This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Looking for landmarks
The Landmark Society of Western New York is seeking help from the region's African-American community to identify landmarks. The goal is to find sites of important events and activities to that community, which could include a park, corner store, school, or factory. The Landmark Society will hold meetings to gather public input. The meetings are from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, at the Arnett Library, 310 Arnett Blvd; and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, at Holy Rosary Apartment Complex, 414 Lexington Avenue. Information: www.landmarksociety.org.
Animal rights film
Animal Rights Advocates of Upstate New York and the Rochester Area Vegetarian Society will co-sponsor a showing of "Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home," a film by Tribe of Heart on Thursday, August 22. The film examines the experiences of a group of farmers, an animal rescuer, and a police officer struggling with how animals should be treated. The film will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at the Pittsford Public Library, 24 State Street. It will be followed by a discussion period.
The Rochester Committee on Latin America will hold a picnic from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, to celebrate ROCLA's 40 years of commitment to social justice in Latin America. The event will be held at the Tay House Lodge in Cobbs Hill Park. Please bring a dish to pass.
Health and women of color
Trillium Health will hold its annual "Call to Women of Color Social Gathering" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. The main purpose of the event is to raise awareness about HIV and other health disparities among women of color. There will be food, entertainment, and confidential HIV testing and counseling. The event will be held at the Roadhouse in Genesee Valley Park. Trillium Health was formerly known as AIDS Care.