Online Registration

Please note: please register at the door. Online registration is no longer available. See fees below. Credit cards or cash accepted. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to the Conference.

September 28 – 30, 2007
ochester Riverside Convention Center
Rochester, New York

Group Rates, Scholarships & Special Offers

  • Full conference: $150 per person, $125 student rate
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon Keynote Only - $25 per person, $20 students
  • Group Rates for Full Conference, $110 per person, for groups of 10 or more. Contact Barbara Cutrona, 585-256-4642 to register.
  • Darryl Van Leer Performance & Reception, Fri. Sept. 28, $50 per couple, $20 per person for groups of 10 or more. Contact Barbara Cutrona, 585-256-4642 for reservations.
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon, Sat. Sept 29, $200, tables of 10, ($150 for students). Contact Barbara Cutrona, 585-256-4642 for reservations.
  • Special Offers for Conference Attendees

Questions or More Information Contact

Barbara Cutrona
T: 585-256-4642
Fax: 585-224-2728  
Workforce Diversity Network
150 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614

Friday, September 28, 2007
1:30 - 3:00 PM- Please select one session
  Crossing Borders for Freedom - Nancy Hewitt and Christopher Densmore
  Rochester Museum & Science Center Underground Railroad Exhibit - Leatrice Kemp
  Frederick Douglass: Underground Railroad Passenger, Conductor, Advocate, and Passenger - John R. McKivigan
  Recollections with Jean Rankin:  My Work on the Underground Railroad - Katherine Gagne
  Then What Happened? - Dean V. June
3:15 - 4:45 PM- Please select one session
  Voices of Light: The Words and Works of Farmington Friends - Marie Kent Parsons & Performers for Readers Theater Production
  Let's Have Tea - Pepsy Kettavong
  Geography of the Underground Railroad in New York State - Timothy McDonnell
  Forging Steel: NYS Historical Markers and the UGRR - Monique Patenaude
  A North Side View of Slavery - Rosemary Sadlier
Saturday, September 29, 2007
10:30 - 11:45 AM - Please select one concurrent session.
  Learning from the Legacy of Women's Resistance to Slavery: Why Northern Slavery Cannot be Ignored - Delores Walters
  Uncle Tom's Cabin as Parable: Harriet Beecher Stowe's Sermon - Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck
  Sites of Conscience: From the Underground Railroad to Women's Rights in Upstate New York - Judith Wellman
  The Underground Railroad, Abolitionism and Women's Rights Activism in Seneca County - Walter Gable
  Role of the USCT in the Resistance and Liberation of Enslaved Americans - Harry Bradshaw Matthews
1:15 - 2:30 PM - Please select one cuncurrent session.
  Genealogy - Tony Burroughs
  21st Century Classroom meets 19th Century History - Claudine Dixon & James Schroeder
  Working for Freedom - Genesee Community Charter School 2006-2007 5th Grade Class
  The Influence of Upstate New York Abolitionists on the Western Illinois Underground Railroad and the 5th Lincoln-Douglas Debate - Owen W. Muelder
  Chautauqua County and The Lamplighter - Karen Livsey
  The Underground Railroad - An International Embrace - Linda Cousins-Newton
2:45 - 4:00 PM - Please select one concurrent session.
  Harriet Tubman's Personal Network to Freedom: The Importance of Family and Community along the UGRR - Kate Clifford Larson
  The Underground Railroad Bicycle Route - Exploring History by Bicycle -   Virginia Sullivan & Dr. Stephen Thomas
  Patrick & Me: A Family Saga of The Underground Railroad - Anthony M. Cohen
  Waterways to Freedom - Donald Earl Papson
  Frederick Douglass, Hip Hop Head - Rickerby Hinds
Sunday, September 30, 2007
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free, no registration is required

Freedom Festival


* Schedule subject to change.



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Janet Buchanan Smith
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Alstom Signaling Foundation

Winters Family Fund to
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