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Urban Action 3/6

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

Talk about guns

The Lifetree Café will host the discussion, "Inside the Gun Debate: To hunt? To defend? To assault?" at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, and Monday, March 11. The event will feature filmed interviews with Tom Mauser, whose son died at Columbine High School, and Michael Lang, a concealed weapon firearms instructor. The event will be held on both evenings at 1301 Vintage Lane, Greece.

Solidarity with Greece

The University of Rochester's Students for a Democratic Society and Rochester Red and Black will hold "They Will Not Pass: Behind the Barricades of Greek Anti-fascism," a fund-raising event for anti-fascist movements in Greece at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. The students will present speakers and activists Sofia Papagiannaki, Thanasis Xirotsopanos, and Vangelis Nanos who will each give their views on the situation in Greece. The event will be held in Goergen Hall. The suggested donation of $10 will go to help anti-fascist organizers.

Talk on Israel

The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester will present "Beyond Survival: Re-imagining the Jewish Connection to Israel," a lecture by Tal Becker, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. The event will be held at Temple Beth El, 139 South Winton Road.

Global warming's impact

The Interfaith Impact of New York State will present the discussion "In the Hot Seat: Global Climate Change and Its Effect on Us," at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10. Global warming's impact on the world economies will be examined at Temple Sinai, 363 Penfield Road.

Learning with lead poisoning

Neuroscientist Theodore Lidsky will speak at the dinner seminar, "Educating children who have been poisoned by lead." The event is from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue. The seminar is presented by the Rochester Teachers Association and Rochester City School District. Registration: (585) 546-2681 or