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Rochester’s Legacy: Using It to Create the New Rochester 2022-10-12

A discussion with Peter Jemison, Seneca Nation ( Heron Clan),  founder of the Seneca Art & Cultural Center and former site manager of Ganondagan, and Erica Mock,  Executive Director of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative (FDFI).

The Finger Lakes was home to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy centuries before the arrival of Europeans. Peter is the visionary behind the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor and is nationally recognized for this work.

Frederick Douglass and his family resided in Rochester for 25 years, at the height of his abolitionist struggle and the critical years following the Civil War. Erica will discuss the ways FDFI is bringing attention to Douglass’ message and his connection to our region.

We hope to inform you about how our remarkable history is a regional asset and differentiator. The New Rochester can embrace its past and blaze a better future.


Chat Log

00:40:23 Chris Cooley: For information on visiting Ganondagan > https://ganondagan.org/
00:41:21 Chris Cooley: The center is an amazing gem in our region!
00:55:52 Chris Cooley: Thank you for digging into this history! I read a book years ago that REALLY opened my eyes to the history of the United States. This is a long read but worth it if you want to dig into a different story regarding the founding of this country > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_People%27s_History_of_the_United_States
01:00:34 dward: Congratulations Erica!
01:05:48 Tom Myers: Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives: https://fdfi.org
01:06:19 Mike Durand: FYI… Just yesterday CNN published a story about Frederick Douglass and his Composite Nation speech. https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/11/us/frederick-douglass-speech-blake-cec/index.html
01:07:34 Tom Myers: https://540westmain.org/what-to-black-women-is-the-100th-anniversary-of-womens-suffrage-by-robin-reynolds-wilt-29-days-of-little-known-facts-about-black-american-history-i/
01:07:45 Tom Myers: https://540westmain.org/for-anna-and-rosetta/
01:10:50 Chris Cooley: Here’s a Google map to the site in Mt Hope cemetery …please visit, if you haven’t yet🙂 https://goo.gl/maps/HBcSAWH4MDKtYjkF6
01:11:11 Chris Cooley: Beautiful Erica! ❤️
01:15:53 Daniel Snead: YouTube: Best Bet Skills Academy
01:16:12 Daniel Snead: instagram: @BestBetDan
01:16:48 Erica Mock: Thank everyone! emock@fdfi.org
01:21:04 R Parker: http://9thfloorartistscollective.com
01:22:15 Angelina Marie Hilton: https://linktr.ee/angelinamariehilton
01:23:47 Tom Myers: http://shoprochesterarts.com
01:24:18 Tom Myers: http://ShopCoolRoc.com
01:26:39 Michael Thaney: Thanks Richard!!! Always looking to help the local startup community! https://www.startupgrind.com/rochester/
01:26:41 Suzanne Piotrowski (she/her): This was great. Thank you!
01:26:54 Daniel Snead: thanks!!