8 August 2015

W.J. Powell

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Best-selling Author Toastmasters International Award Recipient   BIOGRAPHY: W.J. Powell is a New York best-selling author, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and publishing consultant who is recognized for his prodigious literature in Urban Street Fiction. Raised in Rochester, New York, he has worked successfully as a freelance graphic arts designer and television producer. Currently, he is working […]

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6 August 2015

George Payne

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Community Activist for Nonviolence Activist for Environmental Justice through Nonviolence   BIOGRAPHY: For the past 15 years George Payne has been involved in a diverse array of campaigns and projects related to the work of social justice activism and education. He has collaborated with groups such as ACORN, Rochester AmeriCorps, the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, the Interfaith Alliance […]

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6 August 2015

M. Andre Primus

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Andre Primus is the Founder and Director of RocShare, an organization that serves to help encourage the growth of alternative economies in Rochester, NY. A student at SUNY at Buffalo earning a Bachelor of Science in Geography and Cartography, Andre is a native Rochesterian who has studied Urban Planning, Geography, and Dance, and has a habit of nerding […]

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6 August 2015

Cassidy Putney

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Cassidy Putney is a senior Public Policy student with a minor in Environmental Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She currently serves as the Co-founder and President of RIT’s Student Environmental Action League and is Chair of the Student Sustainability Oversight Committee. Cassidy is an intern at the New York State Energy Research […]

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