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Urban Action 3/5

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

PTSD discussion

Lifetree Café will present the discussion, "Wounded Warriors: When War Comes Home," at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 10. The talk is about men and women who return from combat with severe mental distress. The event will be held at 1301 Vintage Lane.

Rochester's economic revival

The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation will present "Changing Fortunes: Rochester's Surprising New Story," a panel discussion on improvements in the city's economy. The event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. The panelists are: Michael Alt, director, Eastman Business Park; Matt Fronk, alternative energy consultant; Anne Kress, president of MCC; Theresa Mazzullo, CEO of Excell Partners; and Paul Speranza, general counsel for Wegmans. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Tickets: $45 RDDC members and $50 nonmembers, 546-6920, or

County Planning Board meeting

Monroe County's Planning Board will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the proposed 2015-2020 capital improvement program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. The meeting will be held at Monroe Community Hospital, 435 East Henrietta Road.

Whistleblower tell his story

RIT will host a talk by immigration whistleblower Jay Palmer at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 10. Palmer will tell his story in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences auditorium.