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Urban Action 3/7

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

ROCLA focuses on Venezuela

The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present "What's the Matter with Venezuela?" on Wednesday, March 7. Alexander Main, senior associate for international policy at the Center for Economic Policy and Research, Washington, DC, will talk about the political and economic crises gripping Venezuela.

Many of the country's problems have been attributed to the late socialist dictator Hugo Chávez. But Main contends that there are multiple reasons for the country's current state, including its relationship with the US. The talk will be held at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, at 7 p.m.

What now for #MeToo?

The Rochester Institute of Technology's sociology and anthropology departments will host "The Silence Breakers at RIT" on Thursday, March 8.

The #MeToo movement has shaken male-dominated establishment cultures in Hollywood, politics, education, media, and business. Two women at the University of Rochester, Celeste Kidd and Lindsay Wrobel, have been especially outspoken about their experience with sexual harassment, and have filed a lawsuit against the university.

Kidd and Wrobel will discuss the significance of the #MeToo movement and its future. The event will be held at the RIT Student Alumni Union, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Examining health care in New York

The Rochester chapter of Interfaith Impact of New York will present "A Better Prescription for Health Care in New York State, on Sunday, March 11.

Carol Tegas, executive director of Finger Lakes Performing Provider System, will review the current state of health care in New York. Harry Bronson, New York State Assembly member, will talk about the politics of health care, and Rohith Palli, Rochester Campaign for New York Health, will make the case for single-payer, universal health care. The event will be held at the First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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