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The Black Joy Resilience and Resistance Bus Tour

With Shanterra Mitchum and Shane Wiegand 

Join local educators and Shanterra Mitchum, the Director of Programs at the Center for Teen Empowerment Rochester, and Shane Wiegand, the Co-Director of the Antiracist Curriculum Project at CCSI for a bus tour exploring sites of Black joy, resilience, and resistance in Rochester. From enslavement to civil rights participants we’ll investigate Rochester’s rich, but sometimes ignored history and consider how this history informs their work to rebuild, reconcile, reimagine, and renew the Church.

Shanterra Mitchum

Shanterra Mitchum is a wife and mother of 3 beautiful creations. She is the Director of Rochester Programs at the Center for Teen Empowerment. She has over 16 years of experience in youth and program development. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in 2014 and her Master's in 2021, focusing on the history of structural racism in Rochester's housing, employment, and educational systems. She serves on several boards and committees addressing economic and racial disparities in our most marginalized communities. She has traveled the country presenting and providing expertise on youth voice, power, and engagement.