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Urban Action 4/13

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

ACT to release community report card

ACT Rochester will issue its 5th annual report card at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26. The organization uses data analysis to increase the public's understanding on a wide range of issues such as poverty and graduation rates in order to guide reform. The event will be held at the Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue. A light breakfast will be held before the program. Registration:

Panel to discuss downtown investment

The Rochester Business Journal will present a panel discussion on downtown Rochester's real estate revival on Tuesday, April 26. Several of the area's prominent real estate and development leaders will talk about the millions of dollars being invested in downtown Rochester and efforts to attract more companies and residents. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street. Tickets: $45 per seat. Registration:

Social action group to hold summit

The Social Welfare Action Alliance will hold "Connect, Move, Act: Standing Together for Human Rights," a two-day regional summit to combat poverty and inequality. On Thursday, April 14, a group of social activists will look at human rights in relationship to Flint's water crisis and the politics of inequality. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Brockport's Metro Center Campus, 55 St. Paull Street. Friday, April 15, will consist of a series of workshops and discussion sessions led by leading and national activists. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street. Information and registration: 969-3409 or

Library program explores gender identity

The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present "Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family," a book discussion of Amy Ellis Nutt's story of one twin brother's journey to becoming a girl. The discussion will be led by Pamela Barres, former executive director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley. The event will be held at the Rochester Public Library, 115 South Avenue, on Tuesday, April 19, from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m.