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Urban Action 6/26 

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

Film about changing gender

The Lifetree Café will show a documentary film about a man who identifies as a woman and begins the process of changing gender. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1, and offers insight into the issues surrounding gender identity, such as the impact on family, work, schools, and faith. The film will be shown at 1301 Vintage Lane in Greece.

Talk on race

Moving Beyond Racism will hold a discussion on "Beyond the Whiteness of White" by Jane Lazarre at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 1. Lazarre's book is a memoir of a white mother raising black sons, and learning what being white means in the context of those relationships. The meeting will be held at Barnes and Noble in the Pittsford Plaza, and it's not necessary to have read the book in advance.

Waterfront revitalization meeting

The City of Rochester will hold a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, regarding the Rochester Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The LWRP is being prepared in cooperation with the New York State Department of State, and the meeting will provide an update on plans for Lake Ontario, the Genesee River, and the Erie Canal. The meeting will be held in City Council chambers at City Hall, 30 Church Street.

Film on the Seneca Nation

The University of Rochester will show the film "Bury My Heart with Tonawanda," which tells the story of a boy with Down syndrome who is rejected by his family, but accepted by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation. The film explores the Seneca culture, beliefs and myths, and Native American history. The film will be shown at 7 p.m., on Thursday, June 27, at the Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue.

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