This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Talk on police reform
The New York Civil Liberties Union will present "How We Changed the NYPD," a talk by Candis Tolliver at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4. Tolliver is the NYCLU's assistant advocacy director for organizing. She helped Communities United for Police Reform get the Community Safety Act passed in 2013. Her talk will be held at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Anti-war and drone use talk
The Flying Squirrel Community Space's Monday Mayhem will present "Hellfire from Heaven: the Morality of Weaponized Drones," a talk by Harry Murray at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 2. Murray, a peace activist and instructor at Nazareth College, will talk about his efforts to ground the drones at Hancock Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, just war principles, and targeted killings. The event will be held at 285 Clarissa Street.
Talk by City Council member Spaull
Nazareth College will host "If Our Streets Could Talk: Messages of Trauma and Hope," a talk by Elaine Spaull, City Council member and director of the Center For Youth, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. The event will be held at Nazareth's Shults Center.
ColorBrightonGreen.org will hold the annual Brighton Green Energy Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. The fair, now in its seventh year, will feature more than 20 vendors and nonprofits, green products and services, information on recycling and alternative energy technologies, and activities for children. It will be held in the Brighton High School parking lot.
Cuba caravan preparations
Rochester Committee on Latin America will hold the 2014 "Cuba Caravan" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4. Radio producer and journalist Gal Walker will work with Pastors for Peace to staff the caravan, which leaves on July 10. The caravan provides critical medical supplies to Cuba, since the country is still under a US embargo. Walker will also give a presentation on current conditions in Cuba. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.