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Connections: Open Mic Roc, and its piece on microaggressions

Open Mic Roc is a locally based, online black publication, with news, interviews, opinion pieces, and a platform for discussion.

Recently, Open Mic has covered the debate over La Marketa in the City of Rochester. On Thursday, the staff sat down for an interview with Mayor Lovely Warren, a sign of growing respect for what Open Mic is doing.

On December 27, the staff published a piece that included a graphic with the words, "You're pretty for a black girl." The story was about microaggressions: what they are, how they impact people, and how to recognize them.

This hour, we explore the work that Open Mic is doing with members of its staff:

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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