The ROS searches for lyricists of diverse races and creeds who are currently absent from suffragist histories. The restored songs will be featured in 10 public school performances in addition to concerts throughout the Finger Lakes region.
Community Conversation: Social Justice in the Arts
Centennial Search for Suffrage Lyricists of Color/Non-Christian Heritage
Intersectionality in Social and Political Change in Rochester
Using archival collections, the Out Alliance in partnership with the Rochester Public Library, and ImageOut develops an interactive community dialogue, Intersectionality in Social and Political Change: A Historical Perspective, to assess past activities and to explore future collaborative directions with diverse communities.
Stories behind the Storefronts
Historical pictures of commercial buildings within the National Register of Historical Sites in Lyons, New York along with pictures of the merchants and employees who worked in them, presented and displayed in the windows of those buildings still standing or those that replaced them. Text recalls the history of the store or commercial establishment and links to the Lyons Main Street website, which provides additional information on the establishment and people who worked there.
Civic Leadership Action Summit for Teen Girls
1st Amendment-1st Vote’s Civic Leadership Action Summit, in collaboration with TheChisel.com, is held each October for that year’s 1st A-1st V Seminar cohort to refresh/refine issue-related Civic Leadership Action Plans crafted previously (student identifies issue she is passionate about and commits to take action with student collaborators, based on facts, to effect desired change). This Seminar follow-up is intended as final prep for Plan implementation in participants’ home school communities.
The Path Home: Immigrants Making America
The Path Home is a digital traveling exhibition that presents a seminal moment in America’s immigration history—the welcoming of almost three million new Americans through the bipartisan Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986—and highlights its impact on the United States today. The exhibit focuses on the pioneering work of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, whose long history of advocacy for labor, women’s rights, and undocumented workers helped lead to IRCA.