We work with organizations within our community to amplify both new and existing efforts to activate cooperative and collaborative responses to hate in all its forms. Our own initiatives include our "State of Hate in Greater Rochester" community survey and Brave Spaces: Rochester's Annual Summit to End Hate. You can also find session recordings from Brave Spaces 2021. Brave Spaces 2022 will take place on October 21, 2022. Additional Levine Center programming includes events such as Black Prosperity, The Disturbing Resilience of Anti-Semitism, Taking Violent White Supremacy to Court, A Tale of Two Cities, Asian Matters, and Why Do We Hate?
Overcoming hate begins with education and continues with opportunities to build on lessons learned. The Youth Ambassador Council (YAC) meets with community leaders and activists in the Greater Rochester area to better understand discrimination and how we can address it. Additionally, Youth Ambassadors assist Levine Center programming while developing their own initiatives within the community. Our goal is to meet kids and young adults where they are and work together to build understanding based on compassion and mutual respect.
Black Prosperity panel discussion