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Urban Action 6/1 

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

Eco-Fair coming to Brighton

ColorBrightonGreen.org will hold the Brighton Eco-Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. The fair consists of a wide range of green vendors, nonprofits, and activities for children, as well as information on topics such as recycling, water conservation, and availability of green products. The event will be held at Brighton High School, 1150 Winton Road South.

Volunteers needed to register voters

The nonpartisan Rochester Voter Alliance needs volunteers to help register voters through September. RVA volunteers must remain strictly nonpartisan, never suggesting any political party or candidate or position on an issue. Voter registration is especially important in poor communities where turnout tends to be low. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Judy Schwartz at 442-5111.

Influence of tobacco industry explored

The Smoking and Health Action Coalition will present "Airing Big Tobacco's Dirty Laundry: How the Tobacco Industry Influences Your Community," from 4 p.m. to 7 pm. on Thursday, June 2. Learn about the tobacco industry's impact on communities and hear from a former employee of big tobacco. The event will be held at the Thomas Ryan center, 530 Webster Avenue.

Designing democracy talk

The Community Design Center of Rochester will present "The Process: How We Achieve Equity by Design," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. The discussion will feature Teddy Cruz, professor in public culture and urbanization, University of California, San Diego; Fonna Forman, director of the Center on Global Justice; and Ted Howard, president and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. The event will be held at Gleason Works Auditorium, 1000 University Avenue. General admission: $15; students with ID, free.

Chopra shares map to better health

Dr. Deepak Chopra will speak at Nazareth College from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 16. Chopra's talk, "The Future of Well-being," will address the latest findings in traditional and alternative medicine to create a map for a higher state of health. The event will be held at the Nazareth Arts Center, 4245 East Avenue. Tickets: $40 general admission; $20 Nazareth faculty and staff; and free admission for Nazareth students with Naz ID. Purchase tickets at the box office or 389-2170.

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