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Urban Action 2/10

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

Lecture on Iraq war lessons

Nazareth College will present the lecture, "Keeping Hope in the Desert: What our brothers and sisters in Iraq can teach us," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, by preacher, speaker, and writer Timothy Radcliffe. Radcliffe is director the Las Casas Institute of Blackfriars Hall at University of Oxford. Pope Francis appointed him as consultor to the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice. The event, part of the William Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies series, will be held at the Nazareth College Shults Center.

Chisholm doc to show at Flying Squirrel

The Flying Squirrel Community Space will show the documentary film, "Shirley Chisholm: Unbought and Unbossed" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 25. Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress in 1968 and the first black woman to run for president in 1972. But she was considered by many to be a fringe activist and her views were often shunned by the political establishment of the time. The film will be shown at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street.

Confronting Islamophobia on film

A coalition of peace activists will present "My Name is Khan" at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16. It's a Bollywood film about an immigrant and his family. After a racist attack raises fears of Muslims, Khan sets out on a journey to show the world that he is an ordinary person and not a terrorist. The film will be shown at the Irondequoit Town Library, 1290 Titus Avenue.