This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Rally for school budgets
EducAction, an education advocacy group, will hold a rally from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, to bring attention to what the group says is the underfunding of school districts in Western New York. The group's members are from school districts throughout the Rochester-Finger Lakes region, and the general public is welcome to the rally to hear Rick Timbs, an education financial analyst, compare current budgets to past budgets. The group plans to contact lawmakers in Albany with its budget priorities. The event will be held at Canandaigua Academy auditorium, 435 East Street, Canandaigua.
Panel discussion on bullying
The Seymour Library and the Brockport Central School District will hold a panel discussion, "Dignity for All Students," to create awareness among parents, teachers, and students about bullying from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. The panel will discuss the school code on bullying and the emotional harm caused by bullying. The event will be held at 161 East Avenue, Brockport.
Regional design awards
The Rochester Regional Community Design Center will hold its Reshaping Rochester awards luncheon on Thursday, December 5. The event recognizes outstanding designs in the area. This year's keynote speaker is Larry Glazer, CEO of Buckingham Properties. The event will be held at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and won't be sold at the door. Tickets: www.rrcdc.org.