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This week's calls to citizenship - 01-17-07

Urban action

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

• First Unitarian Church will show another in its Reality of War film series, "My Country, My Country" by Laura Poitras, at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 18, at the church, 220 South Winton Road. The award-winning film follows the daily routines of a physician and father of six children living in Baghdad under US occupation.

• The Federation of Monroe County Environmentalists will sponsor a program on "Wind Energy: Environmental Benefits and Hazards," at 7:15 p.m. Monday, January 22, at First Baptist Church, 1862 Penfield Road. Mark Denecke of the Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council and Bruce and Mary Ann Cady of the Rochester Birding Association are the speakers.

• Rochester NOW will sponsor a Roe v Wade 34th anniversary program at 7 p.m. Monday, January 22, at First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road. Co-sponsors are First Unitarian and Planned Parenthood. Among the speakers: Marcia Pappas, president of NOW, New York.

• The Rochester chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a "Legislative Night" program from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, January 22, at Reformation Lutheran Church, 111 North Chestnut Street downtown. Alliance staff members will present the organization's 2007 legislative agenda and discuss lobbying strategies for more funding for mental-illness treatment.