This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
Several antiwar and social justice groups will hold the 30th annual Rochester Memorial Day Peace Parade on Monday, May 26. The parade honors those who have suffered and died in war. Parade participants are encouraged to bring signs to honor the sacrifices made by others. Participants should gather at 10 a.m. at East Avenue and Arnold Park.
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will hold conversations on race on Thursday, May 29, at Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Avenue; Monday, June 2, at the Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street; and Tuesday, June 17, at the Rush Public Library, 5977 East Henrietta Road. All of the meetings will be facilitated open dialogues about race and its impact on the Rochester area. All meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The organizers of the proposed Business Investment District will hold public forums for downtown business owners and neighborhood residents in the Cascade District on Wednesday, May 28, at Hochstein School of Music and Dance, 50 North Plymouth Avenue, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; East End on Thursday, May 29, the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; St. Paul Quarter and St. Joseph's Park on Friday, May 30, at the SUNY Metro Center, 55 St. Paul Street, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Monroe and Alexander on Tuesday, June 3, at East House, 259 Monroe Avenue, Suite 200, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. A general meeting open to everyone will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at the Penthouse, 11th Floor, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Information: 546-6920 or www.Rochesterbid.org/#.