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.
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
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.
Dr. Laura Warren Hill discussed the history of racism and the black freedom struggle in Rochester and its effects today.
Dr. Laura Warren Hill
FIRST BREAKOUT SESSIONS
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
FIRST TEEN BREAKOUT SESSION
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.
Dr. Sébastien Lazardeux
SECOND BREAKOUT SESSIONS
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.
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.
SECOND TEEN BREAKOUT SESSION
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
Dr. Ashley Luedke