RSS Feed | University of Rochester Events Calendar Daily update from the University of Rochester Events Calendar http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar (c)2014 University of Rochester Carillon Concert: Ring Around the World http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=924855 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=924855 Eastman Quadrangle
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
12:00 PM

 The carillon program will feature Latin American music, including "Leyenda," "Chipanecas," "Mexicanos Algrito de Guerra," "Carmela," Cielito Lindo," "Las Mananitas," "Flamendco," and "Milonga."


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Rush Rhees Library Exhibit: Beyond Rochester's '64 Riots http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=897221 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=897221 Rush Rhees Library Friedlander Lobby
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
8:00 AM

 On view Rush Rhees Library:  "Beyond Rochester's '64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two."
“Race Riots Rock Rochester: Curfew Imposed” This Times of India headline on July 26, 1964 typifies hundreds throughout the world that announced startling news from a city known largely for its close-to-idyllic quality of life. The news stories reported that on a hot July evening, a small street dance party suddenly transformed into an angry mob scene of several thousand citizens countered by all available Rochester law enforcement.

At the end of the third day, when uneasy quiet was restored, the devastating results of the riots included: four people killed; heavy looting and property damage totaling more than one million dollars, with numerous commercial properties damaged beyond repair; and more than 1,000, both African Americans and whites, arrested. Rochester’s riots were classified as “most severe” and preceded many others through out the United States during the Sixties summers.

With the approaching fiftieth anniversary of Rochester’s riots, this exhibit acknowledges that it is good to remember and to continue learning from Rochester’s ’64 riots. Beyond Rochester’s ’64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two showcases a balance of highlights from the past, with the present-day, in search of a fresh perspective on ways to move our community forward.


The exhibit will be on view through Oct. 5. Free and open to the public.

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Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=885897 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=885897 Memorial Art Gallery
Sunday, October 5, 2014
12:00 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with hands-on art activities, storytelling, guided tours, music and dance performances, family tours, international cultural displays, and more. Suggested donation $5 per family. 

2014 series sponsor: JPMorganChase Bank, N.A.  

Pictured: Borinquen Dance Theatre were among the performers at last year’s family day. 

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Annual Gandhi Birthday Celebration http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=921209 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=921209 Gandhi Institute 929 South Plymouth Avenue
Sunday, October 5, 2014
1:00 PM

This event includes performances by spoken word artists Mental Graffiti, singing, Indian dance lessons, music provided by UR grad “DJ Alykhan” (Alykhan Alani) a raffle of Gandhi gear and other items, and birthday cupcakes. Tour the Gandhi House, which is now fully renovated and available for use by community groups, and learn more about the Gandhi Institute’s work in Rochester, and beyond.

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