This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Police reorg meetings
The Rochester Police Department is reorganizing from a two-division patrol model into one that divides the city into five patrol sections. Several public meetings will be held to gather input from the community on the reorganization. The dates and times for the meetings are: the Goodman Section will be held on Monday, November 24, at the Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Avenue; the Lake Section is on Thursday, December 4, Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Avenue; the Central Section is on Wednesday, December 17, Public Safety Building, 185 Exchange Boulevard.; and the Genesee Section is on Thursday, December 18, Staybridge hotel, 1000 Genesee Street. All of the meetings are from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Forums address the education crisis
Writers & Books and several partners will present the public forum, "Would a Metropolitan School District be Good for Monroe County?" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, at the Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs Street (on the corner of East Avenue). A second forum, "What is the Role of the Community in Providing Early Childhood Learning?" will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, at the Central Library's Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue. The forums are part of a series intended to encourage discussion about the state of Rochester's schools.
Film on preventing youth incarceration
The Asbury First United Methodist Church will host a showing of a film and an open discussion concerning youth prison prevention at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21. The film was commissioned by Buffalo State College and the Anne Frank Project and it features interviews with Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant, as well as parents, grandparents, and youth in the criminal justice system. The event will be held at the church, 1050 East Avenue.