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Urban Action 4/20


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

Activists show "Dirt" doc

The First Unitarian Church will show the documentary film "Dirt" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. The film will be followed by "Transforming Dirt Into Soil and What Everyone Can Do Starting Today," a talk by Elizabeth Henderson, organic farmer and author. The event will be held at the church, 220 Winton Road South.

'Mothers' rally against climate change

Mothers Out Front will sponsor a rally against climate change at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Speakers include Reverend Myra Brown, associate pastor at Spiritus Christi Church; Mary Lupien, activist with Mothers Out Front; and Elizabeth Henderson, a pioneer in community-supported agriculture. The event will be held at Washington Square Park.

Ecologist Steingraber speaks in Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo will present a talk by Sandra Steingraber at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Steingraber is an ecologist and author who has explored the links between human rights and the environment, with a particular focus on chemical contamination and shale and gas extraction. The event will be held at the Geneseo Riviera Theatre, 4 Center Street.

YWCA panel talk on race-health link

The YWCA will present a breakfast panel discussion as part of its "Stand Against Racism" event on Friday, April 29, and it will focus on the link between race and health disparities. The guests for the event are Dr. Janice Harbin, president and CEO of the Anthony L. Jordan Health Center; Dorothy Coleman, CFO for Excellus BlueCross Blue Shield; Dr. Bridgette Wiefling, vice president of Rochester Regional Health; and Dr. Kevin Fiscella, professor of family medicine at URMC. The event will be held at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets: $40 per person. Reservations: Chrissie Irish, 368-2261.