This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Discussing the local economy
The Rochester Business Alliance will present an economic outlook for the Rochester-Finger Lakes area by William Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12. Dudley will share his views on the importance of workforce development for the region. In his role as New York Fed president, Dudley serves as the vice chair of the Federal Open Market Committee, the organization that forms the nation's monetary policy. The event will include a light breakfast and networking prior to Dudley's talk. A question- and-answer session will follow. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 125 East Main Street. Cost: $10 per person. Reservations: 256-4614.
The Weathermen on film
The Flying Squirrel Community Space will show the documentary film "The Weather Underground" at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 3. The film by Sam Green and Bill Siegel details the "Days of Rage" in October 1969 when a large group of young people went on a rampage in the streets of Chicago. It was the first demonstration of a group that became known as the Weathermen, who were protesting the Vietnam War, racism in America, and government repression. The Weathermen disrupted government, broke activist Timothy Leary out of prison, and evaded the FBI for years. It ranks among the most radical anti-government movements during one of the most turbulent times in US history. The film will be shown at 285 Clarissa Street.