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Urban Action 10/24

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

Author talks about life after prison

The Flying Squirrel Community Space hosts a showing of "Detroit's Native Son: From Z8ne Street Thug to Prison to Community Leader," a new documentary film about the life of Yusef "Bunchy" Shakur. The film will be followed by a talk by Shakur at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 29. The event is at 285 Clarissa Street. Admission: $10.

Soldiers' letters on stage

Nazareth College presents "Letters Home" at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 2. The performance is about letters written by soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. There will be a pre-performance discussion with William Massolia, artistic director and founder of Griffin Theatre Company, who adapted the letters for the stage. Using minimal props, the letters are performed as dramatic monologues. The event is at the Nazareth Arts Center. Tickets: $10 to $40. Call 389-2170.

Rally against drones

Rochester Against War holds a rally to protest the US from engaging in drone warfare at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24. Activists will be handing out information leaflets. The rally is on Wednesday, October 24, at Twelve Corners in Brighton.

RCSD seminar on urban youth

The Rochester school district presents "Nurturing the Whole Child," a seminar examining ways to support urban students in education, health, and socially from 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. The seminar will be led by Eddie Fergus-Acria, New York University deputy director for urban education. The event is at Edison Technical Campus, 655 Colfax Street, and is free and open to the public.

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