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10.21.2022 | 8 AM - 1 PM
Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue

Designed to address growing divisions in our community, BRAVE SPACES 2022 will help participants develop a deeper understanding of what is driving increased expressions of hate and feel empowered to address bias in their spheres of influence.


We invite youth and adults from across greater Rochester to join us for this half-day, in-person immersive learning experience. The Summit includes keynote and closing speakers, moderated discussions, and opportunities to network at breakfast and lunch. We look forward to seeing you at this important event!


Marilyn Mayo

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Marilyn Mayo is a Senior Research Fellow at ADL’s Center on Extremism. She has been with the ADL for 25 years, having previously served as the Co-Director of ADL’s Center on Extremism and the Associate Director of Investigative Research at ADL. 

Ms. Mayo is an expert on right-wing extremists in the United States, ranging from white supremacists to academic racists to anti-immigrant groups. She often speaks to the media, community groups and law enforcement about the activities of hate groups and movements across the country. She has worked on numerous reports for ADL and writes regularly for the organization’s blog. 


Ms. Mayo received her B.A. from Barnard College in New York and her M.A. from the City University of New York Graduate Center.  


Laura Warren Hill, PhD

Laura Warren Hill is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of History and Africana Studies at Bloomfield College where she began teaching in 2010.  Her teaching interests center on the history of race, gender and class in the United States and beyond, with a particular interest in social movements and how the dispossessed act as agents in society and politics. Dr. Warren Hill regularly attends pedagogical development events and is an ACUE certified teacher. She is the author of Strike the Hammer: Rochester’s Black Freedom Struggle, 1940-1970 (Cornell University Press, April 2021). Read her full bio.

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