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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, May 17

May 17, 2018

First hour: The documentary, Lake of Betrayal 

Second hour: ROC Believers explore revitalization in Rochester's neighborhoods

A documentary called Lake of Betrayal tells the story of the Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania, and how its construction forced the Seneca Indian people from their ancestral land. It’s a story of politics, commercialization, broken treaties, and the Seneca Nation’s fight to protect its sovereignty and culture. The film will be shown at Ganondagan this weekend, and we’ll get a preview with the filmmaker. Our guests:

  • Scott Sackett, writer and producer of Lake of Betrayal
  • Peter Jemison, historic site manager for Ganondagan
  • Michael Leroy Oberg, distinguished professor of history at SUNY Geneseo, and author of Native America: A History

Then in our second hour, students from Genesee Community Charter School have teamed up with a local artist on a mural project to better understand Rochester’s neighborhoods. The Roc Believers join us to share what they learned about poverty, gentrification, and urban revitalization in our city. In studio:

  • Natalia Barone, sixth grader at Genesee Community Charter School
  • Zack Nur, sixth grader at Genesee Community Charter School
  • Alexi Stubbe, sixth grade teacher at Genesee Community Charter School
  • Shawn Dunwoody, Rochester artist and designer