This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Moving Beyond Racism Book Group will hold a discussion on "Secret Daughter" at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 1. The novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda spans 25 years and involves one family in India and another in the US in an emotional story about motherhood, loss, and different cultures. The meeting will be held at Barnes and Noble in Pittsford Plaza.
Presentation on Middle East conflict
Genesee Valley Friends will present "A Road to Peace in Israeli-Palestine Conflict," on Sunday, May 31. Deb and Ted First have traveled to the region every year for more than 20 years and have gained a personal understanding of the conflict and possible ways to bring peace to the area through a Quaker perspective. All are welcome to the meeting. Worship will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bring a dish to pass for lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Discussion with the Firsts will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at Growing Places Creative Learning Center, 14 Battle Street, Dansville.
Tribute to black Civil War veterans
The Rochester-Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission will commemorate the 200,000 men of color who joined the Union Army Civil War effort on Saturday, May 23. The men were known as the United States Colored Troops. Event organizers will tell the story of veterans from the Rochester area, some of whom are buried in local cemeteries. The program includes re-enactments and the event will be held in Mount Hope Cemetery, 1133 Mt. Hope Avenue, from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.