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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.)

McMickle to give talk

Friends of Educational Excellence Partnerships presents "Everybody Needs Somebody Sometime," a talk by the Rev. Marvin McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 1100 Goodman Street South. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 455-7373.

Anti-violence workshops

The Alternative to Violence Project will hold workshops dedicated to reducing violence in homes, streets, and schools through a combination of lighthearted activities to reflective exercises. The workshops run from Friday, November 9, to Sunday, November 11. All meals are provided. Donations of $25 to $100 accepted. For a more detailed description of the workshops, schedule, and registration: or call 354-6844.

Book examines minority imprisonment

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library presents a review of Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13. Activist Ream Kidane will be the reviewer, and the event is at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue.

Talk about Israeli settlements

The First Unitarian Church presents a talk by Iyad Burnat, leader of the Popular Committee in Bil'in, Palestine at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, at 220 Winton Road South.

US-Latin American discussion

The Rochester Committee on Latin America presents "The Election is Over: What Will it Mean for Latin America?" a discussion by Kristin Wylie, professor at SUNY Geneseo. The meeting is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.

Future of Obamacare

Roberts Wesleyan hosts "Health-care Reform," a talk by Christopher Booth, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield's CEO-elect, at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, November 9. Booth will talk about the changes in care and coverage resulting from the Affordable Care Act and the impact on consumers, providers, and employers. The breakfast meeting is at 2301 Westside Drive, and registration is required. Contact Lynn Bates: 594-6355.

Nazareth lectures

Nazareth College presents two lectures by Ilia Delio: "A Post-Human World, Technology and the Future of Humanity" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, and "Are We Wired for God?" at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9. Delio is a senior fellow at Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. Both lectures are in the Otto A. Shults Community Center Forum, 4245 East Avenue.

East High neighborhood meeting

The North Winton Village Association will hold a neighborhood meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, at 1933 East Main Street. The meeting follows earlier meetings with the Rochester Police Department and the city school district regarding East High School. Neighbors have been concerned about drug sales, drug use, and student safety.