This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Can Iran reduce antisemitism?
Monroe Community College will present "Global Antisemitism Rising: What About Iran?" The talk by Iran-born writer Roya Hakakian is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, and is part of MCC's Voices of Vigilance program. The event is in MCC's Warshof Conference Center, 100 East Henrietta Road. Tickets are $7, but free with valid MCC ID. Park in lot M.
Talk on homelessness
Nazareth College will present the lecture "Home and Homelessness" by journalist and scholar Priyanka Borpujari at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Borpujari re-examines the meaning of homelessness in relationship to a world that is becoming smaller with ever-increasing borders. Are you at home in a world where inclusion and diversity are merely buzzwords? The event will be held at Nazareth's Shults Center, 4245 East Avenue.
Lecture on a longer life through nutrition
The Rochester Academy of Medicine will present two lectures by Dr. Michael Greger on Monday, March 14. Greger is the author of "How Not to Die." His lectures, "The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing the Leading Causes of Death," will be at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue. The cost of the 4:30 p.m. lecture is $15, and the cost of the 7:30 p.m. lecture is $20.
Memoir explores womanhood
Nazareth College will present a talk by Sonja Livingston, author of "Queen of the Fall: A Memoir of Girls and Goddesses," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Livingston's book is the subject of this year's "If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book" program sponsored by Writers & Books and offers an account of a young inner-city girl's life, escaping poverty and defining success on her own terms. The event will be held at the Nazareth Arts Center, 4245 East Avenue.
Discussion on death with dignity
The Interfaith Impact of New York State's annual legislative briefing will present "Death with Dignity: Compassionate or Unethical?" on Sunday, March 13. The discussion will focus on legislation concerning terminal patients' rights and will feature Corinne Carey, New York State campaign director for Compassion and Choices; Diane Coleman, president and CEO of Not Dead Yet; J.J. Hanson, president of the Patients' Rights Action Fund; and Dr. Timothy Quill, professor in palliative care at URMC. The event will be held at First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Information: 442-5111.