RIT’s English Language Center will offer the first of a two-weekend course for Rochester-based au pairs, Oct. 3-5. The course focuses on the historical significance of upstate New York and the women’s rights and abolitionist movements. Participants will take a walking tour of downtown Rochester, see a historical reenactment and visit the Susan B. Anthony House.
The au pairs, from Belgium, Iceland, South Africa, Brazil and Germany, have been assigned to read either Kindred by Octavia Butler or Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe before the weekend classes. After class at RIT each day, several activities are planned:
“The program was developed to take advantage of the rich history this area has to offer and provide information about our country's history and the contribution this area has made to American life,” says Rhona Genzel, director of the English Language Center at RIT.
NOTE TO MEDIA: To cover the classes or tours, contact Silandara Bartlett at 475-4948 or the English Language Center at 475-6684.