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Jan. 25, 2017: Special Presenation of Connect: NY – What Unites Us


While there are plenty of issues that divide us as the presidential election shows, a tour through the chapters of New York’s history proves there is also much that brings us together. We look at Civil Rights, labor rights, women’s rights, abolition and more on this special presentation of Connect: NY – What Unites Us. Our panel of guests includes:

  • Libby Post , the Founder of Empire State Pride Agenda,
  • Bruce Dearstyne, the Author of The Spirit of New York; Former Program Director of NYS Archives;
  • Betty Bayer , the Board Member of National Women’s Hall of Fame; Professor of Women’s Studies at Hobart and William Smith ;
  • Brendan Mills , the Site Manager and Curator at John Brown Farm Historic Site;
  • And Yusuf Abdul Qadir, is the director of the Central New York chapter of the Civil Liberties Union.
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