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On October 21, 2022 we held our first ever in person and the third Summit To End Hate. Held at the Memorial Art Gallery, we were thrilled to see more than 200 people join us. We have heard a lot of great ideas and we are so grateful to have such an engaged group of participants as we plan our upcoming programs. We hope participants were able to develop a deeper understanding of what is driving increased expressions of hate in greater Rochester and feel empowered to address bias in their spheres of influence. 

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Cultivating Unity in Our Community

“History is written by the victors and sometimes that works against future progress. Xerox, for example, is very diverse now. But no one talks about the role the F. I. G. H. T. organization and the Black Power movement in accomplishing that. It’s viewed as inevitable.”


— Dr. Laura Warren Hill

Closing Remarks



After more than two decades with the ADL’s Center on Extremism, Marilyn Mayo is an expert on right-wing extremists in the United States, ranging from white supremacists to anti-immigrant groups. She discussed the activities of hate groups and movements across the country as well as what we can do about it.

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Marilyn Mayo


Dr. Laura Warren Hill discussed the history of racism and the black freedom struggle in Rochester and its effects today.

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Dr. Laura Warren Hill


White Supremacy & The Great Replacement Theory

 Participants learned the historical context of the white supremacy movement, what it looks like in today’s mainstream society, and the role the Great Replacement Theory plays in motivating extremist radicalization and violence.

Understanding & Affirming Transgender, Non Binary, & Gender Nonconforming Identities

Participants were able to: 
•    Develop and broaden their current understanding of gender 
•    Clarify the differences between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation 
•    Identify resources and strategies to support people who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, gender expansive, and/or gender queer individuals


Implicit Bias & Microaggressions

This session  included examples of how to identify personal biases, and will examine how these biases and microaggressions are displayed, and tools and tips to overcome them.

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Dr. Sébastien Lazardeux

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Jeanette Adams-Price

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Taren Greenidge

2022 First Breakout


Antisemitism Here & Now

April Powers of Project Shema discussed the global rise in antisemitism. Project Shema, named after the Hebrew word meaning "to hear", "listen", or "understand", works to deepen understanding and build bridges across communities.

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April Powers

2022 Second Breakout

Black Prosperity 2.0 Business Strategies for Achieving Equity in the Workplace

This breakout session is a follow up to our June 15 event Black Prosperity: Achieving the Unfulfilled Promise of Black Capitalism. Adrian Hale returned as moderator for a discussion with a panel of local business owners discussing initiatives they have put in place to achieve equity in the workplace. This session gave participants concrete examples of successful strategies and tactics to inspire action for change. 

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Adrian Hale

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Melissa Geska

Tina Paradiso


Bullying and Mental Unwellness: Bullying As A Hate-Based Practice

Bullying is a hate-based practice, rooted in prejudice and bias, that contributes to mental unwellness and can lead to suicide and self-harming behaviors. This session was moderated by the Youth Ambassador Council with panelists including Dr. Ashley J. Luedk, President of New York Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Angelicia Smith, Youth Worker and Anti-Bully activist

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Farell Carey

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Dr. Ashley Luedke

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Jordan Tabachnikoff

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Angelicia Smith

Thank you to our sponsors!

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