Out & About in the Community

Learn Together about Systemic Racism Workshop by Crossroads
Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9am – 4:30pm at Gates Presbyterian Church, Rochester

The purpose of this workshop is to explore racism as a systemic, institutional problem of power that goes beyond personal prejudice. The workshop is free, thanks to funding and encouragement from the Synod of the Northeast. Participants will be introduced to a strategic methodology that can assist people to effectively organize to dismantle racism in their institutions. Workshop leaders are ministers who are trainer/organizers from Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training. Lunch and snacks will be served. Carpooling is encouraged.

To sign up, call North Presbyterian Church at 716.632.1330 to register and sign up for carpooling. OR Register online for the workshop only. (Deadline: October 8)

Common Ground: From Burma to Buffalo: The Journey to Freedom: How Thousands of Burmese Refugees Are Energizing the West Side
Sunday, October 29, starting at 12pm
at Calvary Episcopal Church, Hughson Hall (20 Milton St. at S. Cayuga Rd. Williamsville)

Presented by award-winning journalist Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington Bureau Chief, with award winning photographs by Buffalo News Chief Photographer Derek Gee. From Burma to Buffalo was a 20 month period of reporting and concluded with a series that details Buffalo’s largest ethnic influx in decades: the arrival of more than 8,000 refugees from Burma. Call 716-633-7800 for more information. All are welcome. No exceptions.