Adequate Housing For All
Connection Communities, Sharing Stories — An Agenda for All
5:00 PM - READING OF THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION
& EARTH CHARTER DOCUMENT
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 Interconnect-Mott@juno.com
Mary Boite 232-1463 POF@Frontiernet.net.
This annual event is an initiative of Alliance for Democracy-Rochester.
If you wish to co-sponsor this event, please click here.
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
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
Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing
Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Ministry
Buddhist Peace Fellowship-Rochester
Catholic Family Center
Center for Dispute Settlement
Centro Independiente de Trabajadores Agricolas/CITA
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
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
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
Labor Religion Coalition
Latino Alliance, Inc.
League of Women Voters
Legal Aid Society of Rochester
Libertarian Party of Monroe County
Monroe Coalition for Democracy
Moving Beyond Racism, 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
Peacework Organic Farm
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 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