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Urban Action 10/15

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

Panel discussion on the ACA

The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency will hold a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 17. The panel will discuss what it has been like for the uninsured to get insurance, how the ACA has reduced the number of uninsured, and legal issues concerning the ACA. The event will be held at 1150 University Avenue.

ROC the Future progress report

The Rochester Business Journal will present "ROC the Future State of the Children Address" from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 17. This event looks at the progress and challenges regarding caring for Rochester's children. County Executive Maggie Brooks; Mayor Lovely Warren; Peter Carpino, president of United Way; and Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas are among the speakers. The event is part of the RBJ Power Breakfast Series, and it will be held at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside, 120 East Main Street. Tickets are $45 per person. Information: 546-8303.

Entrepreneurial musings by ice cream mogul

Rochester Institute of Technology will host a lecture by Jerry Greenfield at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Greenfield is one of the founders of Ben and Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream. His lecture, "An Afternoon of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility, and Radical Business Philosophy," will tell the story of how he and his partner turned an ice cream parlor in Vermont into a major business. The event will be held in the Ingle Auditorium. Tickets: students, $5; RIT parents and guests, $15. Information: 475-2199.

Discussing pros and cons of redistricting proposition

The League of Women Voters will present the forum, "Proposed NYS Constitutional Amendment on Redistricting: Will It Kill Gerrymander? You Decide!" at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 20. The LWV supports voting yes on the proposed amendment, which would create a 10-member commission to redraw electoral lines and create criteria that would curtail party dominance in districts. But there are some questions about the proposed amendment, which the LWV says will be addressed in a fair and balanced way. The event will be held at First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 South Winton Road.