Candidates discuss health care
The Interfaith Health Care Coalition holds a Meet the Candidates discussion with Democratic State Senate candidates Ted O'Brien, a Democrat, and Republican Sean Hanna at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 15. The candidates will give their views on universal health care and health-care costs. The event is at the St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, 417 South Avenue.
Single-payer panel discussion
The University of Rochester presents "Sick of it: Making Health Care in America Affordable and Accessible," a panel discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12. The panel will be led by Dr. Deborah Richter, who successfully advocated for single-payer health-care coverage in Vermont. The event is in the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. Registration: www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend.
The Downtown Presbyterian Church presents a discussion on the Affordable Care Act at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 14. Theodore Brown, UR professor of community and preventive medicine, will explain the specifics of the law. The event is at 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Learn about worker-owned businesses
The Rochester Organization for Workplace Democracy presents a discussion by Joe Marraffino on exploring ways for Rochester to build local and sustainable worker-owned businesses from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14. The meeting is at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue.
Rochester Against War will hold a rally marking the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, in front of the Federal Building, 100 State Street.