Harvesting Justice Symposium

Creating Opportunities for Immigrant Youth
Featuring the award winning film: DREAMers Among US (Winner of Best Documentary Short at the Hudson Valley International Film Festival and the Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival)

  • Dr. Bolgen Vargas, Ed.D, Superintendent, Rochester Public Schools
  • Adam Urbanski, President, Rochester Teachers Association
  • Kemberly Gil, DREAMers Among US Co-Director and Subject
  • Betty García Matthewson, Director, Opening Doors Diversity Project
    Moderator: Karen Podsiadly, Director, Community Development, The College at Brockport, State University of New York



Harvesting Justice Dinner


  • Mistress of Ceremonies: The Rev. Melissa DeRosia, Pastor, Gates Presbyterian Church
  • Speaker: Dr. Alfredo Lopez, St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Syracuse
  • The George Exley-Stiegler Award: Northeast Partners in Episcopal Ministry
  • The Jim Schmidt Award: Dr. Lory and Mrs. Nancy Ghertner

Silent Auction!
Live Music and Entertainment!
Business Attire

Oct 29 2015 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm