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Urban Action 5/18 

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

Activists prefer march for peace

Anti-war activists will hold a Memorial Day Peace Parade on Monday, May 30. The theme of this year’s parade is “Mourn all Victims of US Militarism, Home and Abroad” in recognition of all victims of militarized violence. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and participants are asked to meet at East Main and Scio streets. Information: Doug Noble at 442-3383.

Film warns of extinction

First Unitarian Church will host a showing of the film "Racing Extinction" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. The film by Louie Psihoyos has been described as an eco-thriller and uses extraordinary photography to examine humanity's role in the issues facing endangered species and a vulnerable planet. The film will be shown at the church, 220 Winton Road South.

Training offered for activists

First Unitarian Church of Rochester will host "A Call for Activists" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. The meeting's organizers say that collective and grassroots activism is more important than ever given the state of the country and our politics. Trainers from the Pachamama Alliance of San Francisco will provide their knowledge to organizations and individuals working on environmental sustainability and social justice. The event will be held at the church, 220 Winton Road South. Donations accepted. RSVP: www.pachamama.org/workshop/3177/AfternoonofExploringHowWeCanWorkTogether.

Voter education meeting to be held

The New York Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women Voters will hold a voter education town hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. This meeting is for anyone who is confused about the voting process or wants to know more about the elections and is tired of the conflicting messages on social media. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.

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