Entries by Kendra Evans

Connections: How Racist Fliers Impacted Local Election

In the fall of 2016 white supremacists posted racist flyers around the town of Pittsford. In response, residents rallied against racism and pushed for change. They formed a group called PittsForward. Kevin Beckford, a member or PittsFORWARD decided to run for the Pittsford Town Board…and won. http://wxxinews.org/post/connections-how-racist-flyers-impacted-local-election

How Racist Fliers Changed Town Board Election

White Supremacy fliers left on Pittsford lawns last fall led to the election of the suburb’s first African-American town board member. https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/11/10/white-supremacist-african-american-pittsford-town-board-henrietta/851409001/

Rochester Added to SPLC Hate Map

PittsFORWARD originated from a hateful, divisive act, yet our community continues to come together in love, acceptance, and to gain greater understanding. We are proud to live in a town that realizes that LOVE is the answer, a town that will not be quiet in the face of hate, a town that stands as one. […]