This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
The Northeast Neighborhood Community Council will hold a candidates night for the Northeast City Council seat and the Monroe County Legislature's 29th District at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2. The event will be held at Franklin High School, 950 Norton Street.
Experts answer photonics questions
The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster will present "Integrated Photonics: What is it? How will it change our world? And how will it change Rochester's technology landscape?" The event will be held on Thursday, September 17, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Avenue, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. A panel of experts will answer questions surrounding this new development. Ryne Raffaelle, vice president of research at RIT, will be the moderator. Tickets: $50 per person. Reservations: www.rrpc-ny.org. Information: 329-4029.
Rebuilding our community
The Community Design Center of Rochester and the Settlement Houses of Rochester Foundation will present "Mending our Broken Cities-Reconnecting our Communities," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16. The event will feature a talk by Mindy Thompson Fullilove, author of "Root Shock: How Tearing up City Neighborhoods Hurts America" and "Urban Alchemy." The talk will be held at School 9, 485 North Clinton Avenue.
Candidates to talk climate
Rochester People's Climate Coalition and League of Women Voters will hold "Building an Economy for Climate Stability: Candidate Forum 2015" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16. Candidates for local offices within Monroe County will be given the opportunity to present their vision for a green economy and how their platform relates to climate change solutions. The forum will be held at the Harley School, 1981 Clover Street.
Justice for El Salvador
The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present "El Salvador: the Struggle Against the Impunity of Violators of Human Rights" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9. The Reverend William Wipfler, an Episcopal priest who has been a human rights activist in Latin America for 60 years, will discuss the violations that took place during the Salvadoran Civil War. Despite an estimated 80,000 Salvadoran deaths at the hands of the military and death squads, there has been no justice. The event will be held at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.