The Arts of Asylum

Strengthening Community by Building a City of Asylum in Rochester In 2004, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh opened with a mission: to provide sanctuary to literary writers who were exiled and under threat of persecution. Since then, this fertile organization has grown and enriched the entire Pittsburgh community. Through its public arts programming, bookstore featuring works in […]

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Culture, History, Memory

Bridging Rochester’s Past & Present April 28, 2021, 12:00-1:30 pm (EDT) How can our past inform the present to help us build a better future? Our region has an incredibly rich history steeped in a sense of community and mutual obligation and has played​​ an important role in a range of activist movements promoting justice […]

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Visiting Author: Eric Klinenberg

Author and Director of Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University Eric Klinenberg is the author of Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. Palaces for the People was named one of the ‘Best Books of the Year’ by NPR, and longlisted for […]

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Why STEM Needs the Arts and Humanities

Education and Industry in the 21st Century View a recording of “Why STEM Needs the Arts and Humanities”. When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019Where: Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus Monroe A & B, in the Flynn Campus CenterParking: Lots M and M1 Featured Panelists Eric Berridge co-founded Bluewolf, an IBM Company, in December 2000 to re-define software […]

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Rochester Remembers the 1960s

The Legacy of Social Justice Activism Presented by the Monroe Community College Institute for The Humanities October 12-13, 2018 “A retrospective on the movements, moments, and conditions that defined our city and the nation” – featuring presentations, dialogue, film, and photography on Rochester-based social justice activism that spanned the decade. October 12, 2018 6:00 P.M. […]

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