This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
in the '60's
Monroe Community College's Institute for the Humanities will present "Rochester Remembers the 1960's: The Legacy of Social justice Activism" on Friday, October 12. The program will use lectures, film, and photography to showcase a decade of activism in Rochester. The event will be held at MCC's Downtown Campus, 321 State Street, at 6 p.m. Registration is required: www.monroecc.edu/go/remember.
The Witness Palestine Film Festival will present "Justice in the US and Palestine" on Sunday, October 14. The keynote presentation will be given by Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American and human rights attorney, and Danielle Ponder, a former attorney with Monroe County Public Defender's Office. They will examine the avenues to justice and peace for Palestinians and Israelis, and the laws needed to help overcome racism in the US. The event will be held at Incarnate Word Lutheran Church, 597 East Avenue, at 2 p.m.
Nazareth College's Hickey Center will present "Transforming Patriarchy in Religions: From Gender Oppression to Beloved Community" on Wednesday, October 10. The Reverend Cynthia Brix, co-founder of Gender Equity and Reconciliation International, and William Keepin, a physicist, are co-authors of "Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation between Women and Men." The two will discuss the domination of women in many cultures and the need for liberation and healing. The event will be held at Nazareth's Otto A. Shults Community Center, at 7 p.m.
The Rochester Social Welfare Action Alliance will hold the "Reality Tour" on Saturday, October 20. Touring some of the city's poorest neighborhoods is designed to help increase awareness about how many people in Rochester are living in poverty and how some government policies adversely impact them. The tour will be held rain or shine. The buses depart from School 15, 85 Hillside Avenue, at 11:45 a.m. and return at 3:45 p.m. RSVP by Friday, October 12, with your payment: www.swaarochester.or/reality-tour-registration. Cost: $20, $15 for students, and $10 for low income individuals. Wear weather appropriate clothes and shoes.