[Blackstudies-l] Documentary/Talkback: Rochester's Third Ward/Clarissa Street - Friday 10/24, 4pm, Zoom

Lytton Smith smithlj at geneseo.edu
Tue Oct 20 09:50:00 EDT 2020


Dear Black Studies students, staff, and faculty,

As part of SUNY Geneseo's Cultural Harmony Week
<https://www.geneseo.edu/multicultural/cultural_harmony_week> and GALA
International Black History Month <https://www.geneseo.edu/IBHM>, we are
delighted to partner with Teen Empowerment <https://teenempowerment.org/>
and the Clarissa Street Reunion Committee
<https://clarissastreetreunionfestival.weebly.com/> as they present their
documentary, produced by RCTV, Clarissa Uprooted: Youth and Elders Uncover
the Story of Black Rochester. *The screening will take place over Zoom on
Friday 10/24 at 4pm. *Register for this Zoom event here
<https://geneseo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvc-ygrzsoGNT3m-BCGb34yT-gzD0QhSM4>
.

Clarissa Uprooted depicts the Third Ward as a microcosm of Rochester’s, and
many northern US cities’, history – from neighborhood comradery,
international jazz music and thriving black-owned businesses, to redlining,
urban renewal, and other racist policies. “Clarissa St. was the foundation
of Afro-Rochester,” says Dr. David Anderson, founding member of
Blackstorytelling League, and of Akwaaba: the Heritage Associates, which
shares African American lore across the United States and Ghana.

The talkback will feature some of the elders who lived this history and the
youth who are living with the consequences today, including members of Teen
Empowerment's Youth History Ambassadors Project.

-- 
Dr. Lytton Smith

Director, Center for Integrative Learning, Doty 303C (Mon/Wed/Fri)
Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Welles 230
Black Studies Faculty

*4.8.2024 | 3.19.49 | 3.14 <https://nationaleclipse.com/>*

For a list of Geneseo Allies for Social Justice and Diversity, visit
http://bit.ly/2fQrRne.
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