We explore some of the 89 proposals submitted for the Democrat and Chronicle's Unite Rochester Challenge. The goal is to find an idea that is feasible, attainable, and something that would make our community stronger, especially as it relates to equality and opportunity.
One idea echoes Ferguson, which was found to have targeted poor black people in traffic stops as a way to raise money. Is there a way to make sure that doesn't derail the progress made by people in Rochester? Other ideas focus on art, education, and more. We examined quite a few. Our guests:
- Julie Philipp, senior engagement editor, Democrat & Chronicle
- Ken Warner, former executive director of UNICON
- Shawn Dunwoody, visual consultant, DUNWOODĒ
- Karen Morris, Brighton Town Judge
- Brad VanAuken, adjunct professor of marketing, RIT Saunders College of Business; president and founder of BrandForward, Inc.
- Elizabeth Laidlaw, associate professor of philosophy, MCC
- Annette Ramos, executive director, Rochester Latino Theatre Co; associate director of education and community engagement, RBTL
- Ruth Ann Rowe, principal broker and certified appraiser, Rowe Realty