This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
and the poor
Cuba and the Latin American School of Medicine will be the focus of the Rochester Committee on Latin America's meeting on Tuesday, June 26.
The program will include a showing of "Dare to Dream," a short documentary about the Latin American School of Medicine, which is known for preparing students from poor communities to become doctors who want to serve the poor. The guest speaker will be Cheryl LaBash, who writes for Workers World newspaper and works with Doctors4Detroit, which supports students at the medical school in Cuba.
The meeting will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, at 6 p.m.
for DC event
The New Poor People's Campaign will conclude several weeks of activism across the country with a rally in Washington, DC, on Friday, June 23, and 1199SEIU labor organization is sponsoring a bus to take area residents interested in attending the event. There'll be no charge for the bus trip.
The bus will leave Rochester late in the day on Friday, June 22, departing from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East parking lot, at 259 Monroe Avenue. To register, contact Demond Meeks as soon as possible, at 750-6320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, so he knows how many buses are needed.
in city schools
The Take It Down Planning Committee, Faith Community Alliance, and Movement for Anti-racist Ministry and Action Coalition will meet on Thursday, June 21, and every Thursday through the summer, to discuss ways to address racism in the Rochester school district.
The group will also be working with House of Mercy and St. Joseph's House of Hospitality on ways to address homelessness in Rochester.
The Thursday meetings, will be in the Fight Village Community Room, 186 Ward Street, at 6 p.m., and are open to the public.