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Urban Action 7/13 

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

Public hearing on gun safety bill

The Rochester Coalition for Reasonable Gun Laws encourages gun safety advocates to attend a public hearing being held by Democratic legislators at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. County Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell will discuss a bill that would require safe storage of firearms in Monroe County, as well as the reporting of gun thefts. The public hearing on the bill will be held at Stardust Ballroom, Edgerton Community Center, 41 Backus Street.

Film examines criminal justice system

Enough is Enough will show the documentary film "Gideon's Army" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. The film follows three young public defenders who challenge many of the attitudes and assumptions that drive the criminal justice system to a breaking point. Set in the South, the idealistic attorneys work long hours and receive little or no pay to bring about justice for all regardless of status or wealth. The film will be shown at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street. Donation: $5.

Lee talk focuses on feminism and fracking

The Green Party of Monroe County will present "Feminism and There Ain't no Fracking Way," a talk by activist Wendy Lynne Lee at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Lee will discuss her work in civil disobedience and the fight to preserve the environment. The event will be held at the Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street.



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