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Urban Action 2/11

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

Talk on US battle with ISIS

Peter Galbraith, senior diplomatic fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, will present the talk, "From Afghanistan to ISIS: What is the Way Forward?" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, at The College at Brockport, 180 Holley Street. Galbraith is the former US ambassador to Croatia.

Film on fight for eco-communities will show the documentary film "Garbage Warrior" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, at the Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue. The film follows architect Michael Reynolds and his devotion to building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities. His eco-friendly and functional structures created disagreements between Reynolds, state and local authorities, and big business interests.

Remembering Frederick Douglass

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present "Frederick Douglass," a historical look at the abolitionist and writer at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, at the Central Library's Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue. David Anderson, founding member of the Blackstorytelling League of Rochester, and Lori Birrell, archivist and manuscripts librarian at the University of Rochester, are among the presenters who will offer historical interpretations and an update on what the community is doing to preserve the legacy of Douglass.