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Urban Action 10/25 

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

Exploring ties between Jews and Muslims

Nazareth College will present "Jewish and Muslim Relations: Past, Present, and Future," a talk by Reuven Firestone, on Thursday, October 26. Firestone, a professor at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the author of several books, will discuss the two religions from medieval to modern time. The event will be held at Nazareth's Arts Center, at 7 p.m.

Segregated schools' role in racism

Great Schools for All will present a talk by New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones on Thursday, October 26. Hannah-Jones, who has written extensively about segregated schools, authored a recent article about a Southern town's efforts to separate from its school district. The event will be held at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs Street, at 7 p.m.

Climate change and the threat to security

The Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration justice will present "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security," a talk by author Todd Miller, on Tuesday, October 31. Miller has traveled to climate hot spots in the US and around the world to investigate how climate change is causing conflict over resources and mass displacement of people. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street, at 7 p.m.

Debating Parcel 5

ROCitizen will host a community conversation titled "What Do We Want at Parcel 5?" on Saturday, October 28. Attendees will examine a wide variety of uses for what many view as the most important undeveloped site in downtown Rochester: a performing arts center, retail plaza, casino, or public square. The event will be held at The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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