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Urban Action 3/13

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 slavery

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present a book discussion, “Gather at the Table: the Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade,” at 12:12 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. The event will be held at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue.

Three mayors on urban revitalization

The Rochester Regional Community Design Center will present a talk, “Cities Reinvented,” at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 21. Mick Cornett, mayor of Oklahoma City; Stephanie Miner, mayor of Syracuse; and Leonard Redon, deputy mayor of Rochester will speak about leading their cities through revitalization. The event is at Inn on Broadway, 26 Broadway. Ticket information:

Business, jobs, and liberal arts graduates

RIT will hold “Kern Symposium on Liberal Arts and Business,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 15. The symposium is a blend of lectures and group-discussion examining how research in traditional liberal arts fields intersects with the issues currently facing US businesses. A list of speakers can be found at The event will be held in Student Innovation Hall and is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly recommended:

Stop the drones rally

Local anti-war activists and members of the faith community will hold an anti-drone warfare protest from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at 12 Corners in Brighton.