Monday, October 6, 2014

Week Ahead: Question Bridge begins; social justice film; Five to Revive; the Green Party's Brian Jones is in town

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Rochester Contemporary Art Center will host the first in its series of weekly sessions centered around "Question Bridge: Black Males" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8. The talk, "The Representation of Black Men in the Media," is organized by the Democrat & Chronicle and will feature D&C staff writer Gary Craig, D&C editorial editor James Lawrence, 10NBC anchor Janet Lomax, and Minority Reporter publisher-editor Dave McCleary. The event will be held at 137 East Avenue. More information: 461-2222 or BY JAKE CLAPP

Enough Is Enough is supporting the Flying Squirrel's End Mass Incarceration in October programming with "A People's History of the FBI" film & discussion series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street.

COINTELPRO 101 is a 56-minute educational film that will open the door to understanding the state’s strategy to prevent movements and communities from overturning white supremacy and creating racial justice.

This documentary will introduce viewers new to this history to the basics and direct them to other resources where they can learn more. The intended audiences are the generations who did not experience the social justice movements of the sixties and seventies.

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The Landmark Society of Western New York will announce its 2014 “Five to Revive” list at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7. The list is meant to call attention to historic properties in Western New York that are in need of investment.

Speakers at Tuesday’s event will include Landmark Society Executive Director Wayne Goodman, state Senator Joe Robach, and Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon.

The press conference will be held at Landmark Society headquarters, Hoyt Potter building, 133 Fitzhugh Street. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

Brian Jones, the Green Party’s candidate for lieutenant governor, will be in Rochester today for an education forum. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Inner Faith Tabernacle, 32 York Street.

Jones, who is the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, will kick off the event by discussing the candidates’ education platform. Then a panel of education activists will lead a discussion of what a progressive urban education system should look like, according to a press release.

The panel includes activist and retired Rochester city school district teacher Howard Eagle, and Carla Walker, a city resident and parent activist. BY JEREMY MOULE

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