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Urban Action 10/16

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This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Obamacare discussion

The League of Women Voters' health care committee will present "The Affordable Care Act: Challenges in Local Implementation," a panel discussion at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 17. The panel members are Lynne Scalzo, vice president at Excellus BC/BS; Michelle Casey, director of CMMI and Finger Lakes Health Systems; Joseph Vasile, doctor and CEO of the Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association; and Kim Wynn, program manager at Coordinated Care Services. The event will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue.

Economic injustices unveiled

Rochester Social Welfare Action Alliance will present "The Reality Tour" on Saturday, October 19. The bus tour is intended to showcase everyday economic injustices and to encourage economic human rights for everyone. The bus leaves from School No. 1, 85 Hillside Avenue, at 11:45 a.m. The bus returns at 3:15 p.m. Registration fee: $20 general public, $15 for students, and $10 for low-income participants. Make checks payable to SWAA Rochester "Reality Tour," and mail to P.O. Box 17323, Rochester, NY, 14617. Information: 738-9900 or 314-8426.

Film on drug addiction

Charlotte Street Films and the Drug Policy Alliance in collaboration with the Rochester Central Library will present a showing of "The House I Live In," an award-winning documentary film, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 20. Rochester Police Chief Jim Sheppard and Patricia Warth, co-director of Justice Strategies at the Center for Community Alternatives, will lead a discussion after the film. The film will be shown at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue.

Candidate forum

The Genesee Center for the Arts and Education will host a public forum to meet the candidates for the Rochester Board of Education at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 713 Monroe Avenue.

Class and conflict discussion

The Downtown Presbyterian Church will present "Classism: the Close Relationship between Inequality, Social Conflict, and Social Class," a talk at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 20. The talk will be led by Kijana Crawford, associate professor of sociology and anthropology at Rochester Institute of Technology. It will be held at 121 North Fitzhugh Street.

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