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Urban Action 11/26

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

Brooks and Warren discuss area's future

The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation and the Rochester Rotary Club will present "Vision-Future" from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10. The event will feature presentations by Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who will talk about their priorities and economic goals for 2015. There will also be a tribute to Rochester developer Larry Glazer, and Joe Floreano, former director of the Riverside Convention Center. The event will be held at the Convention Center. Tickets: $45, members; $50, nonmembers. Reservations: 546-6920 or

Education series concludes

Writers & Books and its community partners will hold the last public forum of its "Crisis in Our Schools" series with "What Makes a Good School?" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3. The event will be held at the Rochester Museum and Science Center's Eisenhart Auditorium, 657 East Avenue.

Women's coalition to discuss the WEA

A coalition of women's organizations and civil liberties groups will present "The Truth about the Women's Equality Act" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2. M. Tracey Brooks, president and CEO of Family Planning Advocates of New York, will discuss how the WEA will support women and families by protecting access to reproductive health services, ensuring fair treatment at work, and helping survivors of violence. The event will be held at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue.