Conferences and Special Events
Save the Date: Free Film Screening Looks at Race Relations
Hot and humid, the night of Friday, July 24, 1964 started off normally enough in Rochester – but after violent urban riots erupted later that evening, no one would look at race relations in the same way again.
Join other URMC employees in the Case Method Room from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 19, for a free screening of the locally produced film July ’64, which tells the story of a historic three-day race riot that exploded in two African American neighborhoods in Rochester. The film combines archival footage, news reports and interviews with witnesses and participants to dig deeply into the causes and effects of the historic disturbance. Those three days of unrest and civil disobedience provoked actions and sentiments that reverberate to this day.
The Center for Community Health is sponsoring this film as part of its Community Orientation Series, with the hope of providing an important context to better understand Rochester’s past and its lingering effects on our present community, including health disparities. Attendees will also learn more about URMC’s community health initiatives, resources, as well as ways to become involved and make Rochester a safer and healthier community. Light refreshments will be served.
To learn more, please contact Judith Russell at the Center for Community Health at 224-3062.