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Urban Action 5/30

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

ROCLA will hear lessons from the Andes

The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present a program titled "When the Condor and the Eagle Meet: Solidarity Delegations as a Way to Create a Better World" on Wednesday, June 6.

Nazareth College Professor Esperanza Roncero will share her experience of living in the Andes for many years and what she learned about the indigenous culture, which is steeped in spirituality.

Roncero will talk about what the modern Western capitalist society can learn from indigenous peoples' values and practices, which emphasize building relationships with others, living in harmony, and respecting the planet. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, at 7 p.m.

LWV will hold annual meeting

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, June 7. The League conducts and sponsors studies and holds public events focused on democracy and government. It also conducts the local Fair Campaign Practices Initiative to provide oversight of political candidates' campaigns.

Women interested in joining the League are welcome at the June 7 event, which will be held at Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 West Jefferson Road in Pittsford, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $10. Reservations: 262-3730.

The League will co-sponsor a District 25 Democratic Primary Debate with WROC News on Friday, June 15. The program will broadcast live on WROC-TV Channel 8 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Dem hopefuls will speak at candidate event

Democrats hoping to succeed Louise Slaughter in Congress will take part in a candidate forum on June 1, sponsored by the Rochester People's Climate Coalition, Faith Communities Alliance of Greater Rochester, and the Rochester area League of Women Voters. The event will take place at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The four will compete in a Democratic Primary on June 26.