Activists host discussion of justice issues
The advocacy group Roc/ACTS will hold a public meeting on Thursday, November 2, to provide an update on several issues the group is working on. Among them: police oversight, raising the wages of home health-care aides, and expanding child-care assistance. Roc/ACTS is a member of the Police Accountability Board Organizing Committee, which has been pushing for a reform of the city's police-oversight system. The November 2 meeting will be held at Antioch Baptist Church, 304 Joseph Avenue, at 6:30 p.m.
Bar groups will host ConCon event
The Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys and the Monroe County Bar Association will host a panel discussion about the Constitutional Convention ballot proposal on Thursday, November 2. Panelists will be representatives of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, New York State United Teachers, the Monroe County Supreme Court 7th Judicial District, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State Bar Association, and Planned Parenthood. The event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 101 South Plymouth Avenue.
Assessing Trump's impact in Latin America
On Wednesday, November 1, the Rochester Committee on Latin America will present a program on the topic "Migration, Human Rights, and Impunity in Mexico and Central America: US Responses under the Trump Administration." The speaker will be Daniella Burgi-Palomino, a senior associate with the Latin America Working Group. She'll discuss the impact of the Trump administration's immigration and refugee policies, the administration's foreign policy in the region, and the continued militarization of the US border with Mexico. The event will take place at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, at 7 p.m.