Monday, September 17, 2018

Suffragist City Parade, Rochester, September 15, 2018

Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass lived in Rochester, New York. Both are buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery here in Rochester. Suffragist City Parade, held in Rochester on Saturday, September 15, was in their honor for their work on securing voting rights for women.

From a 90-year old to a baby in a stroller, hundreds marched and carried banners promoting VOTE! and the parade's themes of Organize! Agitate! Educate! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, many of us concerned with issues like global warming, alternate energy sources, pollution cleanup, rising seas, energy efficiency, climate refugees,and food supply gathered to listen to local speakers sharing their concerns.

Hridesh Singh, a Brighton High student,  gave a youth's perspective and Eric Koski, an engineer, spoke about science and policy matters. Ruth Ferguson shared about her struggle with Lyme disease and Nannett Cepero talked about how agriculture is affected by climate change. Both Brady Fergusson and Isabella Padron spoke on the effects of rising seas and climate refugees. Marjorie Cleophat focused on home energy efficiency upgrades and Ericka Jones talked about the needs for emergency preparedness for the disability community. Dorian Hall talked about pollution cleanup and affordable housing while Susan Campbell spoke about wind energy in her community.

Thanks to Rochester People's Climate Coalition and Sierra Club who organized the event.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Summer's End

We know summer's over when the Finger Lakes BMW Motorcycle Club holds its annual rally at at Watkins Glen State Park outside of Watkins Glen, New York.

Motorcyclists from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Canada, and some from as far away as Florida and Texas come to celebrate the end of riding season in this area of the country. The rally's success depends upon the thousands of hours volunteers donate in planning and then working at the rally. Many thanks to all of them.