The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues

The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues (AMRD) 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 Out Alliance Shoulders to Stand On Program’s 8th Initiative, the Rainbow Dialogues is
presented by the Out Alliance in partnership with the Rochester Public Library Local History and Genealogy Division (RPL), the Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library(FFRPL), ImageOut, Rochester’s globally recognized LGBTQ Film Festival, The College at Brockport, WXXI and community volunteers.

The 2019 Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues in celebration of the 50 th Anniversary of Stonewall will take as its theme: Stonewall 1969 to Present. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bek Orr, a Brockport alum, who earned her Doctorate in Sociology and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women's and Gender Studies from Syracuse University. Bek spent the last four years at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia where she taught in the Department of Sociology. Bek's research interests include LGBTQIA archives and communities, transgenerational exchange, and collective memory.

The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Community Dialogues humanity’s theme this year will focus on Civic, Political and Community Studies. There will be two Breakout Sessions: Stonewall – The Riot, and Gay Liberation Fronts – Rochester & Upstate New York. The 2019 AMRD will be the first program to have access to the Rochester Public Library 2019 Stonewall@50 Exhibit in celebration of the 50 th Anniversary of Stonewall. During both breakout sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to have a half hour tour of the exhibit and a half hour tour of the RPL Archives. The closing Plenary Panel, entitled Legacy of Stonewall, will look to the present and future ramifications of the Stonewall Riots as they apply to gender identity, politics, social and economic status in 2019.

The Anthony Mascioli Rainbow DialoguesSpecial Event in the evening will be at the Little Theatre. This Special Event will present Archival Awards to those who have contributed new collections, and there will be a screening of the documentary, Happy Birthday, Marsha P.

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Schedule

 Saturday, March 2, 2019

 9:30am – 4pm

 Rochester Central Library downtown

11am – noon Breakout Session 1

Stonewall – The Riot

Facilitators:
             Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, Dir. Women and Gender Studies, College at Brockport
             Dr. Tamar Carroll, Author, Associate Professor of History at RIT

 Stonewall@50 Exhibit and Archive Tour   
        Stonewall@50 Exhibit – Guided Tour
             Guide: Christine Ridarsky, City Historian
        Archives of the RPL Local History and Genealogy Division Tour
               Guide: Librarian/Archivist Brandon Fess

1pm – 2pm Breakout Session 2

Gay Liberation Fronts – Rochester & Upstate New York
 Facilitators:
 Tim Judd
           Gerry Szymanski

 Stonewall@50 Exhibit and Archive Tour   
        Stonewall@50 Exhibit – Guided Tour
             Guide: Christine Ridarsky, City Historian
        Archives of the RPL Local History and Genealogy Division Tour
               Guide: Librarian/Archivist Brandon Fess

2:15pm – 3:15pm Plenary Panel Discussion

Legacy of Stonewall

Evening - Special Event

7pm – 10pm   The Little Theater

   Archive Award Presentations

         Film Screening