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Urban Action 4/06 

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

Coalition to hold Second Amendment event

The Rochester Coalition for Reasonable Gun Laws will present "Understanding the Second Amendment" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. Attorney David Tennant, co-chair of the New York State Bar Association's Task Force on Gun Violence, will explain the legal and historical aspects of the Second Amendment. The event will be held at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs Street.

Naz to hold climate conference

Nazareth College will hold a three-day international conference on nature and the environment from Monday, May 23, through Wednesday, May 25. More than 60 professors of religion and science will present papers and lectures on climate-related concerns. For registration, costs, and more information: www.naz.edu or 389-2963. Saturday, April 16, is the last registration date.

Lecture on Mexico's sexual revolution

The Rochester Committee on Latin America will present "A Century of Revolutions and Reactions in Mexican Gender and Sexuality," a lecture by Ryan Jones, assistant professor of history at SUNY Geneseo. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh Street.

Volunteers to share stories of detained youth

Christians Witnessing for Palestine and the Islamic Center of Rochester will sponsor "The Stories of Four Palestinian Boys" at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. John and Joyce Cassel, volunteers with the World Council of Churches' Accompaniment Program in Palestine, will discuss their trip to the West Bank to record the experiences of youth detained by the Israeli Defense Forces. The event will be held at the Islamic Center of Rochester, 727 Westfall Road. Information: johnsonron888@gmail.com.

Women Supremes subject of library discussion

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library will present a discussion of "Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World" at 12:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue. US District Judge Elizabeth Wolford will review the book by Linda Hirshman.

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