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‘Race in America—Race in Rochester’ Dialogues Open to University Community

The University's Office for Faculty Development and Diversity will host two community dialogues this week titled “Race in America—Race in Rochester: A Community Dialogue,” to give the University community a time and place to come together to talk about recent events. The first event will be Wednesday, July 13, from noon-1 pm in the Medical Center’s Class of ’62 Auditorium, and the second will be Thursday, July 14, from noon-1 pm at the Interfaith Chapel. Kit Miller, director of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, will facilitate both dialogues.

This is an opportunity for authentic dialogue in a supportive space to process and share regarding last week’s events, racism and institutionalized violence. Recognizing how painfully divided the US has become on these (as well as so many critical issues) we ask that you come with an open heart and mind as we process and learn from each other. #URDiversity
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07.12.16  ·  

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A simple prayer to you all...

To my kings/brothers. The fact that a message such as this one is germane speaks volumes of current social, legal and political condition. I fear for the psyche of the of young boys/men who are not receiving messages of guidance , love and care. But instead are being exposed to death , violence and political agendas, meant to defame, reframe, or explain the plights of their existence. I pray that their spirits arent broken or led astray by the consistent deterioration of the state of black male. I pray that they never see jail or come to understand the concept of bail. I pray that education, knowledge and wisdom prevails. For it is the only wind that will set the black ship a sail. My brothers we cannot afford to fail- for we must live, strive and attained for those that have succumbed to pain or are living shackled to the real or invisible chains.
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07.07.16  ·  

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Black Tie Gala

May 10, 2016, 6:00pm

Sarah Flaum Atrium

05.09.16  ·  

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Black Tie Gala

May 10, 2016, 6:00pm

Sarah Flaum Atrium

05.03.16  ·  

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Battle of the Sexes Study Break

May 1, 2016, 6:30pm

Welles Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library

Join MMLA and WLA for pizza and cookies as we play a game of Jeopardy.

04.29.16  ·  

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MMLA Gala 2016May 10, 2016
Minority Male Leadership Association Black Tie Gala
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About Us

In the winter of 2013, several minority men gathered on campus to share a vision to create an organization for (undergraduates, graduates, and faculty/staff) that would foster mentorship and success among minority men in the Rochester community.

The Minority Male Leadership Association (MMLA) is proud to be a new affinity group at the University of Rochester. Our mission, “We, the Minority Male Leadership Association, are dedicated to exploring the characteristics of successful minority male leaders. We will build a community of young driven minority men focused on success by providing mentorship and promoting excellence.” One of our primary goals is to connect with the Rochester community as a whole to help improve the plight of young minority men, who are graduating from the Rochester City School District at only 9%. (2012) (See current statistics here)

We seek to meet such a need by creating quality programming targeted for young driven minority men in the Rochester community.

Mottos:
“As iron sharpens iron so does one man sharpen another…”
“Team work makes the dream work”

For more information visit About Us

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2015-2016
Steering Committee/ E-Board

President

Oreno Lantveld

Vice President

Kelvin Adulley

Executive Board

Jonathan Lopez, Devante Bignall
Marlon Baez, Edward Arenas
Mohamed Keita, Myles Allen
Dyreek Brathwaite, Stephaun Ward
Lamek Kahsay, Daniel Santoyo
Kwasi Nimako, Josue Hernandez
Brandall Bernal, Jeffry Magloire

Faculty/Staff Advisors
Thomas Crews, Nathan Kadar

Alumni Board Members
Kevin Graham, David Paul, Clifford Pierre, Stephon Hamell

Other Affinity Groups

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