This week's calls to action include the following events and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)
The Moving Beyond Racism Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 7, to talk about "The Round House" by Louise Erdrich. The story is about a Native American woman who is raped in the vicinity of a sacred round house, and how a single act of violence has lasting consequences. The event will be held at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford Plaza. It's not necessary to read the book in advance.
The University of Rochester will present the producer's premiere of the documentary film "Shoulders to Stand On." The film, which will be shown on Sunday, September 29, explores the roots and origins of Rochester's LGBT movement and community. Tickets: $40. The film will be shown at the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the screening is at 4 p.m.
Rochester Committee on Latin America will present "Chiapas: Behind the Resistance," two documentary films about social and ecological justice in Chiapas, Mexico beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2. "A Darker Shade of Green" looks at how indigenous communities in Chiapas and Acre are threatened with losing their land. "Broken Branches, Fallen Fruit" examines the forces that drive immigration to the US. The films will be shown at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.
The Flying Squirrel Community Space will host "Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street," a panel discussion with Mark Bray and Nathan Schneider on social movements. The writers and activists will discuss their books about the rise of the Occupy movement, and how anarchists and others shaped the goals and spirit of the movement. The event is at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 29, at the Flying Squirrel, 285 Clarissa Street.