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 Mennonite Fellowship will present "Refusing to Be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation," at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 29. Author Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta will lead the presentation. The event is at 111 Hillside Avenue.
Metro Justice will host "On the Rise: Housing and Inequality and the Fight for Gender Justice," a community dialogue on the ways women and families are impacted by housing insecurities at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. The meeting is at 167 Flanders Street.
The North Winton Village Association will hold a meeting with Mayor Thomas Richards and Chief of Police James Sheppard at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. The two will answer questions and address safety concerns. The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Browncroft Baptist Church, 420 North Winton Road.
As part of the YWCA National Stand Against Racism Day, ACT Rochester will present "Racial and Ethnic Inequalities, Progress and Work to Be Done," a discussion with Ann Johnson, ACT Rochester's director, at noon on Friday, April 26. The meeting is at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue. And from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, Metro Justice will hold a racial justice workshop to help build understanding about the ways racism permeates society. The meeting will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 120 North Fitzhugh Street. Pre-registration is required: 469-8249. Cost: $10 for lunch.
Friends of the Rochester Public Library will host a book discussion regarding "Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World," by Evan Thomas at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. Glenn Kist, RIT dean emeritus, will lead the review, at 115 South Avenue.
The Rochester Improvement Society and Monroe County Young Democrats will host "Hello, My Name is ... and I'm a Roc-aholic," at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Ten local visionaries will deliver six-minute presentations about why they love Rochester, at 1199 East Main Street. The MCYD will also host a screening of the film "The Invisible War," with a discussion by Representative Louise Slaughter at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. The documentary examines sexual assault in the US military. Tickets for the film: $10; half of proceeds will go to the Veterans Outreach Center and Alternatives for Battered Women.
The University of Rochester will sponsor the showing of "Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising According to Marek Edelman," at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. Tickets: $8.
Rochester Institute of Technology will show the documentary film "United in Anger: a History of ACT UP," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. The film will be shown at the Liberal Arts Hall.