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Stonewall: 50 Years Out A Conversation with . . .
Historian Christine Ridarsky & Activist Adrian Elim June 18, 2019 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET
Christine Ridarsky is Rochester’s City Historian. She also serves as the Historical Services Consultant at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County. Her expertise in research, historic preservation, and advocacy have enriched the City of Rochester since 2008.
Adrian Elim is a Rochester-based artist and activist. Adrian founded Black Pride and is also the co-founder of Brotherhood Productions; a socially conscious, independent advertising and production company. Adrian’s portraits and biographies are on display in the Library’s Stonewall exhibit.
We live in a world becoming numb to protest and outrage. How can we be heard? Join William Lopez as he lifts up the power of story in the fight for justice. The new tools for postmodern activism may surprise you - tools that are not loud, but poignant; not logical, but poetic; not objective, but profoundly personal.
The medical environment should be sterile. But that applies to instruments and surfaces, not to bedside manner. Listen in as pediatric oncologist Jessica Shand shares her vision for a healthcare environment that acknowledges emotions, honors choice about one's body, and understands the centrality of the soul.
Explore the socio-historical and cultural factors that impact the overall health and wellness of Black women. Join us as we discuss the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of Black women, as well as explore concepts of self-care through a Black feminist and Womanist theoretical lens.