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 Area Vegan Society will hold its monthly potluck at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. The event will feature a talk by Mary Lawrence, an author and executive chef, who will discuss wellness, environment, and a vegan diet. Guests are asked to bring a vegan dish to pass, which means no animal products can be used as ingredients, including honey. The event will be held at the Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 Westfall Road. Members can attend for free, but there is a $3 guest fee for nonmembers. Information: 234-8750.
The Flying Squirrel Community Space will host "Matt Meyer: Political Prisoners, International Solidarity and Refusing to Choose between Violence and Nonviolence," a discussion with Matt Meyer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. Meyer is an activist and author who has worked extensively with political prisoners, teachers, and numerous causes dating back to draft registration resistance. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street. Suggested donation: $5.