Flying Squirrel Community Space

Event: Clarissa Uprooted Showing

Christopher Snyder
  • Sun 6/2/2024, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Clarissa Uprooted Showing:

“In order for us to play a role in changing Rochester, we need to learn where it started.” –Briana Williams, TE Youth History Ambassador.

Teen Empowerment Youth History Ambassadors are proud to share their documentary, Clarissa Uprooted: Youth and Elders Uncover the Story of Black Rochester, now available for screening.
Clarissa Uprooted depicts the Third Ward as a microcosm of Rochester’s—and many northern US cities’—history. From neighborhood camaraderie, international jazz music, and thriving black-owned businesses, to redlining, urban renewal, and other racist policies. The film features some of the elders who lived this history and the youth who are living with the consequences today.

The 25-minute Clarissa Uprooted documentary short has won four national media and film fest awards."