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Urban Action: 4/8

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

Series on conflict resolution

The Gandhi Institute will present "What You Say Next Can Change Your World: a Series in Nonviolent Communication," a six-week series of discussions, exercises, games, and roleplaying to develop a form of communication which can be used in conflict resolution. The series will be held on Thursdays starting on April 16 through May 21, from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Gandhi Institute, 969 Plymouth Avenue. Tuition is based on a sliding scale from $150 to $300, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Registration: or 463-3266.

City school budget hearing

The Rochester Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, to get community input on the proposed 2015-2016 budget for the city school district. People who want to speak can register in advance by calling (585) 262-8525. The hearing is at the district's central office, 131 West Broad Street.

Apply for produce

The Neighborhood Farm Share program, which makes local organic produce available in low-income neighborhoods and communities at affordable prices, is accepting applications for the 2015 produce season. For information or to have an application sent to you, call Sondra Gjersoe at (585) 271-1979, ext. 510. Application deadline is May 1.

Teens stand against racism

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County will present a Stand Against Racism event for teens at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. The event will feature former City Council member Ben Douglas, who will talk about his experiences as a youth in the civil rights era. And Delores Jackson Radney of Kuumba Consultants will discuss how the Great Migration changed Rochester and how it impacts teens today. The event will be held at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue.

Film on India and Pakistan

The Little Theatre will show "A Thin Wall," a new documentary film about the 1947 political partition of India, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10. The film was shot in India and Pakistan and examines the history of one of most significant events of the 20th century. The filmmakers are descendants of families torn apart by the partition. The film will be followed by a Q & A. Tickets: