This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Church to show climate film
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua will show the film "Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community" at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6. The film asks how we can live healthy and productive lives in the face of a catastrophe, and will be shown at the church, 3024 Cooley Road.
Public meeting on Highland plans
Monroe County will host a public input workshop concerning plans for future improvements to Highland Park South at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28. The meeting will cover the history of the park, condition of the park, and suggestions from residents. The event will be held in the park's Olmsted Lodge.
'Curb Your Car' is coming
ColorBrightonGreen.org is coordinating "Curb Your Car Week," which will be from Sunday, May 15, through Saturday, May 21. Plan in advance to leave the car at home for trips to work, school, and shopping. The event is open to everyone; you don't have to live in Brighton to participate. Information: www.ColorBrightonGreen.org.
Lecture on influencing public policy
First Unitarian Church will host "This Land Is Our Land Too," a lecture by Jay Wexler, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Wexler teaches law at Boston University and is the author of five books that examine how non-Christians and atheists can participate in public policy. The Stanford University graduate was also law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The event will be held at the church, 220 Winton Road South.
Muslims on film
The Rochester Fellowship of Reconciliation will show the documentary film "The Muslims I Know" by Mara Ahmed at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2. Ahmed introduces her Pakistani family and friends in Rochester and lets them describe their lives, views, and aspirations. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Ahmed at the Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue.