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Connections: Pittsford graduates of color share their experiences in the district


The Pittsford Central School District is dealing with multiple issues and incidents pertaining to race, as covered recently by WXXI News. Superintendent Mike Pero says the district is committed to making sure all students feel welcome and comfortable, regardless of background. Some students and families of color have said the district has not done enough to make that possible.

In advance of a Thursday night public forum, Connections welcomes graduates of color who can share their experiences growing up in the district. We've also invited district leadership to take part in this discussion. Our guests:

  • Stephanie Geter, clinical psychologist
  • Rey DeGuzman, recording artist
  • Robin Wilt, member of the Brighton Town Board
  • Cristal Wilson, recent graduate
  • Mike Pero, superintendent of Pittsford Central School District
  • Patricia Vaughan-Brogan, director of student services at Pittsford Central School District
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.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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