions in the world. Life for you is worse than homelessness; you're virtually without country.
A press conference later today will reveal the exhibit that was created out of the controversial pickaninny panel that was removed from the Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park last year. Many local residents found the panel offensive.
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This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Some of Rochester's progressive groups and activists got together to develop and publish the "Platform for a Progressive Movement," which is exactly what it sounds like: a general statement of common principals that the groups will work toward. They're asking residents to visit rocplatform.com and sign on in support.
Rochester has asserted itself as a Sanctuary City amid sweeping federal orders to crack down on illegal immigrants. City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night that updates its status as a Sanctuary City.
Rochester City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to reaffirm its sanctuary city status. The measure states that Rochester police officers won’t be responsible for enforcing immigration law.
Violence is not a problem of policing. It’s a terrible, complicated societal problem, and police cannot solve it.
Rochester City Council will vote on Sanctuary City legislation when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.