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Coming up Connections: Friday, October 18

Oct 18, 2019

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First hour: Discussing the legacy of Elijah Cummings

Second hour: The Landmark Society of Western New York's 2019 Five to Revive

The United States lost a civil rights leader this week, with the passing of longtime Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings. We discuss does his legacy, as well as the importance of African American representation in government. Our guests:

  • Larry Knox, political and community engagement coordinator for 1199 SEIU 
  • Michelle Daniels, super Democratic volunteer
  • Paul Hypolite, political strategist
  • Tianna Mañón, publicist, journalist, and political analyst
  • Robert Hoggard, doctoral student at the Warner School of Education, and development associate at Rochester Regional Health

Then in our second hour, somewhere in your hometown, there is probably a historic building that you hope will be protected – a home, and old church, a beautiful barn. Each year, the Landmark Society of Western New York publishes a list called the Five to Revive. The goal is to raise awareness – and perhaps funding – for revitalizing these historic sites. Our panel helps us explore the 2019 selections, and we discuss how adapting and revitalizing historic spaces can impact neighborhoods. Our guests:

  • Caitlin Meives, preservation planner for the Landmark Society of Western New York
  • Wayne Goodman, executive director of the Landmark Society of Western New York
  • Katie Eggers Comeau, architectural historian with Bero Architecture PLLC, and member of the Five to Revive Selection Committee
  • Doug Farley, director of the Cobblestone Museum in the Hamlet of Childs
  • JoAnn Beck, president of the Highland Park Conservancy
  • Frances Stern, manager of technical and grant programs for the Preservation League of New York State