This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present "Argentina in the Time of Peron," and the film "La Hora del Los Hornos" (The Hour of the Furnaces) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4. David Tamarin, emeritus associate professor at SUNY Geneseo and author of "The Argentine Labor Movement 1930-1945, A Study in the Origins of Peronism," will offer his insight into that country's history during those turbulent years. During the "Dirty War," roughly 13,000 people disappeared. The event will be held at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
Nazareth College's Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue will show "A Thin Wall," a documentary film by Mara Ahmed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11. The film shows the social, political, and artistic effects of the partitioning of India in 1947. The film will be shown at Nazareth's Shults Community Center.
Temple Emanu-El will host a presentation by Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 8. Urbanski will talk about Ellis Island and the experience of immigrants entering the US. Urbanski was born in Mosciska, Poland, and immigrated to the US. He earned his Ph.D. in American social history from the University of Rochester. There is a suggested donation of $6 per person for the cost of brunch. Reservations: 266-1978. The event will be held at Temple Emanu-El, 2956 Saint Paul Boulevard, at the corner of St. Paul and Titus Avenue.