This website recalls events dating back to February 2021. If you have questions about earlier events, please contact us.
Lyons CSD DEI Real D.E.A.L. Speakers Series
Join us as we welcome Diversity, Equity, Advocacy, Learning panel speakers, Hugo Acosta and Alejandra Molina.
Free Movie Screening: The Right to Read
Ohmann Theater, 65 William Street in Lyons, NY. There will also be an afternoon showing at 1:00 PM. Please see flier below for details.
RMM Annual Harvesting Justice Fundraising Lunch and Walk
Please see event details on the flier below.
Understanding and Combating Racism: My Path from Oblivious American to Evolving Activist
Bill Wynne is a Rochester area author and white anti-racist activist. He will discuss his memoir in which he explores insights and connections he has developed through his work.
General Gordon Granger Homestead Historic Marker Dedication
A Juneteenth Event
Wayne County Unity Fair
A Juneteenth Event
Village of Sodus Juneteenth Celebration
W.A.R.E. Annual Meeting
Virtual Meeting via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2931361986
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
This annual event sponsored by W.A.R.E. will include a morning youth leadership forum, a commemorative march, and an afternoon main program.
The Voices of Wayne County book release dedication program
The Bicentennial Committee truly looks forward to celebrating a terrific new historic chapter in Wayne County history! The dedication will take place at Ohmann Theater in Lyons.
Austin Steward Historical Marker Dedication
Dedication in honor of Black author, entrepreneur, abolitionist, businessman and former slave, Austen Steward, who worked as an enslaved worker on the Huron side of Sodus Bay.
Candidate Forum for State and Federal Offices Serving Wayne County
Coordinated by WARE, Republican and Democratic candidates will engage in non-aggressive discussion of their goals and ideas to improve the lives of Wayne County residents.
Butler Mural Dedication: Samuel Ward and Antoinette Brown
Commemoration of historic contributions of Ward as the first African-American minister in Wayne County and Brown as the first woman ordained in the United States
Juneteenth Proclamation Celebration
This event is presented by the Newark Public Library in conjunction with Black History Month in a Year, a collaborative partners project in Wayne County, New York.
Town of Sodus Historical Society Juneteenth Presentation (
This program is part of a new initiative in Wayne County to publicize local Black History Project that WARE is participating in: Black History Month in a Year.
FLCSFA Annual Outreach Worker Conference 2022
The Finger Lakes Coalition of Farmworker Serving Agencies (FLCFSA) invites all who provide services to the agricultural community to our Annual Outreach Worker Conference.
First Ever Wayne County Unity Festival (Perkins Park in Newark)
Those of us who live and work in Wayne County are diverse, but we can stand together despite our differences. Promote our togetherness tomorrow at the Wayne County Unity Festival.
2022 Wayne County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
2022 MLK Celebration is now virtual. Please check the event information for changes and links.
Newark Public Library: "Exploring James Baldwin"
The Newark Pubic Library will host an in-person four session book discussion event, focusing on four of James Baldwin's works from the WARE collection and the OWWL Library System.
Monthly W.A.R.E. Meeting
Please join W.A.R.E members for discussion, planning, and action steps to address circumstances that impact marginalized groups within our communities and nationally.
The Newark Public Library's Alliance Book Club Book Discussion based on the book, Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora.
Co-hosted by WARE.
Looking Toward the Future: A Wayne County Conversation
Chat with Wayne County neighbors about a post-pandemic future. Hosted by Citizen's Response Network of Wayne County.
Wayne County Police Reform Collaborative: Committee Opportunities
W.A.R.E will be holding a Zoom meeting to share information with those interested in joining any of four committees in efforts to continue to improve police-community relations.
Talk: I’m Buildin’ Me a Home: The Maxwell Settlement and African Americans of Wayne County
Join former Wayne County Historian, Marjory Allen Perez, for a look into this important history about the making of an African American community in Wayne County, NY.
Cultural Humility Workshop
Workshop presented by WARE president Earl Greene and Racial and Social Justice, Family Engagement & Equity at the URMC. Co-hosted by the Newark Public Library.
Talk: What is Systemic Racism and How Has It Developed in Our Country?
Dr. Wood will discuss his recent work with Wayne County teachers to implement anti-racist instruction in their schools. Co-hosted by the Newark Public Library
March WARE meeting
March monthly meeting of WARE by Zoom link.
The Newark Public Library's Alliance Book Club book discussion: "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents"
Please join us for a community conversation about Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.