This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Greentopia is this week
The Greentopia Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 12, and Saturday, September 13. The event features music, art, design, performances, and educational information to help promote sustainability and health for the planet. The event will be held in High Falls along Brown's Race, from Platt Street to Commercial Street. Information: www.greentopiafest.com.
Kissinger on trial
The Flying Squirrel Community Space will show the documentary film "The Trials of Henry Kissinger" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, which coincides with the 41st anniversary of the US-backed military coup in Chile. The film is a mix of investigation and historical inquiry, focusing on Christopher Hitchens' charges of war crimes against Kissinger. The film will be followed by a discussion. The event will be held at 285 Clarissa Street.
A discussion of Ferguson events
Enough is Enough will present a multimedia presentation of activist Ricardo Adams' trip to Ferguson, Missouri, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16. Adams will talk about the organizing against police violence, demonstrations, and the impact of Michael Brown's death in communities across the country. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel Community Center, 285 Clarissa Street.
A conversation around atheism
The Lifetree Café will hold a conversation about atheism at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 15. The program is titled "What Your Atheist Friend Wants You to Know: the Conversation No One is Having," and includes a film offering atheists' insights and their experiences. The event will be held at 1301 Vintage Lane, Greece.
Fall nature hiking
The Thousand Acre Swamp hiking schedule continues on Saturday, September 13, with a look at fall wildflowers. The hike begins promptly at 10 a.m. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 14, the theme of the hike will be "fungi with fun," which will involve finding and identifying wild mushrooms and other fungi. The hikes start at the park entrance at 1581 Jackson Road between Atlantic Avenue and Plank Road. Dress appropriately for hiking. Information: 773-8911.