Monday, March 21, 2016

Week Ahead: Events for the week of Monday, March 21

Posted By on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 10:24 AM

The American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters will hold a discussion on the issues and impacts of paid family leave in an upcoming forum, 'The Pros and Cons of Paid Family Leave: How It Impacts New York’s Employers and Employees.”

The event is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at AAUW’s Perkins Mansion, 494 East Avenue. To register or for more information:

The program’s moderator is Katherine Smith, advocacy director for the League of Women Voters. Panelists are: Blue Carreker, organizer with Citizen Action of NY and campaign manager of Paid Family Leave Campaign; Greg Biryla, executive director, Unshackle Upstate; Larry Marx, executive director, the Children’s Agenda; and Yvette Pagano, CEO, CAR Engineering & Manufacturing.

The panelists will take questions after their presentations.

The Landmark Society of Western New York is working with interested property owners in the downtown area of East Main Street between St. Paul and Chestnut streets to identify a potential historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.

Landmark Society staff and a consultant will hold an informational public meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at the Landmark Society offices, 133 S. Fitzhugh Street, to explain the project.

The Landmark Society is pursuing this designation so that property owners can take advantage of state and federal preservation tax credit programs.

The meeting is open to the public. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

The Rochester City School District will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, regarding the proposed budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The proposed $847 million spending plan includes a $24 million gap.

The meeting will be held at the district’s central office, 131 West Broad Street, and is expected to last several hours.

The Ibero-American Action League will hold a voter registration drive at its main office, 817 East Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. The drive is open to all Monroe County residents regardless of political party, but Ibero especially encourages Latino residents to come in and get registered.

This is an important date because applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 25, in order to vote in the 2016 elections.

The Justice or Else Movement supported by  Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington, DC. The event will be held at the David F. Gantt Community Center, 700 North Street. BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO

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