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Urban Action 11/15

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

Ulrich discusses 'Midwife's Tale'

The University of Rochester's Humanities Project will present "Reflections on Writing a Midwife's Tale," a lecture by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich on Friday, November 17. Ulrich is a history professor at Harvard who won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1991 book "A Midwife's Tale." Her quote "Well-behaved women seldom make history" was popularized on bumper-stickers and T-shirts. Ulrich's lecture will be held at the UR's Rush Rhees Library, at 5 p.m.

NOW focuses on Trump agenda

The topic for this year's National Organization for Women' state conference, in Rochester on Saturday, November 18, will be "Resist and Persist," and guest speakers will be people who are resisting President Trump's efforts. Among them: Congresswoman Louise Slaughter; State Assembly member Crystal Peoples-Stokes of Buffalo; State Assembly member Pamela Hunter of Syracuse; Rochester State Assembly member Harry Bronson; and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at Monroe Community College, Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sliding-scale tickets are $15-$75. Lunch will be provided.

Film shows climate change devastation

The Rochester EV Accelerator and Citizens' Climate Lobby will present a showing of the National Geographic Channel's "Years of Living Dangerously" on Wednesday, November 15. The Emmy Award-wining TV documentary explores the effect of rising sea levels, water shortages, deforestation, historic droughts, and the accelerated rate of extinction these changes are having on many species. Attendees will also be able to test drive an electric car after the film. The event will be held at the Fairport Public Library, 1 Fairport Village Landing, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.