Crisis requires community to shift from reaction to preparation 

Like much of the country, the Rochester region grapples with the state of the nation following a series of lethal events between minorities and law enforcement. The fallout from these incidents continue to inspire numerous conversations across the community. Unfortunately, it’s an all too familiar pattern. If tragedy strikes a slate of forums and summits…

String of violence requires action rooted in reflection and compromise

In the aftermath of tragedy across the country, the United States mourns the deceased and searches for answers. Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, said “This is a nation on edge.” Three major issues emerge as both potential causes and consequences of these events: fractured race relations, gun violence as a public health epidemic,…