This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce will present "Early Care and Learning is Economic Development," a breakfast meeting and discussion at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7. The event will feature keynote speaker Rob Grunewald, economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, who will talk about how issues such as poverty and the lack of access to early childhood education affect workforce development and the local economy. Grunewald says that today's business community must invest resources in this area to create a more vibrant future. The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn-College Town, 30 Celebration Drive. Registration and costs: www.greaterrochesterchamber.com.
The Rochester Area Vegan Society will present "The ABC's of Nutrition Not Taught in Schools, Including Medical Schools," a dinner event and talk by dietitian George Eisman on Sunday, September 18. Eisman is the nutrition director of the Coalition for Cancer Prevention Through Plant-based Eating, and the author of several books. Vegans stress that plant-based eating is healthier for the body and healthier for the planet. The dinner is a vegan potluck, which means that no animal products of any kind, including honey, should be used to prepare the dish to pass. The event will be held at Brighton Town Park Lodge, 777 Westfall Road, at 5:30 p.m. (Dinner is served at 7 p.m.) Cost: $3 for non RAVS members. Information: www.rochesterveg.org.