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Urban Action 3/23

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

Book discussion on journalism pioneer

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will host a book discussion of "Mary McGrory: the First Queen of Journalism" by John Norris from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. McGrory was a political columnist at a time when few women were able to enter the field or write about the male-dominated world of politics. Meaghan McDermott, reporter for the Democrat and Chronicle, is the reviewer. The event will be held at the Central Library's Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.

The boot means he's serious

The Flying Squirrel Community Space will host a showing of the documentary film "Who is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey" at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Supreme is a performance artist and political prankster who has run in multiple elections. He is known for wearing a boot on his head and promising that if he is elected president that every American will get a pony. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street.

Repairing the earth is talk topic

The National Council of Jewish Women will host a panel discussion, "Repairing the Planet – Starting in the Flower City," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Lowering energy costs, increasing employment opportunities, and reversing the impact of climate change are among the topics that will be discussed. The event will be held at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue.