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Rochester Social Welfare Action Alliance

HUMAN RIGHTS DENIED! Flint’s water crisis as a microcosm of the nation’s politics of inequality Thursday, April 14, 2016 6 pm The College at Brockport Metro Center Grand Hallway 55 St Paul Street Rochester, NY (across from RTS terminal) CONNECT, MOVE, ACT! A Regional Summit – Standing Together for Human Rights Friday, April 15, 2016 … Continue reading »

Bruce Popper: Wedge Wage: Organizing for a Living Wage

Remarks of Bruce Popper Wedge Wage: Organizing for a Living Wage Historic German House Rochester, New York March 5, 2015 The release of the Community Foundation’s poverty study in December, 2013 provoked yet another public dialog about the poor of Rochester.  Since that time, a variety of solutions have been put forward and commissions appointed.   What … Continue reading »

“Zozo” Laird

Laird, Zodwa Ellen Henrietta, NY: Aug. 24, 2014. Affectionately known to many as “Zozo” was born on Dec. 22, 1941 in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. She was the First Born of 7 children to the late Sergent C. Zimba & Nobayeni D. Zimba. A loving wife, mother, sister, auntie and political activist. She is survived … Continue reading »

The real solution to Rochester’s poverty

City Newspaper February 26, 2014 By Bruce Popper “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela Perhaps there is no place in which this insight is truer than Rochester, New York. As community leaders discuss yet another exhaustive … Continue reading »