April 9


05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

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Douglass Auditorium at 36 King St.

36 King Street, Rochester, NY 14608

Rochester, NY, US, 14608

For the kick-off event of our 2021 540WMain-City Roots Community Land Trust Gentrification Conference, we will show Clarissa Uprooted.

For the kick-off event of our 2021 540WMain-City Roots Community Land Trust Gentrification Conference, we will show a 25-min. documentary, Clarissa Uprooted: Youth & Elders Uncover the Story of Black Rochester.

About the Event:

This film screening and panel discussion will be an in-person socially distanced event held at Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street in Rochester, NY. Tickets are mandatory to attend this event, and are separate from your registration as a conference attendee.

Our space can accommodate 30 individuals and thus tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Reservations for this event will be open only to those who have already registered for the conference until Friday, April 2, or until sold out, whichever comes first.

Time of Event:

  • Doors open at 5pm (EST)
  • The screening with begin at 5:30pm (EST)
  • After the 25 min. screening, there will be a discussion about themes from the film.

About the Film:

Clarissa Uprooted depicts the Third Ward as a microcosm of Rochester, NY’s, and many northern US cities’, history – from neighborhood camaraderie, international jazz music and thriving black-owned businesses, to redlining, urban renewal, and other racist backlash. The talkback will feature some of the elders who lived this history and the youth who are living with the consequences today.

The documentary features Teen Empowerment Youth History Ambassadors interviewing and working with elders who lived in the thriving Clarissa St. community during the 1940s-60s, through redlining and then displaced by urban renewal/removal. Participants will get a window into the lived experience of African American resilience and resistance in the face of racist policies, and how youth and elders are working together to use history as a tool to help our community repair the harm.

About the Makers:

Clarissa Uprooted (2020) is a collaboration between the Center for Teen Empowerment, Clarissa Street Reunion Committee, and Rochester Community Television (RCTV) produced by their Youth Media Team.

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