This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Workshop on poverty
Monroe #1 BOCES will host a poverty simulation workshop from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. The workshop was created by the New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development to help attendees experience the realities of poverty when it comes to schools, housing, banking, employment, and transportation. The event will be held at 15 Linden Park. Fee: $20. Registration: www.monroe.edu/pdcatalog.
SUNY Geneseo will present a panel discussion with activists from the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21. Speakers will focus on the Mississippi Freedom Movement. The event will be held in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom.
Short film on nursing homes
Metro Justice's Elder Justice Subcommittee will present "Last Stop," a documentary film by Laurie Kash about nursing home reform. The short film will be shown at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 21, at the Cinema Theatre. The showing is free.
Police conduct discussion
The Inner Faith Gospel Tabernacle will host "These Streets Are Speaking!" at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Six people in Rochester will tell their stories about their encounters with police, which will be followed by a "Know Your Rights" workshop. The event will be held at 32 York Street.
Conference on displaced people
SUNY Geneseo and SUNY New Paltz will present the "First World Diaspora Undergraduate Conference" on Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26. Students will examine "Diasporas of Color," which refers to groups of people from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean who have been dispersed involuntarily from their homelands. The event will be held on April 25 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on April 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It's free and open to the public.