The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues is a program that represents a very unique partnership between the Out Alliance, the Rochester Public Library, the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, WXXI and ImageOut, with past support from Humanities New York, the Rochester LGBTQ Giving Circle and with additional input from Brockport faculty as well as community volunteers.

The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues: 

Stonewall 1969 to Present

A unique program; a unique partnership

The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues is a program that represents a very unique partnership between the Out Alliance, the Rochester Public Library, the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, WXXI and ImageOut, with past support from Humanities New York, the Rochester LGBTQ Giving Circle and with additional input from Brockport faculty as well as community volunteers.

Recently, the Rochester Public Library began working on a multi-year project with the Out Alliance — with support from the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library — to permanently transfer dozens of LGBTQ special collections to the Rochester Public Library’s Local History & Genealogy Division. The collections include documents, newspapers, videos, books and ephemera. The Rochester Public Library will serve as the permanent home for the collections, providing the community-at-large with greater accessibility to the content.

The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues 2019 features special collections that have been transferred to the Rochester Public Library.

To review collections click here: http://www.rainbowdialogues.com/2019-archives/

Program overview

The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues is a series of community building conversations demonstrating how LGBTQ history and archival documents from the past are relevant for people today. The Dialogues will reference and contextualize LGBTQ life in Rochester against the backdrop of local and national social justice issues.

The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues 2019: Stonewall 1969 to Present
will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

A FREE all-day educational event from 9am – 4pm will be held at the Central Library Downtown, 115 South Avenue. 

A FREE evening Special ImageOut Film Screening from 6pm –  8:30pm will be held at Little 2. Film – 1985  Sponsored by Trillium Health

You must register for both of these events. Please click the button below. 

Special Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Bek Orr, Associate Professor, Brockport University, PhD in Sociology with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women and Gender Studies at Syracuse University.

Dr. Orr will speak about:

(Re)telling the Past and (Re)shaping the Future:
Community Building at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in a Post-Stonewall Era

This talk will focus on the archives as not only a repository for the past, but as a site of community building and collectively imagining the future. I will use my research at the Lesbian Herstory Archives as an example, highlighting the importance of intergenerational exchange in these processes.

Schedule

9 am – 4 pm at the Rochester Public Library, 115 South Avenue

9:00 am:
9:30am – 9:45am:
9:45 am – 10:45am:  
11 am –12pm:  
Noon – 1pm:
1:00pm – 2:00pm:
2:15pm – 3:15 pm:
3:15pm – 3:45pm:
3:45pm – 4:00pm:
6 pm – 8:30pm
Registration and Check In
Welcome Plenary, Welcome, Orientation to Day   
Keynote Address
Lunch on your own
Break Out Sessions 2 – click here to view dialogue descriptions
Plenary Panel Discussion – click here for more info

The Legacy of Stonewall : Hear todays activists share their stories. What are the Liberation Issues of today

Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus

Hear selections from the Liberation  Movements of ‘60’s and ‘70’s.

Closing Remarks

Little Theatre – Film 1985

Partners

The Out Alliance is a Champion for LGBTQ Life and Culture

The Rochester Public Library is a system of eleven libraries (the Central Library in downtown Rochester and ten urban neighborhood branches) serving as a vital resource to the Western New York region.

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library raises funds, presents programs, supports special projects, and purchases supplemental materials and equipment for the Rochester Public Library.

ImageOut presents LGBTQ arts and cultural experiences showcasing films, other creative works and artists to promote awareness, foster dialogue and build community. ImageOut’s annual film festival is Rochester’s Celebration of the World’s Best LGBTQ Cinema.

The LGBT Giving Circle at the Community Foundation was created in 2011 by a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and allies. Through grants from its LGBT Fund for Greater Rochester, the Giving Circle hopes to bridge diversity and cultivate community.

Humanities New York provides leadership and support across the state through grants, programs, networking and advocacy, encouraging critical thinking and cultural understanding in the public arena.