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Urban Action 3/12 

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

Book discussion on WWII

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will discuss the book, "Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over WWII" by Lynne Olson at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18. Chris Lindley, former Rochester deputy mayor, will review the book. The event will be held at 115 South Avenue.

Film on local climate change

ColorBrightonGreen.org will show the documentary film "Comfort Zone: Exploring Climate Change in Upstate New York," at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12. Questions involving climate change are addressed from a local perspective. The film will be shown at Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue.

ROCLA dinner and awards

The Rochester Committee on Latin America will hold its annual Rice and Beans Gala Dinner and White Dove Awards at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14. The event, which raises funds for ROCLA, will be held at Gates Presbyterian Church, 1049 Wegman Road. Tickets are $25, but no one will be turned away. Reservations: 293-3194 or 464-0878.

Education reform meeting

Parent to Parent will hold a public meeting on Race to the Top, the Common Core curriculum, and other education reform measures at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12. The event will be held at Minerva Deland School, 140 Hulburt Road, Fairport.

Meet underserved Rochester

The Rochester Chapter of the Social Welfare Action Alliance will coordinate "The Reality Tour" on Saturday, March 29. The tour will look at Rochester's most economically challenged communities, and attendees will meet with homeless and working poor individuals to learn about their experiences. RSVP by calling 969-3409 by Monday, March 24. Cost is a $20 donation; $15 for students. The bus leaves School 1, 85 Hillside Avenue, at 11:45 a.m. Checks should be mailed to: SWAA Rochester, PO Box 17323, Rochester, 14617. Write "Reality Tour" on the check.

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