This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Rally against sexual violence
Several SUNY College at Brockport academic departments and student groups will hold a rally "to make it clear that 'locker-room talk' and the sexual and domestic violence it propagates will not be tolerated." The event will be held on Wednesday, October 26. Protesters can gather near Lot L outside of the admissions building at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a march from the campus into the village.
Lecture explores faith and diversity
Nazareth College will present the lecture "A Revolution of the Heart: From Dorothy Day to Pope Francis" by author and publisher Robert Ellsberg at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 3. Ellsberg is the publisher of several award-winning books such as Blessed Among Us: Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses and All Saints; and Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time. Ellsberg is an editor who encourages writers and readers to explore the global dimensions of faith and dialogue between diverse cultures. The lecture will be held at Nazareth College's Shults Center.
Voters' questions addressed at forum
The League of Women Voters and Monroe County Board of Elections commissioners will present "Voting in Monroe County 2016," a public forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. Elections commissioners Thomas Ferrarese and David Van Varick will hold a question-and-answer session to address issues such as security measures to protect votes and voters, use of paper ballots, and whether some of the recent out-of-state election reform measures will become legislation in New York State. The event will be held at First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Road South.