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Urban Action 11/7

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

Post-election assessing

Rochester NOW, Indivisible Rochester, and Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, as well as individual activists, will hold "Now What? A Post-Midterm Election Strategy Session," on Thursday, November 8.

Local activists will meet and work on a common cooperative agenda. They'll discuss questions such as "What do the election results mean for passing the Reproductive Health Act in the state Senate?" and "What is the future of the #MeToo movement?" The meeting will be held at First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road, at 7 p.m.

Energizing Dems in Victor

Victor Democrats are encouraging residents who share their concerns about education, fair property taxes, and safe neighborhoods to come to their next meeting on Thursday, November 8. The group is trying to increase engagement in the political process and will be meeting at the Victor Village Hall, 60 East Main Street, at 7 p.m.

Working for safer streets

Reconnect Rochester's Street Films series will focus on street safety on Wednesday, November 14. There were over 4,000 vehicle accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians in Monroe County from 2010 to 2017, and in 2016 a car struck and killed a child at the Parsells Avenue and Greeley Street intersection.

A short film will look at how that event motivated residents in the Beechwood neighborhood to stop speeding drivers and create a safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. A collection of other short films will show what residents in communities around the country are doing to reclaim streets that have become cut-through speedways.

The event will be held at The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation to Reconnect Rochester: $5 to $25; but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.