Our thanks to
Excellus, Starbridge and RTS
for hosting our November, December and January meetings!
meeting topic was an overview of the Racial Equity & Justice Initiative (REJI) in Rochester, presented by Sashanna Mitchell, REJI Coordinator.
discussion was based on Frank Staropoli’s October 2019, blog, “In Their Own Words: What It’s Like….” which featured videos by Barunde Thurston and B.K. Irons, in which they presented their very different perspectives on the Black Experience in our country.
meeting focused on New York State 2020 Criminal Justice Reforms and participants reviewed two summaries of the case for and against the new criminal justice reform laws in New York State and then addressed four questions about them in small discussion groups of three.