Sunday, January 06, 2008

Tuesday Jan. 8th discussion on homelessness in Rochester

This looks like an important discussion for every member of our community.

If you haven’t yet seen the exhibition, this is your last week to do so. Several hundred people have visited and commented — the community dialogue we’ve begun is still growing.

Tuesday, Jan. 8th 7-9 pm, a speakers’ night.

Erica Vera – Network Director for the Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)

Sr. Grace Miller – House of Mercy
Loret Steinberg - Eastman Commons Community in Rochester and the Common Ground organization in NYC ( (the people from ECC cannot be present, so Loret will show the 20 minute segment on Common Ground for them)
Speaker to be confirmed — someone from the Rochester Continuum of Care (a Rochester group responsible for a ten year plan to end homelessness in the city)
Hubert Wilkerson — Rochester resident and homeless individual

Format: Short presentations (approx. 15-20 min. each) then a discussion with Q&A. Chairs will be provided.

Topics - What are the important issues in Rochester? How are homeless people and their issues different from one another? How can we help? What are some of the ways that have been developed to serve the homeless in Rochester?

December 11th, Professor Steinberg and Sister Grace Miller were guests on WXXI-AM 1370 at 1pm, for the program “1370 Connection” with Bob Smith. Please check for copies of that program.

Gallery r, 775 Park Ave., RIT’s student-run metro showcase for contemporary art, is open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and the gallery is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call (585) 242-9470 or visit

Join us, have a look at the work by Lisa Barker, Val Sauers, Michael Gillman, Nick Mesrobian, Todd Carlson, Megan Rossman, Jeremy Oversier, Emma Tannenbaum and Loret Steinberg and stay for the discussion!

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