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Urban Action 8/20

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

Swamp Sanctuary plans a hike

Thousand Acre Swamp Sanctuary will host "Space Junk Over the Swamp," a hike and discussion, at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 22. Several volunteers will lead the hike. Telescopes will be provided, but participants need to bring their own binoculars. The hike begins in the parking lot at 1581 Jackson Road between Atlantic Avenue and Plank Road. Volunteers ask that participants arrive on time. Information: 773-8911.

Medical marijuana is subject of panel talk

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Compassionate Care New York, and other advocates of medical marijuana will hold a panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27. One of the topics will be urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to implement a temporary, interim emergency marijuana access program for patients with life-threatening or terminal illnesses and don't have the ability to wait for full implementation of the law. Dr. Julie Netherland of Compassionate Care New York; Dr. Luke Peppone of University of Rochester Medical Center; Senator Ted O'Brien; Senator Joe Robach; Marianne Sargent of the Breast Cancer Coalition; and Sue Nill Kidera, breast cancer survivor; will comprise the panel. The event will be held at Monroe Community College, Brighton campus, building 4. Park in lots E and F.