This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Workshops on race
Asbury First United Methodist Church will host "Facing Race, Embracing Equity," the first in a series of work sessions on race that begins on Wednesday, January 9. This event, which is from 8:30 a.m. to noon, is designed to help foster a racially equitable society. Space is limited, so registration is required. Contact Isha Torres at ITorres@RACF.org or 341-4346.
Envisioning a new downtown
The City of Rochester is updating its master plan for downtown and will hold public meetings on Wednesday, January 16, and Wednesday, January 23, to gather input into the revisions. The meetings are at City Hall in City Council Chambers, 30 Church Street, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents can also provide input through an online survey: www.cityofrochester.gov/centercity/.