This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union will discuss the Galloway versus Town of Greece case at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. The case deals with a local lawsuit focusing on prayer during public meetings, which will be heard by the US Supreme Court. Americans United for Separation of Church and State challenged the town's practice of opening meetings with Christian prayers. The event will be held at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street in Rochester.
The Democratic caucus of the Monroe County Legislature will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, concerning the proposal to move the Monroe County Fair from Henrietta to Ogden. There have been many questions and issues raised by residents, and the meeting will give the public an opportunity to air those concerns. It will be held at the Northampton Park ski lodge on Hubbell Road (north of Colby Street), in Brockport.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Rochester City School District's Citizen U Program will hold a meeting for open discussion regarding the "Education is a Privilege" survey at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. The meeting will highlight managing classroom distractions and disruptions, as well as other topics as a way to improve the education environment. The meeting is open to parents, students, teachers, and community leaders, and it will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 249 Highland Avenue.
The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester will present "Faith and the Economy," a talk by former New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. Johnston has written extensively on economics, politics, and social issues. His talk will be held at the Shults Center at Nazareth College.
As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Rochester Community TV will show the documentary film "Drum Major for Justice: the Franklin Florence Story," at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 10. The film focuses on Rochester's role in the civil rights movement and the work of the Rev. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Florence Sr. The film will be shown at the Cinema Theater, 957 South Clinton Avenue (at South Goodman Street). Tickets: $6. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is recommended.
The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present a talk with attorney and human rights activist Grahame Russell at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Russell will discuss witnessing the 2009 military coup in Honduras. The event will be held at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.