Sponsors – Liberty Con 2017

Join with the following Sponsors to help change history – Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Albany County Historical Association; Albany Steel, Inc.; Anthony Opalka, Albany City Historian; APSTA; Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace; Capital District Black and Hispanic Bar Association; Capital District Civil War Round Table; Capital Wine; Community Loan fund of the Capital Region; Congressman Paul Tonko; CSEA; Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor; Eyedentity Eyewear LLC; First Reformed Church of Schenectady; Friends for Racial Justice; Greg Gosier – Voya Financial; Hamilton Hill Arts Center; Hartgen Archeological Associates; Historic Vale Cemetery; Hon. Darius Shahinfar; Hon. Gary McCarthy, mayor of Schenectady; Hon. John T. McDonald III, NYS Assembly; Hon. Kathleen Jimino, Rensselaer County Executive; Hon. Kathy M. Sheehan, Mayor of Albany; Hon. Lynn Kopka, Troy City Council; Hon. Patricia Fahy, NYS Assembly; Hon. Phil Steck, NYS Assembly; Humanities NY; John Brown Lives!; Julia Holcomb; Krispin’s Automotive Repair; MAGCAR Insurance Inc.; Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church; Modern Press; My Name is Alice; Pioneer Bank; RBC Wealth Management – David Connor; Schenectady County Historical Society; Solidarity Committee of the Capital District; The Schenectady Foundation; The Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation; Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, Inc.; Union College Public History Program; WAMC Northeast Public Radio; Yankee Construction Co. of NY, Inc.; YWCA of the Greater Capital Region


Dear  Fellow Traveler,

Following in the footsteps of Stephen Myers, a man enslaved in New York State, who, after his emancipation in 1818, dedicated his life to advocating for equity for all Americans, actor Will Smith reminds us that “Diversity is the American superpower” and that, if we are to leave behind a diverse, harmonious America, we need to work together to change those features that do not reflect the America we can be.

Bringing forward the voices of people written out of history, heralding their work for equity and human rights, recognizing that their work remains unfinished, we are called to carry on this legacy. To this end, we invite you to lend your support as a Sponsor to Liberty Con, the 16th annual Underground Railroad Public History Convention.

Underground Railroad History Project invites you to join with other New Yorkers to help our community reflect that America by being a sponsor of Liberty Con – Americans@ Risk: Race, Denial, Privilege, and Who  Matters. This transformative annual event calls together a multi-age, diverse audience to explore contemporary civil rights issues and their relationship with Underground Railroad history, and to identify responses that will bring our community and our nation closer to that America that embraces its rich diversity.

Details of Sponsorship are laid out in the Sponsor Response Form linked below. We look forward to your walking with is on this paradigm changing journey. If you have any questions, please call Mary Liz Stewart at (518) 432-4432 or email her at marylizugr@gmail.com.





Mary Liz Stewart, for the Conference Planning Committee of Underground Railroad History Project












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