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Urban Action 7/31

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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.)

Voter registration and public forums

Rochester for Obama will hold a voter registration drive on Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, at the Park Avenue Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The booth will be at 700 Park Avenue, and the event is nonpartisan. RFO will also hold two public forums to meet and discuss issues with city school board candidates. The first is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, at the First Genesis Baptist Church, 292 Hudson Avenue. The second forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, at Memorial AME Zion Church, 549 Clarissa Street. Both candidate forums will be hosted by RFO organizer Ken Preston. Information: ken@rochesterforobama.com.

Perils along the border

The Moving Beyond Racism Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 5, to discuss "The Devil's Highway." The book by Luis Alberto Urrea tells the story of a group of Latin Americans who try to illegally cross the border into the US through the Arizona desert. Only about a dozen men make it across alive. The event will be held at the Barnes & Noble in Pittsford Plaza. It is not necessary to have read the book prior to the meeting.

Film on meth addiction

The Lifetree Café will present "Preventing Meth Tragedies" at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 5. The meeting will begin by showing a documentary film about meth use told by a woman who lost her son to the drug, and a young man who kicked his meth addiction. The event will be held at 1301 Vintage Lane, Greece (just west of Route 390).

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