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Urban Action 10/10 

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

Candidates discuss health care

The Interfaith Health Care Coalition holds a Meet the Candidates discussion with Democratic State Senate candidates Ted O'Brien, a Democrat, and Republican Sean Hanna at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 15. The candidates will give their views on universal health care and health-care costs. The event is at the St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, 417 South Avenue.

Single-payer panel discussion

The University of Rochester presents "Sick of it: Making Health Care in America Affordable and Accessible," a panel discussion at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12. The panel will be led by Dr. Deborah Richter, who successfully advocated for single-payer health-care coverage in Vermont. The event is in the Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. Registration: www.rochester.edu/melioraweekend.

Obamacare explained

The Downtown Presbyterian Church presents a discussion on the Affordable Care Act at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, October 14. Theodore Brown, UR professor of community and preventive medicine, will explain the specifics of the law. The event is at 121 North Fitzhugh Street.

Learn about worker-owned businesses

The Rochester Organization for Workplace Democracy presents a discussion by Joe Marraffino on exploring ways for Rochester to build local and sustainable worker-owned businesses from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14. The meeting is at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue.

Anti-war rally

Rochester Against War will hold a rally marking the 11th anniversary of the Afghanistan war at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, in front of the Federal Building, 100 State Street.

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