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Urban Action 5/15

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

Project TIPS event

Project TIPS will hold its first event on Thursday, May 16, in Pulaski Park, 1200 North Street in Rochester's 14621 neighborhood. Police will go door to door from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. accompanied by volunteers, firefighters, and human service workers to seek residents' help solving neighborhood crimes. But they will also provide residents with information about diet, nutrition, and general health care. There will be a community cookout from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Pulaski Park, and all are welcome.

Regional transportation meeting

The Genesee Transportation Council will hold a planning committee meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23. The agenda will be available on May 16 at The meeting is at the Rochester Bureau of Water, 10 Felix Street.

Rally against big banks

Band of Rebels will hold a rally in front of Bank of America on Park Avenue at Berkeley on Monday, May 20. The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

Ruth Holland Scott's memoir reading

Friends of the Rochester Public Library will present a talk by the Honorable Ruth Holland Scott from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. Scott will discuss her memoir, "The Circles God Draws." Scott was the first African American woman to lead the 19th Ward Neighborhood Association, and the first elected to Rochester City Council. The event is at the Rochester Public Library, 115 South Avenue.