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Urban Action 4/1

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

Neighborhood meeting on Brighton project

Residents in the Clover Downs neighborhood of Brighton will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, to discuss a large development project, Palazzo Plaza, proposed for Monroe Avenue. Some residents are concerned about an increase in traffic in the area of Monroe Avenue and Clover Street if the Brighton Town Board approves the development. The meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church, 175 Allens Creek Road.

Talk on farming

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua will present "Who Puts the Food on Your Table?" at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. Reporter and writer Tom Rivers will discuss his book "Farm Hands," which offers a personal account of the labor that goes into planting, picking, milking, and harvesting, and what it means to be a farm worker. The event will be held at 3024 Cooley Road, north of Rt. 5 and 20.

Talk on Dominican Republic

The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present "Learning from our Dominican Compañeros on the Border of Haiti" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1. Gladys Pedraza-Burgos, COO of the Ibero-American Action League; activist Alison Clarke; and Petra Page-Mann, co-owner of Fruition Seeds will discuss their recent trip to El Cercado in the Dominican Republic where missionary Joanne Peterson has lived and worked on the border for over 30 years. The talk will be held at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.