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Urban Action 9/16


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

Film on WWII hysteria

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present "Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in WWII" from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22. Author Richard Reeves describes how war hysteria led to many Japanese people living in primitive camps. Reeves's book will be reviewed and discussed by William Hauser, retired University of Rochester history professor. The event will be held at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue.

Film extols vegan lifestyle

The Rochester Academy of Medicine will show "PlantPure Nation," a documentary film by Nelson Campbell, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. The film promotes the well-documented benefits of a plant-based diet and the political and economic factors involved to suppress this information. Vegan refreshments will be available and local physicians will be on hand to answer questions. Tickets: $7. The event will be held at the Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue.

Supporting New York organics

NOFA-NY will hold a harvest dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, to promote information about organic food and farming in New York State. Please bring an organic dish to pass at the potluck supper, which will be held at a private home at 49 Reservoir Avenue. Donations accepted. RSVP:

Park volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for "Pick Up the Parks: 2015 Fall Watershed Cleanups," on Thursday, September 17, and Saturday, September 19. Ontario Beach Park, Powder Mills Park, Braddock Bay, Maplewood Park, and Durand Eastman Beach are among about a dozen local sites that need help. Interested volunteers can go to for the complete list of sites, dates, times, and registration information.

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