This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Events focus on race
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will hold a series of public events this fall: "Conversations on Race" and "Conversations on Race with Poverty." The conversations are open dialogues about race, segregation, and how race is often connected to poverty in communities. The events involve group participation (they are not speaker-led events). "Conversations on Race" events are scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, at the Charlotte Branch Library, 3557 Lake Avenue; and Wednesday, September 21, at the Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way. "Conversations on Race with Poverty" events are scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, at the Charlotte Branch Library; and on Wednesday, September 28, at the Phillis Wheatley Community Library. All of the events are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Public forum on School 1's future
The Rochester school board will hold a public forum on School 1 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, at the school, 85 Hillside Avenue. The purpose is to gather input from parents, teachers, students, and the community about plans for future improvements at the school.