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UHMP welcomes new staffers

By Hermes Falcon Urban Health Media Project Two media veterans and three new faces have been added to the expanding UHMP team. In July, Julianne Hill, whose work has appeared in outlets such as NPR, PBS, Chicago Public Radio, and ABA Journal, joined as managing editor of content and programs, and Cynthia Robinson, who has...

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“Stop it! You’re making me sick!”: Moving documentary spotlights the pivotal battle to declassify homosexuality as illness

By Julianne Hill and Hermes Falcon Urban Health Media Project As recently as 1973, homosexuality was considered a “sexual deviancy” and gay people were classified as mentally ill by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  The LGBTQ+ community and its allies have activists such as Barbara Gittings and DC’s own Dr. Frank Kameny to thank for...

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Monroe County students work to promote, elevate youth voices

By Sophia Garcia From protests against gun violence to the Black Lives Matter movement, the nation has recently seen young people take the lead on a wide variety of social movements.  In Rochester, students have slipped pink slips inside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office door to protest cuts to education, received training from the New York...

Youth fight for racial justice, and take their convictions to the polls

By Alan Gomez and Pamela Rentz With the world gripped by a global pandemic and protests over police brutality raging across the U.S., young adults and teenagers played a significant role in the activism work that defined 2020. Generation Z and Millenials were heavily involved in protests, marches, social media campaigns and the November elections....