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Urban Action 11/14 

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

The Social Welfare Action Alliance Rochester Chapter hosts "Human Rights in Human Services," a roundtable discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16. Fred Newdon, coordinator of community practice at Smith College's School of Social Work, will talk about support for clients and preserving human dignity. The event is at Rochester Friends Meeting House, 84 Scio Street.

Drones discussion

Rochester Against War hosts a talk by Judy Bello, an activist who has been leading Upstate New York efforts to end drone attacks, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 18. She will discuss her meetings with victims of drone attacks and representatives of the Pakistani military and political organizations. The event is at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street.

Vargas meeting on school buildings

Rochester schools Superintendent Bolgen Vargas is expected to talk about his draft master plan for updating city school buildings at his Coffee and Conversation meeting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at the district's central office, 131 West Broad Street. The meeting is open to the public.

Remembering the Ukrainian genocide

Branch 120 of the Ukrainian National Women's League of America will commemorate the estimated 10 million Ukrainians who died of famine under the former Soviet Union's rule. The event is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, at St. Mary The Protectress Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, 3176 St. Paul Boulevard. William Drumright, assistant professor of history at Monroe Community College, will give a lecture about the famine following the service.

Creating a caring community

St. Monica Church hosts a "Call to Care" from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, to reflect on creating an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just community. The event includes showing the film "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream," and it will be held at 831 Genesee Street.


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