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Urban Action 1/9 

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

Workshop examines feminism

RocCity Coalition and Rochester Young Professionals will hold a workshop on "Intersectional Feminism" on Thursday, January 10. The workshop will examine gender identity, feminism, and inter-related systems of power and repression through historical, political, and social lenses. The event will be held at Carlson YMCA, 444 East Main Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration: Childcare: email

Input sought on public art

The public is being asked to help artists design an important new piece of public art. The work will be a highly visible element of the Rundel Memorial Library's exterior renovations, which are part of the first phase of the ROC the Riverway redevelopment project.

Last year, a committee composed of library and city government representatives and community arts volunteers chose Colorado-based Chevo Studios to create the work.

Now the library and Chevo Studios will hold three focus group sessions to get the public's input on the artwork and how it can tell a story about Rochester's history.

The events will be on Monday, January 14, from 6 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, January 23, noon to 1 p.m.; and Thursday, January 24, 5 to 6 p.m. All three sessions will be at the Rochester Public Library, Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue. RSVP requested: 428-8056.

Creating jobs with clean energy

Color Brighton Green will show "Happening: a Clean Energy Revolution," on Wednesday, January 9, as part of its Winter Film Series. Documentary filmmaker James Redford examines how entrepreneurs across the country are starting clean-energy businesses that are employing workers and making a profit. The film will be shown at the Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, at 6:30 p.m.

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