This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The Rochester Area Vegan Society will present a talk by Gary Francione on the history of veganism on Sunday, September 21. Francione is a law professor at Rutgers University and the author of "The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation?" Attendees are invited to a vegan potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to pass that does not include meat, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey products. The event is free to RAVS members and $3 for guests and nonmembers. The vegan dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m., at the Brighton Town Park lodge, 777 Westfall Road. Information: 234-8750.
The Eastman House's Dryden Theatre will show the documentary film "Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 7. The 2005 film shows how families in multiple continents have been adversely impacted by the store's mission to drive down prices. Tickets: $8 general admission; $6 for Dryden members and students.