#NewAmerican <3

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Students meeting new friends while on a photowalk through Rochester, New York neighborhoods. The #ROC is home to a diverse community, many are our #NewAmerican population. #Nepal

These walks are meant to raise an awareness of the diversity and culture within Rochester while documenting our time here. There is no Fear of the unknown when you know. -A

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Can Monroe County Reduce Poverty?

Join me as I share my images of poverty in the Rochester, NY and surrounding areas at the League of Women Voter’s conference:
Can Monroe County Reduce Poverty by 50% in 15 years?
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Charlie <3

What is your Story?

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Inspired by Rethink Homelessness, an initiative of the Central Florida Regional Commission on Homelessness, who recently asked a few homeless people to write down a fact about themselves that other people wouldn’t know just by walking past them. The Social Reportage class at Flower City Arts Center is doing just that, though not all are homeless, those being approached facilitate their basic needs by frequenting soup kitchens in the Rochester, NY area. These are some of the stories of our brothers and sisters.

The Soup Kitchen #LoopMinistries

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Soup kitchens in America originated around 1929 when the effects of a growing depression began. The need for soup kitchens was felt even more so when the tailspin in the economy worsened in 1932, and 12 million Americans, about 25 percent of the normal labor force, were out of work. It is hard to believe the need for food pantries and supper programs is still great in the year 2017. LOOP Ministries relies on donations of food, time, talent and monetary supplements to sustain the demand  of hunger in Rochester, NY.