Black Women Roc!

Black Women Roc! our annual month long digital campaign where we highlight the achievements and work of four Black women and femme identifying women of color enacting change and making significant positive contributions to the Rochester community.

Mission

The mission of Black Women Roc! is to highlight the work, accomplishments, and positive contributions of black and femme identifying women of color in the Rochester community.

Black Women Roc! 2020

Dear Community,

We are so excited to share that we received over 30 nominations for our 4th annual Black Women Roc! 2020. This is the most nominations we have ever received for the campaign and we are truly grateful for all of your submissions. There is no shortage of talented Black women committed to transforming Rochester into a more equitable place for all. Out of the thirty submissions, we selected four Black women to be finalists of which we will highlight one for each week in June. We are excited to share our first highlighted finalist, and their life and work, across all of our digital platforms on June 9th, 2020.

so without further adieu…

Congratulations to Dr. Celia McIntosh, Ngozi Udo, and Dr. Gayle Harrison

2019

The nomination period for the 2019 campaign is closed. Final nominees are listed below:

2018

The nomination period for the 2018 campaign is closed. Final nominees are listed below:

  • Tianna Manon
  • Prudene Anderson-Leusch
  • Natalie Sheppard
  • Phyllis Jackson

2017

The nomination period for the 2017 campaign is closed. Final nominees are listed below:

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