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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, August 13


First hour: Local town supervisors react to President Trump's comments about low-income housing in the suburbs

Second hour: Discussing Black Women's Equal Pay Day 2020

President Trump said this week that he wanted to send a message to “suburban housewives.” The President says he will protect suburbanites against crime and falling property values, and his plan to do that is to keep low-income housing out of the suburbs. The President says Americans spend their entire lives working their way up to a life in the suburbs, and it shouldn’t be disturbed by low-income housing. We’ve invited many local supervisors in the Rochester suburbs to join us. Here’s who accepted our invitations:

  • Dave Seeley, supervisor of the Town of Irondequoit
  • Steve Schultz, supervisor of the Town of Henrietta
  • Bill Moehle, supervisor of the Town of Brighton

We mark the annual Black Women’s Equal Pay Day with a conversation about how to make change. Our guests are organizing local events and aim to – in the spirit of their 2020 theme – “sound the alarm,” while hosting a virtual awareness campaign. Our guests:

  • Yversha Roman, co-founder of the Rochester Pay Equity Coalition, and Monroe County Legislator  
  • Ernesta Walker, member of the Rochester Pay Equity Coalition and the Education Committee of Citizen Action Rochester  
  • Candice Lucas, Ph.D., chief community engagement officer for Monroe County
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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