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Urban Action 10/2 

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

Women's group talk

Church Women United will present a Day of Reflection from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4. CWU, a racially diverse and inclusive Christian women's group, will present the talk, "Well-behaved Women Seldom Make History," which will be given by the Rev. Shirley Pudney-Eilers. Cost: $3. A light lunch will be provided, but call in advance for headcount purposes, 342-2790. The event will be held at Morganville United Church of Christ, 8466 Morganville Road, Stafford, NY.

Giffords at RIT

RIT will present "Endeavor to Succeed," a talk by Mark Kelly and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 12. Giffords was elected to Congress in 2006 and then re-elected in 2008 and 2010. But a gunman opened fire at an event in Tucson, Arizona and Gifford sustained a serious head wound. The event will be held at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Tickets: $25 for general public admission.

Film about religious life

The Lifetree Café will host "Only One Way to God? Can One Religion Really Have All the Answers?" a film and discussion about Valerie Winn at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 7. Winn describes her spiritual journey through many religions, and how they each shaped her life. The event will be held at 1301 Vintage Lane.

Peace workers report on wars

The Nazareth College Peace and Justice Center will host Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell of Creative Non-violence and Cathy Breen of New York Catholic Workers to talk about "Reports from War Zones" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, at the Nazareth Shults Center. They will make a second presentation on Friday, October 4, at the Flying Squirrel Community Center, 285 Clarissa Street. There will be a potluck at 6 p.m. and the talk will begin at 7 p.m. The three have traveled extensively to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria and have talked with victims of drone attacks.

Penfield recycling

Penfield will host a one-day recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, at its public works complex, 1607 Jackson Road. Many different kinds of materials can be recycled: electronics, metals, paper documents for shredding, and brush and plant debris.

Immigration reform discussion

The Downtown Presbyterian Church's Sunday Forum will host "The Border is Everywhere: the Perils of Immigration Reform," a talk by Grania Marcus at 9:50 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. Marcus was a member of the border ministry Frontera de Cristo in Mexico, and currently is on the steering committee of the New Sanctuary Coalition. His talk will be given at 121 North Presbyterian Church.



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