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Urban Action 4/17

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

Designing livable spaces

The Community Design Center of Rochester will present a talk by Ashleigh Walton on Wednesday, April 24, as part of its Reshaping Rochester speaker series.

Walton is an architect and urban designer with Pittsburgh-based Urban Design Associates. Her charrettes emphasize livable urban spaces and architecture. She developed knowledge of historic and riverfront architecture and design as an assistant to the town architect of Beachtown in Galveston, Texas. The event will be held at Gleason Works, 1000 University Avenue, at 7 p.m.

Trying to solve climate change

The Pachamama Alliance and Greece Baptist Church will present "Drawdown Solutions: Getting into Action" this spring, a free, four-session multimedia course showing people what they can do to help to reverse global-warming.

The course is based on recent scientific research, and participants will learn how to talk effectively about reversing global warming, examine solutions, and develop a project that helps solve global warming in their community. The course will be offered on Tuesdays April 23, April 30, May 7, and May 28, at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Tackling racism and violence

The Brighton Memorial Library will show the film "The Hate U Give Us" on Thursday, April 19.

The film follows the struggle of a student trying to straddle two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school she attends. Carter has to decide for herself what justice means when she witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend.

The film is sponsored by the Community Uprooting Racism in Brighton and will be shown at the library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, at 6 p.m.