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An Independence Day Alternative

How the “enlightened” leaders of the early US disregarded an Independence Day oration and set in motion indigenous peoples’ brutalization.  By Nicholas Guyatt Source: An Independence Day Alternative Sample first page. Two hundred and twenty-two years ago today (1797) , in a field near what’s now Greenville, Ohio, a preacher named John Rhys delivered an … Continue reading »

First Hand Account of the Crisis at Our Border

You Are Invited to learn……. –Why did The Caravan come to our Southern Border? –What can we do about resolving the humanitarian crisis at the border? These are questions that inspired Bob Ames and Lew Montemaggi to go to Nogales, Arizona from November 7 -20. You are invited to their presentation and discussion on Wednesday, … Continue reading »

Advancement Project “Right to Vote”

When leaders from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) put it all on the line in the fight for voting rights, they did not imagine that in 2016 we would still be fighting the same fight all over again. In a dramatic new Advancement Project video, SNCC leaders join contemporary racial justice voices to discuss … Continue reading »

Being an Ally with #BlackLivesMatter

Many of us were at the #BlackLivesMatter rally on July 8th. The Band of Rebels will continue to support the 74 people arrested in to join in further events organized by the #BlackLivesMatter coalition. Rochester Contacts Enough is Enough Rochester   Enough is Enough Facebook BLACK Facebook   BLACK website (coming soon) Be a Co-conspirator: (from Advancement … Continue reading »

Black Lives Matter Rally

Shut this Shit Down Black Lives Matter Rally Facebook Event Link Friday, July 8, 2016 4:00 pm Liberty Pole 1 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, New York 14604 IF BLACK LIVES MATTER TO YOU…..THEN BE HERE!!! Follow @Rebels_Band


Published on Dec 17, 2014 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE WHITE? Author + race studies professor and scholar Dr. Robin DiAngelo describes how race shapes the lives of white people, explains what makes racism so hard for whites to see, and speaks back to popular white narratives that work to deny racism. Follow @Rebels_Band

“I’m Not Racist…Am I?”

The Rochester community is currently addressing racial and economic injustice with many activities. Among these, during October and November, is the showing of the film “I’m Not Racist…Am I?” Metro Justice, Downtown United Presbyterian Church and The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester are hosting a screening of this powerful film. Monday, November 23rd, 6:30pm-8:45 pm 121 … Continue reading »

No Justice, No Peace Rally at UofR

Join a coalition of social and racial justice groups this afternoon: What: No Justice, No Peace Rally at UofR When: TODAY at 4pm (arrive early for instructions) Where: University of Rochester, entrance on Wilson Blvd and Elmwood. We are devastated by the grand jury’s decision to deny Mike Brown and his loved ones justice. We … Continue reading »

Adams and Rivera Report on Visits to Ferguson, MO

Enough is Enough welcomes Ricardo Adams’ and Rosemary Rivera’s multimedia presentation about their trips to Ferguson, MO! Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:30PM – 9:00PM Flying Squirrel Community Space 285 Clarissa St. Free and open to the public Facebook event: Enough Is Enough will have a general meeting from 7:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, September … Continue reading »

Rosemary Rivera’s messages from Ferguson – Day 4

Day 4: Tonight in Ferguson, the house was packed.  Organizations, unions, residents…they all came together where the Lost Voices have established themselves and held a very unique meeting.  The dynamics of so many in one place was definitely educational…and interesting.  After a little bit of jockeying for power and respect, the group moved outside.  The … Continue reading »

Rosemary Rivera’s Message from Ferguson – Day 3

Hi everyone, Not sure who I am sending these to  This is not a very strong piece.  I am totally exhausted, but it still has some information Today is the national strike for fast food workers.  As people across the country were cheering for  Ferguson and mourning Mike Brown, today Ferguson was cheering about the … Continue reading »

Young Black Males: America’s Promise or America’s Problem

The Baobab Cultural Center 728 University Ave Rochester NY 14607 Friday, August 29 7 pm Special Guest Facilitator: Filmmaker Shabaka Mu Ausar/Utchat Vision   This raw and uncompromising film explores the complex stories and sometimes destructive behavior of young black males living in Rochester. This ground-breaking documentary attempts to answer the most complex and difficult … Continue reading »

Youth Prison Prevention Conference

Youth Prison Prevention Conference coming to Rochester New York on Saturday July 26th, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm Asbury First United Methodist Church – 1040 East Ave. – Rochester, NY 14607 Calling all Community Leaders, Church Leaders, School Administrators, Politicians, Law Enforcement, Court Officials, Parole, Probation, Small Business Owners, and the Media. This is a … Continue reading »

Looking Back to Move Forward

July 64 Community Conversations Baden Street Settlement In partnership with Center for Dispute Settlement Presents a Restorative Conversation July ’64 Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 485 N. Clinton Ave. 5 :00-8 :OOpm Refreshments will be served 5:00-5:30pm South West Area Neighborhood Association In partnership with Center for Dispute Settlement Presents a Restorative Conversation July ’64 Tuesday, … Continue reading »

Remembering the Race Riot|Rebellion of 1964

Race Rebellion 1964 Tuesday, July 15 Race, Riots and Roller Coasters: The Struggle for Integrated Recreation in America Noon in Kate Gleason Auditorium A presentation by Victoria W. Wolcott, author and professor of History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Monday, July 21 There’s a Riot Going On: The Current of Race Relations Since the … Continue reading »

Young Black Male

YOUNG BLACK MALE (Teaser) from Shabaka Mu Ausar Plus 2 years ago Not Yet Rated IN-CONTROL/RCTV15 presents A UTCHAT VISION production YOUNG BLACK MALE A documentary about the lives of young black males in America. This documentary is produced by youth filmmakers in The UTCHAT VISION Film Workshop Program. View teaser Follow @Rebels_Band