Community Events

ACT Rochester Poverty Simulation

Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Time: 8:45 am – 12:00pm

Location: Rochester Regional Joint Board (750 East Avenue) 1st Floor Auditorium

Cost: Free, but limited, you must register in advance

The complexity of poverty in our community requires all of us to learn more, alter our perceptions of people and situations, and contribute to creating equity and access for those who are underserved and suffering in the places where we work, live, play, and worship.

ACT Rochester is inviting you to participate in a poverty simulation on Saturday, February 16, that will provide an opportunity to explore the complex issues beyond the written word or sound bite; to immerse yourself in an interactive experience to gain a deeper understanding of poverty in our community.


Why STEM Needs the Arts and Humanities: Education and Industry in the 21st Century

Date: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm

Location: MCC Brighton

Cost: Free, but you must register in advance

The evening’s program will feature a panel of accomplished and dynamic experts from the fields of higher education and technology who will discuss the importance of integrating the arts, humanities, and social sciences within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and industry. Speakers will include Eric Berridge, CEO of Bluewolf, an IBM Company; David C. Munson, President of Rochester Institute of Technology; and Amanda Roth, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at SUNY Geneseo.