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Urban Action 8/22

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

The Rochester school board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, on the renewal of the charter application for the Rochester Academy Charter School. The proposed renewal extends the dates of operation from January 15, 2013, to June 30, 2017. The application would permit the school to expand, accommodating grades K-12 by the 2016-2017 school year. The hearing is at the district's central office, 131 West Broad Street.

Metro Justice will rally against the Ryan budget and in support of Medicare as it currently exists at noon on Monday, August 27. The organizers also plan to ask the City of Rochester to divest its financial interests from JP Morgan Chase. The event is in front of the Chase Bank, downtown at 1 Chase Square.

Several anti-war groups will rally against the United States' use of drones in attacks on foreign countries from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, at Twelve Corners Park in Brighton.

The Peace Corps will hold Wednesday office hours in Rochester from Wednesday, August 22, through Wednesday, December 12. Peace Corps recruiter Dove Russo will be available to provide information about the Peace Corps. The event is at Monroe Community College, Rochester AmeriCorps, Damon City Campus, 226 East Main Street. Information: (716) 251-6058.