This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Warren and Chief Ciminelli on safety
The Rochester Association of Black Journalists will present "Improving Public Safety through Personal Responsibility," a panel discussion led by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. The event will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, 500 Genesee Street.
Talk on El Salvador
The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present "El Salvador: Then and Now," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2. Mauricio Morales, a former refugee of the 1980's Salvadoran civil war, will discuss changes in the country since 1987. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Panel discussion on farming and food
The League of Women Voters-Rochester Metro and the Wayne County chapter will present "Putting Food on Your Table: Linking Food, Farms, and You," a panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31. Don Alhart, associate news director at WHAM-TV Channel 13, will moderate the discussion. The event will be held at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue.
Harbor management public hearing
The City Department of Environmental Services will host a public hearing on the harbor management plan at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 31. The plan is intended to promote sustainable economic development and tourism while preserving the area's natural environment. The hearing will be held at the Port Terminal Building, 1000 North River Street.
St. Mary's Church will host "A Conversation on Racism" at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 31. Social justice activist Pat Mannix will facilitate a discussion on the impact of racism on society. The event will be held at St. Mary's Church, 15 St. Mary's Place.