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Urban Action 11/11 

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

How receivership of schools works

The Rochester school board will host a public forum for parents, teachers, and the community regarding school receivership and its impact on city schools. The forum is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, at School 9, 485 North Clinton Avenue. Registration is encouraged:

Forum on city inspections

Rochester City Council will hold a public forum regarding the draft Certificate of Occupancy waiver amendment. The C of O program is designed to ensure that all residents in rental properties are provided safe housing, and inspections of the interior and exterior are required. Some occupants have concerns about interior inspections, and the proposed amendment may offer a compromise solution. The forum will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, in City Council chambers at City Hall, 30 Church Street.

Talk on two-state solution

The Jewish Community Center will present "A Positive Agenda for Israelis, Palestinians, and American Jews," a talk by Alan Elsner at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17. Elsner was executive director of the American for Israel Project and he is an Israeli who served in the Israeli Defense Forces. He says that a two-state solution remains the only viable path to peace in the region. The event will be held at the JCC, 1200 Edgewood Avenue.

Film and discussion on race

The MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence will show the documentary film "I'm Not Racist ... Am I?" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 14. The film looks at generational views on race and equality. It will be shown at the Gandhi Institute, 929 South Plymouth Avenue, and will be followed by a conversation about race. RSVP:

Panel discussion on campaign finance

The League of Women Voters Rochester and the First Unitarian Church will present "Money in Politics-Is Democracy for Sale?" at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 16. A panel of three experts will discuss the ramifications of the Supreme Court decision regarding financial contributions to campaigns on US politics. The event will be held at First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road.

Remembering the Jesuit priests

Several peace activist groups will gather at the Federal Building on Monday, November 16, to commemorate the assassination of six Jesuit priests and peace workers in El Salvador's 1989 massacre. The perpetrator has been arrested and awaits extradition to Spain. The event will be held at 100 State Street, from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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