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Urban Action 2/5 

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

The future of nonprofits

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will host the talk, "Emerging Needs of Nonprofit Organizations in the Current Economy," at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11. The talk will be given by Ann Marie Cook, president and CEO of Lifespan Greater Rochester; and Joyce Strazzabosco, administrator of the Council of Agency Executives. The event will be held in the Rochester Public Library, Gleason Auditorium, 115 South Avenue.

Local economy is subject of panel discussion

The Rochester Business Journal will present the panel discussion, "2014 Economic Outlook: Rochester and the Upstate Region," from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. The panelists are Thomas Battley, director of Photonics Cluster; Larry Glazer, CEO of Buckingham Properties; Donald Levy, director of Siena Research Institute; Sandy Parker, president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance; and Brad McAreavy, president of the Rochester Automobile Dealers Association. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency. Tickets: $45. Information and registration: Melissa Wilson,

Support for farmworkers

The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present the talk, "Food Justice and Immigration," by Nelson Carrasquillo at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5. Carrasquillo is the director of El Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas. The event will be held at Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.

First annual Genesee River summit

The Center for Environmental Initiatives is hosting the Genesee River Basin Summit from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 6. The speakers include George Thomas, director of CEI; Corydon Ireland, staff writer for Harvard News Office; Joe Makarewicz, SUNY Brockport professor of environmental sciences and biology; Ron Entringer, chief of Water Quality Management at NYSDEC; and Vinnie Esposito, director of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and Empire State Development. The event will be held at the Roger Robach Community Center, Ontario Beach Park. Information: or contact Kimie Romeo, 690-8026.

Healing the earth talk

The Downtown Presbyterian Church will present a talk, "Earth Care Communities Can Heal our Planet," at 9:50 a.m. on Sunday, February 9. The event is part of an ongoing series of talks about climate change and inspiring activism to create a sustainable environment. The talk will be held at 121 North Fitzhugh Street.



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