This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The University of Rochester's Summer Brown Bag Series will continue with its talks about the "Impact of Everyday Discrimination on Health: What We Can Do About It," at noon on Thursday, July 24. Postdoctoral fellow Marcus Burrell will talk about preventing the negative health outcomes associated with discrimination. The event will be held at Helen Wood Hall Auditorium in the Medical Center.
Rochester For Obama will hold nonpartisan voter registration drives at both Irondequoit public libraries. The drives have been held since 2008 with the purpose of increasing voter turnout, regardless of party affiliation. In anticipation of the upcoming midterm elections, Rochester for Obama will register people on the following Saturdays: July 26, August 9, August 16, August 30, September 13, September 20, September 27, and October 4. All registrations will be held at the Evans branch, 45 Cooper Street, and at the McGraw branch, 2180 East Ridge Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through August 30. During September and October, the hours change to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.