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Urban Action 2/25

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

Renewable energy storytelling

SUNY Geneseo's Office of Sustainability and the Little Lakes Sustainability Network will present "A Solar Home Companion," with Josh Fox and Zephyr Teachout at noon on Sunday, March 1. The program, conceived by Fox, combines storytelling with music and activism. The event will be held at Newton Hall, Room 202.

Talk on 3D printing and drones

The Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute of the Deaf will present "Technology Innovation: 3D Printing and Multi-rotors Drone Technology," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Steven Forney, research associate for the University of Alabama and a graduate of RIT, will explain the rise and use of 3D printing and how it benefits drone technology. The event will be held in RIT's CSD Student Development Center.

You want to be a teacher?

The University of Rochester's Warner School of Education will host "Why Teach?" at noon on Saturday, February 28. The program will explore teaching as a career given all of the issues involving public education policies at this time. A panel of teachers will share experiences in both traditional and charter public schools. The event will be held at LeChase Hall on the River Campus. Registration: 275-3950.

Court Watch needs volunteers

The Court Watch Program is looking for volunteers to coordinate with the Southeast Neighborhood Service Center. The work requires volunteers to be available court hours to attend court proceedings, and to coordinate with the district attorney's office on dates and cases. Information: Officer Anthony Belliard, 428-7244.

Book talk on the civil rights movement

Moving Beyond Racism Book Group will discuss "Coming of Age in Mississippi," by Anne Moody at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 2. Moody's book covers her life from age 4 to her early 20's and follows the development of the civil rights movement. The event will be held at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford Plaza. It is not necessary to have read the book to attend the meeting and join the conversation.