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Urban Action 1/23 

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

Holocaust survivor on film

The Lifetree Café will host a showing of "On Schindler's List," the true story of Leon Leyson, who was 13 years old when he was taken to work in a factory in Poland. The story of Oscar Schindler's youngest holocaust survivor will be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28, at 1301 Vintage Lane in Greece.

Beyond the blue box will present "Recycling Beyond the Blue Box: TerraCycle and the Monroe County Ecopark," at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23. Cheryl Bertou will explain how her son partnered with TerraCycle to reduce waste by recycling previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste and raised funds to build a school in South Sudan. The event is at Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Avenue.

Talk on Wall\Therapy

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present "Wall\Therapy in Rochester: the Visual Intervention of Public Art," a talk by Ian Wilson, URMC assistant professor, at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29. Wilson, who is curator of Wall\Therapy, will talk about how the project commissions artists to create large-scale murals to inspire and help rehabilitate communities. The event is in the Central Library's Kate Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.

MCC talks about Kodak site

Monroe Community College will hold two public meetings to provide information about the college's vision for a new downtown campus at the Kodak headquarters on State Street, which MCC is in the process of acquiring. The meetings are at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 26. The meetings are at MCC's Damon City Campus, 228 East Main Street. Registration is encouraged:

Free physicals

The University of Rochester Medical Center will offer free physicals to people of all ages on Thursday, January 31, and Thursday, February 7. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and students ages 17 and 18 must bring a signed RCSD Physical Examination Parent Consent Form available online at The physicals will be held at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, 415 Elmwood Avenue, starting at 6 p.m. Arriving early is advised. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Information: 275-7203.

B of A offers help to prevent foreclosure

Bank of America loan specialists will host a public forum to help customers avoid foreclosure from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel, 125 East Main Street. The service is only available to B of A customers who have their home mortgage with the company and are experiencing financial difficulties. Appointments and registration: 1-855-201-7426.

Recycling electronics

The St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold a computer and small electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26. Items like radios, video games, VCR's, and DVD players will be accepted as donations to help needy families in the Rochester area. Bring items to Annunciation Church, 1754 Norton Street.


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