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Connections: Community leaders discuss the role of nonviolence during tense times in Rochester

Sep 8, 2020

The notion of an "Elder Shield" got a lot of publicity Sunday night in Rochester, but it first came into effect during previous nights of demonstrations. However, police still fired pepper balls into the crowd. We talk to two of the community leaders who were on the front lines. They also discuss what nonviolence means during such tense times.

Our guests:

  • Rev. Marlowe Washington, pastor at Seneca United Methodist Church
  • Kit Miller, director of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
  • Melanie Funchess, member of the Greater Rochester Black Agenda Group, and director of community engagement at the Mental Health Association of Rochester