This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
India's growing pains
Nazareth College will present "The Human Cost to India's Race for Development," a lecture by journalist Priyanka Borpujari, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30. The lecture will be held at the Shults Center Forum.
The South East Area Coalition will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, to discuss the future goals of the organization. The meeting is at the New Life Church, 243 Rosedale Street.
Report on the area economy
The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation will present the Regional Economic Development Council's Report to the Community on Thursday, February 7. The event is from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Rochester, 125 East Main Street. Tickets: $45 RDDC members, $50 non-members. Reservations: Karen Hite, 546-6920.
Talk on algae power
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present "The Science and Business of Treating Wastewater with Algae" at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5. RIT associate professor Jeffrey Lodge will talk about how a student's use of algae to create biodiesel fuel led to a method for cleaning wastewater. The talk will be held at 115 South Avenue.
Fracking discussion in York
The York Concerned Citizens and Landowners Association will present a discussion on hydrofracking with Richard Young, SUNY Geneseo professor of geological sciences, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 31. The event will be held at York Town Hall, 2668 Main Street, York, NY.
Conversations on race
The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will host "Conversations on Race" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30. The event will be held at the Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Boulevard in Greece.