How did we get where we are today?

January, 2017

Brockport Interfaith Ministries Breakfast with SUNY Brockport President Heidi Mac Pherson: President Mac Pherson initiated this meeting. Growing hate crimes, racial profiling and creating a more welcoming environment for all here in our town was at the heart of our discussion. 


Our Response:

April, 2017- Interfaith Peace Vigil- Segauwa Park, Brockport

        BEOC, Interfaith Ministries/ SUNY Brockport Representatives
        Leads: Barbara Deming, Bill Plews, Rev. Krista Cameron, 
        Rev. Darla Bair, Rev. Lori Staubitz, Rev. Meg Moran, Margo Van Etten

May 24, 2017- Community Gathering to address needs for cultural changes here in Brockport.

        This gathering was the start of what is now known as "Compassionate Brockport". Monthly meetings occur at the               Seymore Library. Following are the results of our inititives.

July, 2017

        Meeting with Brockport Police Chief: Racial Profiling/ Home land security and role of Village Police. Representatives          from BEOC, Interfaith Ministries and Village Board were in attendance.

September, 2017    Charter for Compassion start -up

        Leads: Bill Privett, Rev. Darla Bair                                                                                                                                                                  Love Withouth Violence Art Contest (November 2017-April 2018)    Bill Privett and Rev. Darla Bair

September, 2017    Web Site Went Live    Rev. Darla Bair

May, 2017    Celebration Forest 

        Rev. Lori Staubitz & Kathy Goetz (Village Tree Board Liaison)   Go to for more                              information