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Urban Action 9/03

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

Talk on the history of veganism

The Rochester Area Vegan Society will present a talk by Gary Francione on the history of veganism on Sunday, September 21. Francione is a law professor at Rutgers University and the author of "The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation?" Attendees are invited to a vegan potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to pass that does not include meat, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey products. The event is free to RAVS members and $3 for guests and nonmembers. The vegan dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m., at the Brighton Town Park lodge, 777 Westfall Road. Information: 234-8750.

Film documents impact of Walmart

The Eastman House's Dryden Theatre will show the documentary film "Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 7. The 2005 film shows how families in multiple continents have been adversely impacted by the store's mission to drive down prices. Tickets: $8 general admission; $6 for Dryden members and students.