Human Rights Day 2004 Event Details

Adequate Housing For All


Connection Communities, Sharing Stories — An Agenda for All


Event Schedule:





in front of Rochester City Hall @ Church and N. Fitzhugh Streets


Welcome & introduction by Rome Celli.


A Candlelight Vigil and Reading of the Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Earth Charter Document.


5:45 PM - POTLUCK DINNER (bring a dish to pass please)
Community Potluck dinner across from Rochester City Hall at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street
 Tabling by co-sponsoring groups will be encouraged.

6:30 PM - PROGRAM (following the POTLUCK dinner in the same location):


Facilitator: Barbara deLeeuw, Director Genesee Valley Chapter-New York Civil Liberties Union



I) Overview: Connecting Communities — Mary Boite, Politics of Food



II) Sharing Stories


Speakers to be announced.



III) Working Towards Solutions


Bill Selke, Fair Housing Advocate


Laurie Lambrix, Fair Housing Enforcement Project of the Monroe County Legal Assistance Center


Todd Eggert, Rochester Center for Independent Living


Brian Kane, Raise The Roof Initiative, Interfaith Action



IV) An Agenda for Action


Valencia Metcalf, Fair Housing Enforcement Project of the Monroe County Legal Assistance Center



This event is free & open to the public. It will be interpreted for the deaf. Child care will be provided.  The Church is handicapped accessible and the room is looped for the hearing impaired.


The 2003 Human Rights Day Vigil Committee:


Mary Boite, Politics of Food; Charlie De Boer, Public Policy Committee Episcopal Diocese of Rochester; Barbara deLeeuw, Genesee Valley Chapter-New York Civil Liberties Union; Hernan Escalante, Spanish Action Coalition; Martha Howden, Buddhist Peace Fellowship; Beverly LaBelle, Blessed Sacrament Church; Gail Mott, Justice Ministry of the Downtown United Presbyterian Church; Hank Stone, Citizens for a United Earth; Valencia Metcalf, Fair Housing Enforcement, MCLC.



Gail Mott @ 381-5606

Mary Boite 232-1463

This annual event is an initiative of Alliance for Democracy-Rochester.



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If you wish to make a contribution to the this event, please click here.



The following is a partial list of event sponsors:


Alliance for Democracy-Rochester


Abundance Cooperative Market


All Souls United Church of Religious Sciences


Altamont Program


Alternatives for Battered Women, Inc.


Americans United for Separation of Church & State—Rochester


Amnesty International, Group 191 (Brockport local)


Amnesty International, Group (SUNY Brockport)


Amnesty International, Group 89 (Rochester)


Amnesty International, Pittsford Mendon High School


Artists for a Better America, NYC


Bethany House


Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing


Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Ministry


Brownbag Bookshop


Buddhist Peace Fellowship-Rochester


Catholic  Family Center


Center for Dispute Settlement


Centro Independiente de Trabajadores Agricolas/CITA


Cephas Attica


Church Women United, Rochester


Citizens for a United Earth


City of Rochester, Community Development


Ciudad Hermana (Metro Justice Taskforce)


Colgate Rochester Cozer Divinity School


Commission of Christian-Muslim Relations


Common Good Planning Center




Concerned Citizens for Peace


Downtown United Presbyterian Church


Edge of Justice-Rochester


Education for Peace, Inc.


Empire State Consumer Association


EMPOWER Welfare Rights


Enterprise Foundation


Episcopal Diocese of Rochester Public Policy Committee


Fair Housing Coalition, MCLAC


Fairport High School Students for Peace


Farmworker Legal Services


Fellowship of Reconciliation, Rochester


First Unitarian Church or Rochester


First Universalist Church


Flower City Habitat for Humanity




Friends Helping Friends, Inc.


Genesee Valley Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union


Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace


Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture


Greater Rochester Community of Churches


Greater Rochester Housing Partnership


Greater Rochester Community Reinvestment Coalition


Green Party of Monroe County


Greenwood Books


Group 14621


Gutenberg Books


House of Mercy, Inc.


Housing Council of Rochester


Housing Opportunities, Inc.


IndyMedia of Rochester/TV Dinner


Interfaith Action of Rochester


Interfaith Advocates for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People


Interfaith Impact of New York State


Interfaith Alliance of Rochester


Islamic Center of Rochester


Jennifer House, Spiritus Christi


Judicial Process Commission


Justice for Farmworkers Campaign


Kandid Coalition


Labor Religion Coalition


Latino Alliance, Inc.


League of Women Voters


Legal Aid Society of Rochester


Legal Connection


Libertarian Party of Monroe County


Metro Justice


Monroe Coalition for Democracy


Moving Beyond Racism, Rochester


N.A.A.C.P., Rochester


National Coalition Building Institute, Rochester


Native American Cultural Center


Nazareth College—Social Justice Group


New York State United Teachers


New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group


Northeast Neighborhood Alliance


PeaceArt International


Peace Network


Peacework Organic Farm


Peacework, Rochester


Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse


Politics of Food Program


Poor People’s Coalition


Poor People United—Metro Justice Taskforce


Potluck for Progressives


Presbytery Peacemaking Ministry Team


Public Employees Federation


Reconciliation Network - Rochester


Regional Action Group for the Environment


Rochester Area Coalition for a Living Wage


Rochester Center for Independent Living


Rochester Committee for Middle East Peace


Rochester Committee on Latin America (Metro Justice Task Force)


Rochester Food Not Bombs


Rochester Friends Meeting - Religious Society of Friends


Rochester Global AIDS Project


Rochester Interfaith Jail Ministry


Rochester Labor Council


Rochester Labor-Religion Coalition


Rochester N.O.W.


Rochester Zen Center


Rochesterians Against the Misuse of Pesticides


Rural and Migrant Ministry


St. John The Evangelist Church (Humboldt Street)


St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center


Save the Genesee Committee


SEIU Local 200 United


Sierra Club—Rochester Regional Group


Sisters of Mercy, Rochester


Sisters of St. Joseph, Rochester


Spiritus Christi Church


Step by Step of Rochester, Inc.


That All May Freely Serve


UNITE, Rochester Regional Joint Board


United Nations Association of Rochester


Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua


U of R Students for Social Justice


Veterans for Peace, Louise Smith Chapter, Rochester


WAVE (Women Against Violent Environment)


Women of Reform Judaism, B’rith Kodesh Sisterhood

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