• Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden speak in Rochester on education [VIDEO]

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    It was a big day for Rochester. Vice President Joe Biden, along with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spoke at Monroe Community College Wednesday. The topic was education, manufacturing and how to prepare students for the workforce. It comes on the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union Tuesday night.

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  • ‘Human Library’ project in Rochester turns people into talking books

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    In the concept that came from the collaboration between the University of Rochester Library and the Rochester Public Library, the ‘Human Book’ tells the guest who picked him or her a story, usually lasting 30 minutes. The story is unique to the person and is based around a personal experience or field they are an expert in.

    A library has come up with an unusual way of providing tales – by turning HUMANS into talking books.

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  • Connections: Rise Up Rochester

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    Aside from Roc The Peace, Rise Up Rochester has been busy in the community offering partnerships geared towards a number of areas. The below list a few other partners.

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  • Less Talk, More Action

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    Every year, hundreds of lives are changed forever due to the violence here in Rochester, New York. In fact, prior to 2013, Rochester enjoyed four years of near-record lows in all crimes. We believe this is partially due to community outreach and awareness programs such as our annual event.

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  • Rise Up Rochester

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    Rise Up Rochester is a human service agency that provides support to crime victims and their families. Rise Up Rochester works to empower the community to establish and maintain a nonviolent culture.

    Rise Up Rochester and ROC the Peace is committed to providing a stable and consistent message that promotes non violence and assistance to victims of crime. Our successful partnership with Rise Up Rochester in 2013 will lead us to an even more fun-filled and resourceful event this year! We will team up once again to establish our unwavering commitment to impede violence in Rochester, New York .

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