This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Mentor training offered
The Judicial Process Commission will hold mentor training from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, September 29, and Tuesday, September 30. Mentors are needed to help individuals as they try to turn their lives around and re-enter society as productive citizens. If you're interested, you must attend the training sessions at 1921 Norton Street. Information: 325-7727.
Child refugee talk
The Downtown United Presbyterian Church will host "Beyond the Headlines: Child Immigrants on the Southwest Border," a talk by Curt Cadorette at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1. Cadorette is an associate professor at the University of Rochester. He just returned from working with refugee children at an ICE detention center in New Mexico, and he will share that experience. The event will be held at 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Check out a human book
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present the "Human Library," on Saturday, September 27. The living library concept started in Europe and people are the books. They tell their stories and offer insight and education around a variety of topics. Those in Europe were designed to stop prejudice. There will be three library locations participating in the Human Library event: Central Library's Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Avenue; Henrietta Public Library, 455 Calkins Road; and Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in all three locations. A list of "human books": www.HumanLibrary.ffrpl.org.