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Roc Rainbow Rally: Celebrating Activism Across Generations

Roc Rainbow Rally: Celebrating Activism Across Generations In-Person

6:00pm–7:00pm, Barbara J. Burger iZone’s Kessler Forum, Rush Rhees Library

Rochester’s LGBTQ+ community has a long and rich history of activism that we can learn and benefit from as we try to create a more welcoming and inclusive future. This intergenerational panel will celebrate and share activism and advocacy through discussion of past experiences and current efforts.


Jordan Ealey, assistant professor of black studies at the University of Rochester


Brittan Hardgers, founder of Next Generation Men of Transition and patient care officer/ombudsperson, URMC

Karen Hagberg '76E (PhD), one of the Rochester students who started The Empty Closet

Rebecca Sanaeikia, a Rochester PhD student in the Department of Philosophy and GradOut Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Ellie Vetack '23, president and publicity chair of Out in Stem


LGBTQ+ resources from local organizations will be available. Please register for this event. Parking information can be found here.

The University of Rochester is committed to providing inclusive experiences and equal access to programs and services. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact Emily Sherwood (esherwood@library.rochester.edu). In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

This event is part of the Roc Rainbow Rally, view the full schedule here. 

The Roc Rainbow Rally is made possible with generous support from Mary Ann Mavrinac Studio X · Digital Media Studies · River Campus Libraries Excellence Fund · Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, & Preservation · Digital Scholarship · The Rossell Hope Robbins Library · Edward G. Miner Library · The Barbara J. Burger iZone · Writing, Speaking, & Argument Program · Art & Art History · Visual & Cultural Studies · Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies · Philosophy · Susan B. Anthony Center · The Center for Community Engagement · Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center · The Learning Center ·The Greene Center · LGBTQ+ Network · Rochester Rainbow Union.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
* iZone (Map )
Rush Rhees
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Event Organizer

Emily Sherwood