This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Book group meeting
The Moving Beyond Racism Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 7, to discuss the book "How to be Black" by Baratunde Thurston. The group meets at Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza, in the community room. Reading the book in advance of the meeting is not required.
Film onmining's impact
The Rochester Committee on Latin America will show "Tambogrande: Mangos, Murder, Mining," a documentary film by Ernesto Cabellos and Stephanie Boyd at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2. Curt Cadorette, associate professor at the UR, will discuss the film, which will be shown at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
School board meets onfacilities plan
The Rochester school board will hold a work session on the facilities master plan recently proposed by Superintendent Bolgen Vargas. The public can sit in on the meeting, which is at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, at the district's central office, 131 West Broad Street.
Second date added for race workshop
A January 9 workshop on racial equity sponsored by Facing Race, Embracing Equity Initiative is sold out. But a second workshop has been added at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8. It will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue. Reservations required: 341-4346.