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Urban League of Rochester

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More than 450 people attended the first day of Rochester’s Interrupt Racism Summit on Tuesday. The two-day virtual summit sponsored by The Urban League of Rochester educates people on how to dismantle racism at their workplaces and in their communities.

In her keynote speech to participants, Urban League of Rochester CEO Seanelle Hawkins said many organizations will speak out against racism without addressing systemic problems in their own organization.

 

The Urban League of Rochester is holding a city-wide “Make Black Count Day” on Sunday, to encourage people to register to vote and complete the 2020 Census.  

“This opportunity only comes up every ten years for us to be able to make ourselves count, make Rochester count, so that many organizations in our area including the Urban League continue to receive the federal dollars that support our most at-risk population,” the Urban League’sRivera-Bloodworth said.