Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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April 9 Public Policy Poverty Event Changed to Poverty & Race, Now Shorter Day

Dear Friends,

Shortly before Easter, the Public Policy Committee learned that we would not be able to offer a poverty simulation for our April 9 workshop. Unfortunately, our facilitator for the event had something come up and will be out of town.

The good news is that we're still meeting, and we're still discussing poverty in our Diocese. The session begins with a presentation by Mitch Gruber, Director of Programs & Innovation at Foodlink. Then, Ed Doherty, who authored the Rochester Area Community Foundation's Poverty Report, will join us on the morning of the 9th to discuss the intersection of poverty and race in Rochester, fitting with the Diocese's pilgrimage of Seeing that Face of God in Each Other. Mr. Doherty's presentation will be followed by an interactive question and answer period. Bishop Singh will then offer a theological reflection.

The day starts at 9 a.m. Because we're no longer hosting a poverty simulation, we anticipate the day ending after lunch, around 1:30 p.m. We hope you'll be able to join us for this important exploration, and we apologize to those who registered for the simulation. However, we do expect to have an enlightening morning, thanks to our new presenters. Please let us know if you're coming by registering at the link here.

All my best,
Dorothy Romanet
Chair of the Public Policy Committee