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Urban Action 11/21

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

Award recipient honored

Temple B'rith Kodesh will host the Harvesting Justice Dinner to honor Librada Paz, the 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award recipient, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4. Paz is a member of the Rural Migrant Ministry, which focuses on eradicating violence and human rights violations against farmworkers and migrant laborers. The Rev. Marvin A. McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, is the keynote speaker. The event is at 2131 Elmwood Avenue. Tickets: $50 per person. Contact Laura Lecour at (845) 485-8627.

Design projects recognized

The Rochester Regional Community Design Center will honor recipients of its 2012 Reshaping Rochester Awards from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6. The awards recognize projects and initiatives that positively impact Rochester residents, businesses, and neighborhoods through intelligent design. Garth Fagan is the keynote speaker. The event is at Cutler Union at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue. Tickets, $50. Contact or 271-0520.

Landlords talk with RPD chief

The New York State Coalition of Property Owners and Businesses will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29. Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard will answer questions about neighborhood concerns and police support for business and property owners. There will also be a presentation on increasing energy efficiency in rental properties. The event is at the Eagles Club, 1200 Buffalo Road in Gates. It is free for members and $20 for non-members.