CRCDS Master of Divinity student Michael Laver and CRCDS President Emeritus Dr. James H. Evans participated in a panel focusing on key social issues in Rochester, NY on November 6, 2016. "From Nightmare to Dream: Overcoming the Unholy Trinity of Poverty, Racism & Violence", moderated by WXXI's Helene Biandudi Hofer, drew a crowd of over 200 people. Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, was the keynote speaker. Panelists included Rochester City Mayor Lovely Warren, YWCA President and CEO Jean Carroll and Nazareth College Hickey Center Director Dr. Muhammad Shafiq.
A strong advocate for diversity and inclusion, Michael Laver, who is currently Associate Professor of History at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will graduate from CRCDS in May, 2017. He, his wife and two boys live in downtown Rochester, are active in social justice issues and attend the diverse and welcoming Church of St. Luke & St. Cyrene. Following graduation, Michael plans on exploring chaplaincy opportunities at RIT, where he is on the college's Accreditation and Steering Committee.
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