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Wayne Action for Racial Equality

Our Partners

We partner with organizations who share WARE's mission by collaborating to meet our goals. A partial list of recent collaborations include:

  • with Wayne County Public Defenders, Citizen's Response Network and Rural and Migrant Ministries to co-host community forums and speakers in 2016 and 2017.
  • with Park Presbyterian Church and Newark Rotary to stage the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Wayne County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations.
  • with Liturgia Rural Workers Education Center, St. John’s Episcopal Church and other Lyons organizations to stage the 2019 Wayne County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. These partnerships are part of WARE’s thirty-three year tradition of coordinating the event with the help of organizations and municipalities throughout Wayne County.
  • with Wayne County Rural Health Network to publicize rural health workshops and programs.
  • with the Wayne County Strengthening Families Coalition and the school systems of Lyons, Newark, Red Creek, Clyde-Savannah and North Rose-Wolcott as well as Sodus who have received 21st Century Community Learning Center and My Brother's Keeper grants to support students and staff in understanding how racism damages our social fabric and hinders students resiliency and capacity to achieve to their full potential.
  • with the Take It Down Committee and the Rochester Museum and Science Center which resulted in the transformation of the pickaninny painting from a racist form of public art depicted on the Sea Breeze carousel into an anti-racist traveling exhibit on racism in art and education.
  • with the Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice and the Worker Justice Center of New York to provide support for farm workers facing deportation and to work for immigration reform.
  • with Wayne County towns, villages and historical societies to publicize and commemorate the contributions of historically marginalized people and/or groups to local, state and national life.
  • with national organizations like the ACLU and others against the discriminatory nature of President Trump's handling of civil rights issues.
  • with the Newark Public Library to house the WARE Book & Media Collection and to regularly stage events that engage the community in discussions that lead to a deeper understanding of systemic racism and actions that build racial equity.