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Summer 2020 with FCNC585

Summer 2020 was the first year that Flower City Noire Collective was a host site for the Summer of Opportunity Program. This was an amazing feat for us because we were able to host a group of 5 youth through the program and we hired our first intern to assist us. For FCNC it allowed us to experiment further with our methods of youth engagement while stretching our capacity to work on the projects of the season.

This summer we took nature trips and explored Rochester and native vegetation on the trails through Maplewood Area.  We went to Letchworth State Park and Durand Beach to show youth the beauty of nature that is right around us. In these explorations, we were able to build relationships and have fun.

In our 6 week program, the youth built skills and engaged with nature in new ways. Our holistic approach to youth engagement provided the opportunity for personal and professional development. All of our program participants opened bank accounts in the program and learned beginner financial literacy.

We are so proud and appreciative for each youth and family who participated this year!


Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Audre Lorde Reading & Discussion Group

Flower City Noire Collective invites you to join Your Silence Will Not Protect You: A Black Feminist Study of Identity, Gender & Sexuality, a Reading & Discussion Group sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/ Action Grant. Using the celebrated writings of Audre Lorde, poet, mother and black feminist, we will discuss the ancestral and contemporary complexities of identity, gender, and sexuality in 6 sessions, that will creatively engage community conversation. Facilitated by Flower City Noire Collective cofounder, Kristen Walker. Hosted at NOIRE HOUSE, 1392 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY. Please email or call to register. Space is limited to 12 participants. Child-Care and refreshments provided. To register and for more information contact Kristen at | 585.466.4733 |  

FCNC’s Birthday!!!

We’ve been an official organization for 3 years!!! Celebrate with us by donating to our work!!

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Fall/Winter 2018 Schedule of Events

Check out our schedule for the rest of 2018!
We thank you for your support over the years and look forward to seeing you all very soon!!!

Fall/ Winter 2018 Schedule of Events and Projects
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Read with FCNC

Read with Flower City Noire Collective (FCNC) is a book club/meet-up for women. We meet bi-weekly and YOU are invited to join us for our WINTER EDITION!!! We are reading Octavia Butlers’ Parable of The Sower and we will learn more about the author with our supplemental media. More information can be found in the graphics & we hope to see you there!!!