This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Nazareth College will present "Leading Change and Innovation," a lecture by Ellen Gustafson at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19. Gustafson is a sustainable food activist, entrepreneur, and the founder of several food and feeding organizations aimed at ending hunger. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer period. The event will be held at the Arts Center.
The City of Rochester's Department of Recreation and Youth Services is seeking public input on youth programing and activities. Open houses will be held at nine community centers, often taking place at multiple venues simultaneously. Upcoming events: Thursday, November 14, at Adams Street Community Center, 85 Adams Street, and at Flint Street Community Center at 271 Flint Street; Thursday, November 21, at Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus Street, and at Campbell Street Community Center, 524 Campbell Street. All of the events will be held at 6 p.m. Information: 428-6755.
The First Unitarian Church will hold "Sexually Exploited Children Right Here in Monroe County," a panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 14. Panelists include Sgt. Mark Freese of the Rochester Police Department, Nolica Murray-Fields of the Center for Youth Services, and Robert Way, from the Monroe County Department of Human Services. The event will be held at 220 South Winton Road.
Nazareth College will present "Ambiguity of Faith: How Religion Both Makes and Unmakes Prejudice," a lecture by professor and priest Bryan Massingale at 7 p.m. on Thursday November 14, in the Otto Shults Community Center. Massingale explores faith as an instrument of social justice and as a catalyst for change. A second lecture by Massingale, "The Dark Nights of Malcolm X: an African-American Reading of Catholic Social Spirituality," will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15, in the Golisano Academic Center.
Latinos United for Progress will hold "La Cumbre" on Tuesday, November 19. The event is an opportunity for the Greater Rochester Latino community to meet, collaborate and organize around issues in education, government, health care, and job development. The event will be held at the city school district's central office, 131 West Broad Street, at 5:30 p.m.