Pin It

Urban Action 2/28 

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

Attacking solitary confinement

Local criminal-justice activists will host an exhibit and rally over the next few days to build support for the HALT Solitary Confinement in New York Act.

At the first event, "Unmasking NY State's Chamber of Living Death" –11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the South Wedge Mission, 125 Caroline Street – a replica of a solitary confinement prison cell will be unveiled, followed by a rally. The cell will be open four days for people to experience solitary confinement: Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday 11 to 1 and 5 to 9; Saturday noon to 4 p.m.; Monday noon to 4.

The future for unions

On Saturday, March 3, local labor organizations will present a program on the potential impact of Janus v AFSCME, a case argued before the Supreme Court this week. The plaintiff contends that having to pay union dues violates his rights. A ruling in his favor is expected to be a major blow to labor unions across the country and to the Democratic Party.

The March 3 Rochester event will be from 10 a.m. to noon in NYSUT Hall, 30 North Union Street. Panelists will be Harry Bronson, New York State Assembly member; Jim Bertolone, former president, Rochester Labor Council; Kenny Montgomery, National Association of Letter Carriers; Tom Gillett, New York State United Teachers; and Robert Leonard, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

Assessing mercury's impact

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association will present a program on the Finger Lakes Mercury Project at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Finger Lakes Community College's Stage 14, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua.

The project was initiated in 2015 by the Finger Lakes Institute in collaboration with Finger Lakes Community College to assess the extent of mercury contamination in the lake's aquatic food chain. Results of the study will be presented at the event by Roxanne Razavi, assistant professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


Comments are closed.

Latest in Urban Action

Browse Listings

Submit an event

Introduction to Understanding White Privilege @ 540WMain

This group facilitated course unpacks the premise and concept of white privilege...

View all of today's events »

  • Re: UR weighs proposal to arm more officers

    • More diversion from George. No one is denying the UofR rent-a-cops the ability to protect…

    • on March 18, 2019
  • Re: UR weighs proposal to arm more officers

    • The last thing U of R needs is a bunch of gun toting cop-want-a-be security…

    • on March 18, 2019
  • Re: UR weighs proposal to arm more officers

    • No deflection here. I took a clear concise stand on the issue and will repeat…

    • on March 17, 2019
  • More »
  • This Week's Issue

    Cover Story:
    'This isn't working'
    Mayor Lovely Warren on the Rochester school district read more ...

    Tweets @RocCityNews

    © 2019 City Newspaper.

    Website powered by Foundation.