By Staff –
The Rochester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., in association with the Monroe Community College African American Affinity Group, a faculty organization, will present a special screening of the documentary, “STEP,” the story of a high school girls’ step team in Baltimore’s inner city, Friday, Oct. 20.
The event will take place in the MCC Theater, on the school’s Brighton campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd., at 6:30 p.m.
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is one of several guests scheduled to participate in a panel discussion following the film.
The discussion will focus on the impact of poverty and the importance of sister circles, women-to-girls mentorship, and the development of community supports for young people.
Additional panelists will include Jackie Campbell, director of ROC The Future with the Children’s Agenda organization; Tanya Thurman, policy analyst with Action for a Better Community; and Derra Smith, a recent graduate of Bethune Cookman University, and current staff member at the Center for Youth.
Tokeya C. Graham, an assistant professor of English at Monroe Community College, will moderate the discussion.
Tickets are $5 per person, and may be purchased at MCC’s Thomas Flynn Service Desk, at www.monroecctickets.com, or at the door.
The event will be free for all MCC faculty, staff and students.