2016 Pillar of Hope: Economic Opportunity----We Need Jobs
After the unrest in 1964, the need for jobs gave birth to the F.I.G.H.T organization, which was responsible for creating FIGHTON, a group which later became Eltrex Industries, Inc. Among the 10 inductees who collaborated for the creation of jobs is Minister Franklin Florence, who was head of the F.I.G.H.T. organization and such other community leaders as Connie Mitchell, who also played a key role in paving the way for African-Americans to have a voice in the political arena. At this annual forum, we will recognize the unsung, heroic, and cross-cultural contributions that formed to rebuild the Rochester community’s need for jobs.
By sharing positive models, educating people about the past, celebrating our leaders, and inspiring attendees, we will rekindle and uplift the spirit of humanity in Rochester. Join us as we celebrate the theme: “We Need Jobs,” and showcase collaborations that pioneered job creation models to improve employment conditions, disparities, and racial divides in Rochester, NY.