This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Rochester's Sister Cities explored
The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present the talk, "Rochester Sister Cities," at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10. The event will be led by Carolee Conklin, City Council member and chair of the International Sister Cities of Rochester; and Mike Leach, International Programs liaison for the city. The national program began under President Eisenhower to encourage Americans to bring about world peace by talking with people from other cultures and countries. The event will be held at the Central Library's Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.
Tips to reduce your energy bill
NeighborWorks Rochester will present an energy orientation at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10. The organization will discuss simple things you can do to make your home or apartment more energy-efficient, how to save money on your energy bill, and resources you can contact for help covering energy costs. The event is at East High School, 1801 East Main Street. It's free, but registration is suggested: 325-4170.
Experience peace through music
Nazareth College will present "The Role of Sacred Music in Healing and Harmony," a lecture and musical performances at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4. The program is being held in conjunction with the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week and is designed to allow attendees to experience the peace that the music of many religions offers. The event will be held in Nazareth's Otto A. Shults Community Center.
Discussion on police and the 1 percent
Rochester Institute of Technology will host "Protectors of the 1%: Cops, Race and Class," a discussion presented by the International Socialist Organization about police and their role in society, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 5. The discussion will focus on the emerging movement against police brutality and how historically, police have been used to quell insurrection and protect the interests of the 1 percent. The event will be held in the George Eastman Building (Building 1), Room 2000.