This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars will hold a rally and "speak out" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. The event will be held at the main gate at the Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, 6001 East Molloy Road, Syracuse. Parking is available at BOCES, 6820 Thompson Road.
The Flying Squirrel Community Space will present a discussion of the book, "Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 2. The book features interviews with more than 70 organizers, activists, and scholars from Latin America to South America who talk about the political and social movements that developed in these regions. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street.
The Flying Squirrel Community Space will also present "The Great Incarcerator Part Two: The Shadow of Lucasville," at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 3. The film examines the 1993 inmate uprising at an Ohio prison. There will also be a discussion about mass incarceration, human rights, and the prison industrial complex. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street.
Advocates for peace will present the "Alternatives to Violence Mini-Workshop: Conscious Conscience," from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. This interactive workshop will feature exercises that help individuals promote nonviolence in their personal lives and communities. The event will be held at Farmington Friends Meeting House, 187 County Road 8, Farmington. Please bring a bagged lunch. Information: 354-6844.