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Urban Action 2/19 

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

Film discussion on civil rights

First Baptist Church of Rochester will show the documentary film "LuLu and the Girls of Americus," by Travis Lewis at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 23. And LuLu Westbrook-Griffin will speak about her experience as one of 32 girls imprisoned in a Civil War bunker following her arrest at a civil rights protest. The girls ranged in age from 10 to 16 and were held for 42 days. The event will be held at 175 Allens Creek Road.

South Wedge traffic meeting

The South Wedge Planning Committee will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, to update residents on efforts to control traffic. City Council members, school board members, and representatives of Rural/Metro ambulance and Highland Hospital have been invited to the meeting, which will be held at 68 Ashland Street.

Christianity and LGBT community talk

Lifetree Café will present "God and Gays: an Hour of Civil Conversation" at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 24. The program will include the filmed stories of Jeff Chu, author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me?" and Christopher Yuan, author of "Out of a Far Country." The program will be held at 1301 Vintage Lane in Greece.

Racial justice workshop

Metro Justice will present "Creating Equity in Our Community," a racial justice workshop that will explain racial inequalities and racism, and how they impact lives. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, at School Without Walls, 480 Broadway Street. A $10 donation is suggested. Registration is required: 469-8249.


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