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Urban Action 9/26 

This week's calls to action include the following and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.)

Film examines workplace obedience

The Dryden Theatre shows the film "Compliance" by Craig Zobel as part of the Labor Film Series on Friday, September 28. The film, which is based on a true story, examines social control and authority in the workplace. Showing is at 8 p.m. at 900 East Avenue. Tickets: $8.

Stop drones rally

Rochester Against War and other anti-war groups will rally against drone warfare from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26. The purpose is to increase public awareness about drones being used in undeclared wars. Some drones are operated out of Hancock Field outside of Syracuse. The rally is at 12 Corners in Brighton.

Documentary on Rochester's riots

The University of Rochester Medical Center's community health center will show the documentary film "July '64" at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 28. The film, by local filmmaker Carvin Eison, examines the causes and impact of the racial unrest that swept the city in the summer of 1964. A discussion follows with Darryl Porter, assistant to Mayor Tom Richards. The event is at the URMC Saunders Research Building, 265 Crittenden Boulevard.

Race in the age of Obama discussion

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will sponsor "Signifying Without Specifying: Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama," a talk with Stephanie Li, University of Rochester assistant professor of English, and Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, senior lecturer in political science at UR. The talk is at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, in the Central Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.

Film about area migrant workers

The Rochester Committee on Latin America presents "After I Pick the Fruit: Pulling Back the Curtain on Migrant Women's Lives," at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3. The film by Nancy Ghertner follows the lives of five migrant women who worked in the fields and orchards of Wayne County. It will be shown at Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street. Ghertner will participate in a discussion after the film.

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