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Urban Action 1/27

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

How to green your garden will present "How Your Yard and Garden Can Help Fight Climate Change" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. Organic farmer and author Elizabeth Henderson will introduce a series of short films that discuss how to produce healthier crops, soil restoration, and a cleaner atmosphere. The event will be held at the Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue.

Film examines Haitian revolution

The Rochester Committee on Latin America will show the film "The Greatest Black Emancipation: The Haitian Revolution (1791-1803)" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. Haiti declared its independence from France in 1804. The film showcases the Haitian revolution, the actions of its leaders to end slavery, and the historical ties between the US and Haiti. The event will be held at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.

Got ideas for the Inner Loop?

The City of Rochester will hold a public meeting on proposed development for the Inner Loop East at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. The city wants public input regarding developable property along Union Street, since the city will soon issue a request for qualified developers. The event will be held at Trillium Health, 259 Monroe Avenue.

Activist to discuss Navajo resistance movement

The Flying Squirrel Community Space will present "Navajo Resistance to Forced Relocation: A Report Back from Black Mesa, Arizona" at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 1. Ryan Acuff from Take Back the Land Rochester will talk about the Black Mesa Indigenous Support program and the US history of Hopi and Navajo reservations, forced relocations, and coal strip-mining. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street.