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Urban Action 1/24 

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

Fighting for health care

Rochester for New York Health will hold an organizing meeting on Wednesday, January 31. The meeting will focus on building a local movement that supports universal health care and promotes recognition of health care as a human right. The meeting will be held at Metro Justice's office, 1115 East Main Street, Suite 207A, at 6 p.m.

Promoting housing rights

The Rochester Housing Justice Campaign will hold a town hall-style meeting concerning housing justice on Thursday, January 25. Topics will include tenants' rights, homelessness, and the expansion of permanent affordable housing. A representative from the governor's office has been invited to gather input from the community. The event will be held at St. Mary's Church, 15 St. Mary's Place, at 6:30 p.m.

Stopping human trafficking

University of Rochester medical students will host an "Anti-Human Trafficking Conference" on Saturday, January 27. The conference is intended to bring greater attention to the global and local issue of human trafficking and to educate health-care providers in the Rochester area about how to identify and help victims. The conference will be held at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, 415 Elmwood Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and will be followed by a networking reception. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://ursmdahtc.wordpress.com/.

Entrepreneurs and Rochester

The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present "The New Entrepreneurs of Rochester" on Tuesday, January 30. Richard Glaser, a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and co-creator of ROCGrowth, will talk about startups, entrepreneurs, and the companies and employers of tomorrow in the Rochester area. The event will be held at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m.


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