Message from the Director

Dear partners, Welcome to 2021!  We have lots of anticipation for what this new year holds.  On Friday, January 1st the entire country took a collect sigh to shake off the remnants of the “unprecedented” year of struggle which was 2020.  No one could have imagined...

Equity Story – REOC

It is REOC’s obligation to become a part of the solution by advocating and supporting the pledges and policies that help to end systemic racism and social injustice. Our organization signed the Black Agenda Group’s declaration because we understand that racism...

Equity Story – The Children’s Agenda

“Hate and ignorance have not driven the history of racist ideas in America.  Racist policies have driven the history of racist ideas in America.” Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Anti-racism work has been a longstanding priority of The Children’s Agenda, incorporating it in our...

Message from the Director

Dear Fellow Citizens, No seriously… I’ve waited a long time to use this salutation!  Some of you know that I was born in Bath, England and that I also lived in Montreal Canada before coming to Rochester where I’ve lived for the last 50 years.  But not many of you know...