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September 11, 2018
Rochester group assists local Hurricane Maria survivors
Rochester group assists local Hurricane Maria survivors

EMC photo by Annette Jiménez

Igdioris Verdejo left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria to start a new life with her 13-year-old daughter in Rochester.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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September 11, 2018
Rochester, Geneva plan Hispanic Heritage Month events
Rochester, Geneva plan Hispanic Heritage Month events
Outdoor events with food and music are planned to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month in the cities of Rochester and Geneva.
 
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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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September 11, 2018
Events highlight Hispanic Heritage Month

Here is a list of events planned to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which is Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

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August 14, 2018
Play highlights Cuban immigrants’ experiences
Play highlights Cuban immigrants’ experiences

The story of a cigar factory and its impact on a Cuban-American community in Tampa, Fla., in 1929 will be portrayed on stage next month through a collaboration between the Rochester Latino Theatre Co. and Blackfriars Theatre.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 17, 2018
Rochester organization notes 20 years of finding pathways to peace
Rochester organization notes 20 years of finding pathways to peace

Twenty years ago, Pathways to Peace was created as a response to one of the worst crime sprees in Rochester’s history, perpetrated largely by young men, according to its founding members.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 17, 2018
Festival, parade aim to make displaced Puerto Ricans feel at home
Festival, parade aim to make displaced Puerto Ricans feel at home

The families that have moved to Rochester from Puerto Rico will be made to feel at home this summer during the 49th-annual Puerto Rican Festival and the Puerto Rican Parade, organizers say.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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July 17, 2018
Author counts the ways poverty affects children, families
Author counts the ways poverty affects children, families

Trauma. Depression. Violence. Shame. Abuse.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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June 12, 2018
Local refugees and displaced individuals share their stories
Local refugees and displaced individuals share their stories

As members of the body of Christ, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish’s peace-and-justice committee members wanted to put their beliefs into action.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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June 12, 2018
Service trips, fundraisers aid ailing Puerto Rico
Service trips, fundraisers aid ailing Puerto Rico

The local response to Hurricane Maria’s effect on Puerto Rico goes beyond helping resettle thousands of displaced families in Rochester.

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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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May 15, 2018
‘Poor People’s Campaign’ supports those in poverty
‘Poor People’s Campaign’ supports those in poverty
Mother’s Day served as the launch for a new “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” in support of the millions of people who still live in poverty five decades after Martin Luther King Jr. created the movement.
 
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By Annette Jiménez/EMC
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