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“A Call to Women of Color” social gathering in Rochester



Rochester, New York — On Saturday, women, and girls of color in Rochester were invited to Genesee Valley Park by organizers of the annual “A Call to Women of Color” event.

According to organizers, the event was created by Common Ground Health — a health organization in Rochester — to focus on empowering women and girls of color and to engage in a conversation about healthy living among women.

The event’s keynote speaker is Thalia Wright, the Monroe County Department of Human Services Commissioner, organizers said.

Wright is the first Afro-Latina commissioner in Monroe County, according to officials. Senator Samra Brouk was also a speaker at the event.

The event featured live performances, a variety of vendors, and free HIV testing and COVID vaccinations provided by the Monroe County Department of Health.