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Urban Action 5/31

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

Meeting focuses on oversight of police

Enough is Enough and the Police Accountability Organizing Committee will hold a meeting on police oversight on Tuesday, June 6. Enough is Enough has pushed for greater police accountability and transparency. The group wants the creation of an independent police accountability board to be an important issue in this year's City Council and mayoral races. The meeting will be held at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street, at 7 p.m.

Healing war's emotional scars

The Reel Mind film series will show "Almost Sunrise" on Wednesday, June 7. Michael Collins' documentary film follows a pair of Iraq war veterans suffering from depression after coming home from duty. The two men embark on a 2,700-mile walk across the country to raise awareness about veteran suicides. The film will be shown at the Cinema Theater, 957 South Clinton Avenue, at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5, cash only.

City holding budget hearings

As part of its review of Mayor Lovely Warren's proposed 2017-2018 budget, City Council will hold two day-long public hearings on Wednesday, June 7, and Tuesday, June 13. The meetings will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days in Council Chambers, City Hall, at 30 Church Street. They're open to the public, and people do not need to sign up in advance to comment. The hearings will also be streamed live on the city's website:, and the budget is available for review on the website.

Program focuses on Honduras

The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present "Honduras: Dispelling the Myth" on Wednesday, June 7. Sister Phyllis Tierney, a longtime immigrant-rights activist, will discuss her recent 10-day tour of the country and the impact of violence in that country, which is causing numerous residents to flee. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, at 7 p.m.