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Urban Action 4/23

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

Poverty's impact explored

The South Wedge Mission will host a presentation on the economic and political dynamics of concentrated poverty at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at 124 Carolina Street. A theatrical performance will be used to explain how poverty impacts city students and their families.

Panel on fighting hunger

The League of Women Voters, Foodlink, and First Unitarian Church of Rochester will hold "Who Cares about Hunger? We Do!" a public forum focusing on nutrition and hunger in the Rochester region at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. A panel discussion that will include Congress woman Louise Slaughter will field questions from the audience. The event will be held at First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 South Winton Road.

Problems with Urban Renewal talk

The Rochester Regional Community Design Center will present "How Tearing up Neighborhoods Hurts America," a talk by Mindy Thompson Fullilove at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Fullilove, a Columbia professor of psychiatry, will talk about the devastating effects of the Urban Renewal program on American cities. The event will be held at Gleason Works Auditorium, 1000 University Avenue. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, and students get in free with valid identification. Information: 271-0520.

Crisis in education lecture

Joanne Larson from the University of Rochester Warner Graduate School of Education will talk about her new book, "Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in US Schooling," at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Larson will talk about the crisis in education and what is needed to solve the problem. The event will be held at Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue.

North Winton Village community meeting

Rochester Deputy Mayor Leonard Redon will be the speaker at the North Winton Village Association's meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. There will also be an update on projects in the neighborhood. The event will be held at Browncroft Baptist Church, 420 North Winton Road.

Sustainability discussion

School Without Walls will host a discussion with Jan McDonald, director of Rochester Roots, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. McDonald will talk about sustainable agriculture and the principles of sustainability. The event will be held at 480 Broadway.