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Urban Action 11/28

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

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace will hold a demonstration against the sale and purchase of war toys for holiday gifts from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. The GVCP holds the demonstration annually and asks supporters to bring non-violent toys to the event, which is at Wegmans Plaza, Route 20A, in Geneseo.

Stop the drones rally

Several anti-war groups will hold a protest against the use of drone warfare from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28. Some of the drones used in Afghanistan are operated out of Hancock Field near Syracuse. The protest is at Twelve Corners Park in Brighton.

Eco-friendly holiday gifts

Rochester Greenovation will hold an Eco Bazar for the holidays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. The bazar will feature artwork made from recycled and repurposed materials from local artists and businesses, as well as holiday candy and baked goods. The event is at 1199 East Main Street.

Lectures on Arab culture and Islamophobia

Nazareth College will present two lectures by Stephen Sheehi, associate professor of Arabic and Arab culture at the University of South Carolina. Sheehi will discuss "Islamophobia: The Ideological Campaign Against Muslims" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at the Naz Arts Center. His second lecture, "The Arab Spring and Foundation of Modern Arab Identity," is at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, in the Golisano Academic Center.