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Urban Action 10/7

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

Climate change talk

RIT will host a lecture by Andrew Hoffman, author of "How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate," at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 9. Hoffman, professor of sustainable enterprise at the University of Michigan, will talk about the latest evidence of climate change and why the American public's opinion varies widely from scientific opinion. The event will be held in the Webb Auditorium.

Rally to support child care

Childcare advocates will hold a rally to advocate expanding early education and child care in Monroe County at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13. Low-wage parents need support from Monroe County if they are to maintain employment, supporters say. The rally will be held in front of the county office building, 39 West Main Street. Information: 303-2110.

Discussion on making Rochester safe

The Community Asset Partner Network will hold a public meeting to discuss ways to make Rochester a safer and healthier community at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 15. All are welcome, especially youth groups. The meeting will be held at St. Mary's Dugan Center, 15 St. Mary's Place. Information: 428-9342.

Hearing on city ad program

Rochester City Council will host a public hearing on a "City Asset Advertising Program" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13. The program would allow private advertising on various city assets, including parking garages and at special events. The hearing will be held at the beginning of Council's meeting at 30 Church Street.