In response to the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, the Urban League of Rochester decided that it was time to make its voice heard on a larger scale.
The group has spent many long hours organizing its first Interrupt Racism Summit, which will begin at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 20 & 21.
The virtual event is designed to help educate the community, and build a common language while showing people how to contribute to the work that needs to be done in the community.
Seanelle Hawkins, the president and CEO of the Urban League of Rochester gave a statement, saying:
People were protesting because they wanted their voices heard … I’m really excited about the work that we’re doing,” Hawkins said. “This is just the beginning. This is our work. This is what we do. The community is ready.”
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