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Urban Action 9/20

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

Making peace a priority

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace will hold an International Peace Day Celebration on Thursday, September 21. The event is family-friendly, with music, games, and other activities; Kevin Martin, president of Peace Action New York, will give an address. The event will be held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 23 Main Street, Geneseo, at 4 p.m.

Transportation's link to income

Reconnect Rochester will present a screening of "Transportation and Poverty" – detailing transportation difficulties for the poor – on Wednesday, September 27. The film, part of the Rochester Street Films series, will be shown at the Little Theatre at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by a panel discussion with Leonard Brock, director of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative; Maggie Brooks, former county executive; and Bill McDonald, program officer with United Way.

Faith's role in unity

Nazareth College will present two talks by scholar and author Bishop Robert McElroy, head of the Catholic Diocese of San Diego. McElroy is a progressive known for his support of LGBTQ Catholics. His first talk, "Nationalism vs. the Catholic Vision of the Common Good," will be held on Thursday, September 21, in the Shults Center, at 7 p.m. The second talk, "Uniting our Fractured Society," will be held on Friday, September 22, in the Golisano Academic Center, at 1:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Film examines work in home health care

On Thursday, September 21, the Rochester Workers Center will host a showing of the documentary film "Care," which examines home health care and the low wages of workers. Locally, most of the workers are women of color who are likely to live in the city in poverty. The film will be shown at the Ryan Community Center, 530 Webster Avenue, at 6 p.m.