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Urban Action 07-24-13


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

Youth workshop explores religions

Nazareth College will host the "Next Generation 2013 Youth Interfaith Encounter," a weeklong workshop for area youth to explore and discuss the world's religions. The event will be held from Monday, August 12, to Friday, August 16. Registration is $79 per student, which includes dinners and visits to local places of worship. Seating is limited. Registration: or (585) 389-2963.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembered

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace will hold a candlelight vigil in recognition of the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. The vigil is at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, at the Avon traffic circle (Routes 5 and 20).

Voter registration drive

The League of Women Voters is seeking volunteers to help with a major registration project from Saturday, August 3, through Sunday, August 11. The purpose is to prepare and encourage more residents to vote, especially in those areas of the city where voter turnout is particularly low. Information: or call Barbara Grosh at (585) 415-8251.